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According to this old thread the Work folder is on my C:\\Program Files which means it is on my SSD and slowly degrading it's quality (yes I have TRIM enabled but it still does concern me). Is there any way to move the location of this folder to a places such as AppData? (Which is on D:\\)

Thanks
post #2 of 8
are you not worried about any other files??? the work folder is always getting updated and files replaced so I think that would be the least of your worries... SSD (older ones) usually just got slower over time, I have not seen many stories about file corruption.
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are you not worried about any other files??? the work folder is always getting updated and files replaced so I think that would be the least of your worries... SSD (older ones) usually just got slower over time, I have not seen many stories about file corruption.
Actually that's what I'm worried about (not file corruption), even if I do have a better SSD.
I might as well install the SMP client on my HDD I guess.
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slow is still faster then a normal HDD....

I dont think you have any issue... there are window files that are getting updated just as much if not more when the work folder...
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I think it will work as at the moment I have my SMP client set up in just C:/ not the pograms folder and it works fine. Also I don't have to turn off the UAC in windows 7.
post #6 of 8
Move the entire Folding@Home Windows SMP Client V1.01 folder to whichever location you wish. now make a new shortcut of the Folding.exe.

When adding the flags, make sure to add the -local flag too.

Problem sorted.
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Move the entire Folding@Home Windows SMP Client V1.01 folder to whichever location you wish. now make a new shortcut of the Folding.exe.

When adding the flags, make sure to add the -local flag too.

Problem sorted.
Thanks, though I'm not sure what local will do, I'll try it out. Also, how long does it take for Stanford to send Folding passkeys? (I formerly didn't use one and as far as I know you need it to get bonuses of sorts; I use the SMP client which normally gives me A3 WU's).
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