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Have a space issue with a full SSD; need to replace or add another.

The 446GB drive is C:\ and it's hitting it's limits. Before I replace I would like to remove-move or whatever some of the Terrains. Just d/l'd Syria at it's whopping 55GB so I was thinking about removing Normandy & Persian Gulf temporarily to free up some space.

Can I simply delete those subdirs from C:\Program Files\Eagle Dynamics\DCS World OpenBeta\Mods\terrains OR move them to another drive? I am NOT suggesting to move them and still expect those terrains to be accessible.

 

Could it possibly be that simple?

 In related matter, would it be a benefit to load EVERYTHING that is DCS on a separate SSD 500GB and get it off the C:\ ????

 
Appreciate the help....I just want to fly & blow shit up


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Yes you should just be able to move the folders.

 

I would definitely place on a different SSD to your operating system. I now used a 1TB SSD (trying to slightly future-proof)

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Hornblower....thanks for the Rapid Response Team answer...

 

I'll do the MOVE first and plan for a brand new SSD. When that task arrives is it best to just DELETE all DCS and do a fresh install on new drive. I can't imagine moving the whole thing would work out too welll.

 

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Just invest a couple of minutes and around $50 bucks for a cheap 500GB ssd. It is really simple, just cut and paste the DCS folder to the newly formatted hard drive. Update the shortcuts on your desktop.  No need to deleted or uninstall and reinstall.

I highly recommend using The DCS Updater GUI Utility - DCS Mods - ED Forums (eagle.ru) and for Mods use ovgme or similar addon. Always disable Mods before updating. Always!!!

 

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LG...sounds good....this method would not totally shag any registry settings on Win10?

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no, because all your personal DCS config files are in the /user/savegame folder. The only thing is u will be unable to start DCS from the Windows start menu if you do not update the shortcuts.

i even put my SaveGames folder on onedrive to have it available all the time on different windows machines and for my dedicated server. All my missions are in one folder and i use symlink to fool windows that the specific folders are hard links.


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There is a Windows registry setting for DCS but I am not sure what, if anything, the core install uses this for. If you use tools like Vaicom (as I do) the registry paths matter, but Vaicom can be used to correct the registry path.

 

+1 for Skatezilla's tool


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vor 2 Stunden schrieb hornblower793:

There is a Windows registry setting for DCS but I am not sure what, if anything, the core install uses this for. If you use tools like Vaicom (as I do) the registry paths matter, but Vaicom can be used to correct the registry path.

 

+1 for Skatezilla's tool

 

yes, Viacom sometimes is the troublemaker. After every update of Voice Attack you need to point it to the DCS Path. Otherwise your COM Menu will show up constantly

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yes, Viacom sometimes is the troublemaker. After every update of Voice Attack you need to point it to the DCS Path. Otherwise your COM Menu will show up constantly
OT, but, no, that is not true anymore. If VoiceAttack updates. Not an issues as VAICOM is just a plugin.
Before DCS updates, shutdown VA, update DCS. Start VA, start DCS.
No issues for me for the past 9 months. I cross my fingers for you the future.
Cheers!

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Hmmmmm....update VoiceAttack-Viacom, that's a novel idea. I wondered why my ATC is speaking Northern European-Germanic-Neanderthal🤔

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