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    UE4 Launcher - Ability to change the download location

    Hey guys,
    I noticed recently that the ability to choose the download location for marketplace items no longer exists, back when I first started using the engine there was a small link underneath the download button that allowed you to choose the destination, and that was great! However since version ~4.2 (when a major update occurred to the launcher, not sure exactly when, but a couple months back) the link was removed and has been gone since.

    I had a look through the *.ini files for the launcher, but did not find any setting for download location. Is there a setting in the ini's I can add to get this functionality?

    I use SSD's (at the time purchased 240gb was the limit as far as affordability), and would like to have a feature, or ini setting that could allow me to set a different download path. I know this is somewhat trivial, but would be very helpful, as moving the download afterwards makes it disappear from the vault, I can still open it through the editor, but it would be a nice addition to have it in the launcher!

    Thank you!
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    Hi DotCam,

    Yes, this was changed again with the introduction of the Vault & Library system. 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.

    Thank you for your feedback, it will be taken into consideration.

    Cheers
    Stephen Ellis | Senior Engine Coordinator

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      #3
      Ditto

      Same here. SSD as system, RAID as working drive.


      Originally posted by Stephen Ellis View Post
      Hi DotCam,

      Yes, this was changed again with the introduction of the Vault & Library system. 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.

      Thank you for your feedback, it will be taken into consideration.

      Cheers

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        #4
        It's pretty hard on an SSD, the size is very disproportionate to everything else in program files.
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          #5
          Same thing here. This is a simple thing - I do not want my SSD filling up with gigabytes of Unreal projects.

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            #6
            I know this thread is old.. but I just ran into same problem.. Is this fixed?
            I also have 250gb SSD and right now I can't install half of the projects plus since my C is low on space it also causes frequent crashes and what not..

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              #7
              I would like to have unreal installed on an external drive too or at least the downloaded projects.
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                #8
                is there a solution?

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