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Old 10 November 2019, 16:14   #1
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Question Reassigning 'base-dir' in Windows 10

Hi all,

I could not figure out how to reassign the base-dir in FS-UAE from the information provided as I was looking in the wrong folder (looking under \appdata\local\). It was getting frustrating.

Using process monitor, I found where the program is looking for the base-dir file. For those that are struggling with how to assign the base directory in Windows, you need to do the following steps:

1. Create a directory named "FS-UAE" at the path you want, i.e.: F:\FS-UAE
2. Go to the "C:\Users\[Your Windows10 Username]\AppData\Roaming\fs-uae" directory (in windows 10, type %APPDATA% in the search bar and hit enter, then go to the Roaming directory).
3. Create a text file named "base-dir" without a file extension in the %APPDATA% directory.
4. In the "base-dir" file, place just the path to the folder you created, i.e.: "F:\FS-UAE" (without quotes).

The program will still create a folder in the My Documents directory for one directory named "Data". Not sure if that can be reassigned as well, but now I can store the bigger files some where other than my small SSD.

Hope this helps.
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Old 15 November 2019, 22:49   #2
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Alternatively - you could open Settings and select File Database and then tell FS-UAE to
select F:\FS-UAE.

I believe this is what you want. Have you tried this? You can also tell FS-UAE where to
save your configuration files and ROM files.

Hope this helps!
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Old 21 November 2019, 21:40   #3
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The file database functionality is something different, so you need to follow digitalMedic's guide if you want to reassign the base dir. (Alternatively use the portable version)
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Old 25 November 2019, 17:52   #4
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Could try using Symbolic Links? or Junction Points
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I vote for Junction Points too: used in many situations and worked well.
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