Move Sonar Install

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LanceJ (2 db) asked 26 months ago

I am migrating to a new computer with a small SSD C: Drive.

Using the Command Center I am downloading all executables manually and installing manually.

I started with Sonar Platinum and was able to get part of the install to go to my D: Drive.  However, plenty was still installed on my C:  Also, all the additional programs so far are installing on C: since the installer is not asking for an install location.

 

My thought is to finish all the installs and then move the whole shooting match to the drive I want.  I suspect there will be Registry entries to correct, etc.

 

Anyone gone through this pain?

 

The Command Center needs to stop doing silent, automatic installs and give the user the power over where everything is put.

 

Thanks,

Lance

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wookiee (1039 db) answered 26 months ago

If you click on the settings cog in the top right of the CCC you can set you installs to verbose, remember to save that though.

One way to cure the problem is once you have moved all the stuff you want to move, make a junction between the directories.

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mudgel (59 db) answered 26 months ago

https://1drv.ms/f/s!Ahg7GEVUP0Hfx0MrOR1Fbrn72zMj The above link is to my OneDrive. The Folder MakeLink contains programs that will add a right click menu item in Windows that will allow you create links as desired.

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LanceJ (2 db) answered 26 months ago

A quick response to Wookiee.

I see your point on Cake's control of installation points.  I guess because I am doing a fresh reinstall on a new computer, I would like to have complete control of the setup for all my music creation software.  Maybe CCC could be flexible on the initial install and then be more regimented on the updates.

Another option would be a wholesale move utility as an advanced option.

Happy New Years!

Lance

 

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LanceJ (2 db) answered 26 months ago

To create Directory Junctions apparently is not easy done.

I found this article which contains a tool that allows creating, controlling, and deleting Junctions.

 

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896768.aspx

 

I hope this helps anyone wanting to do what I am about to attempt to do.  :)

Lance

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wookiee (1039 db) answered 26 months ago

I agree in some part Lance, but I think Cake decided to lock some of the install location after the first past install so that people would not decide to change their install location after the initial install and then scream my SONAR will not start.

Glad I was able to help.  Have fun.


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LanceJ (2 db) answered 26 months ago

Thanks.  I did set the paths in CCC which helps just for those items.

You idea of creating the directory junctions is quite brilliant I think.  I can leave the existing directory structure on C: and point the junction to the same directory structure on D: which will now contain all the executables and content.  It will be awesome if it is this simple.

I appreciate your help.

I still think that CCC needs to give total flexibility and control to the user when determining where executables and content are stored.

In a perfect world, I would love to have 100% of my music software and VSTs on a portable drive that I could run from any computer of my choosing.  Not sure how registry entries would effect this option.

Regards,

Lance

 

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