i run out of space in my main directory (small ssd), and can’t downloading new content (i already move all other content to the other hard disk). how can i change the destination folder before download?
Regarding to this thread (How can I change the default location of \Unreal Projects? - UE4 AnswerHub) you should be abel to change it with a a filepath which should be beneath the download button, but somehow I cant see it (probably you can find it :))
“The Launcher now lets you select where you would like to download the Marketplace Sample content to. Beneath the download button, you will see a filepath. Clicking the filepath will let you choose an alternate destination.”
Otherwise use the workaround which you can also find in the upper thread.
They removed the filepath: https://forums.unrealengine.com/showthread.php?21728-UE4-Launcher-Ability-to-change-the-download-location
“Sample projects are now downloaded into your Vault, which is located within the engine install directory. From the vault files, you are then able to make a copy of the project where you wish.”
- Junction the vault files to your storage drive, (windows thinks they are in the default directory (C:\Program Files\Epic Games\Launcher\VaultCache) but you can have them actually on your HDD)
- Or you could uninstall and then reinstall the Unreal Engine on to your HDD (but then the Engine would not take advantage of the speed of the SSD)
- Wait for Epic to realise that most of us are in a transition between HDD and SSD’s needing both for adequate speed and storage, and that an option for Vault location on install would be a good idea…
Use CMD to create a Link to your Targetfolder
MKLINK /J “C:\Program Files\Epic Games\Launcher\VaultCache” “D:\MyProject”