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Why does LibreOffice Custom Install on Windows OS Use Up the System Drive? [closed]

asked 2012-04-29 04:12:40 +0200

jox58 gravatar image

updated 2015-08-28 18:48:20 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

The related question was asked here, but the answer didn't explain why this happens.

I directed the custom install to my D:\ but it ignored that and installed 500MB on the C:\ drive. Since the System drive is a scare resource, I want to install as little as possible there. As far as I remember with earlier versions, up until a few weeks ago, were installing to my D:\ drive.

So, why is this happening? Is there anyway to fix it?

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answered 2012-04-29 11:30:24 +0200

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The program is correctly installed in any folder/drive you specify. The problem is that the installer is packed into a single msi file and needs to temporarily be unpacked (all files are erased after a successful install). Since you probably are using the Windows defaults, your temporary folders are on the system drive (C:)

The solution is to move your temporary folders to your D: drive as well http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-files/change-location-of-temp-files-folder-to-another/19f13330-dde1-404c-aa27-a76c0b450818

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Well, I did that, but no change, the installer still asks for a whole bunch on C

Codercurtis gravatar imageCodercurtis ( 2013-06-25 22:49:02 +0200 )edit

Can you upload a screenshot of a of those files/folders (use Treesize Free)?. If space is really an issue, then I recommend X-LibreOffice (a portable, self-contained version available at http://www.winpenpack.com/en/download.php?list.37 )

Pedro gravatar imagePedro ( 2013-06-25 23:49:29 +0200 )edit

Can you upload a screenshot of a Treeview of those files? (use Treesize Free)

Pedro gravatar imagePedro ( 2013-06-25 23:49:37 +0200 )edit

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