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    Question ZD change user app data store location

    How may I change or re-point the user data and store location from the default location as listed below?

    C:\Documents and Settings\XP-user\Local Settings\Application Data\Zimbra\Zimbra Desktop

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    If you use Windows vista or Windows 7, you may use mklink utlity.

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    I am trying to do the same but running XP Pro. I absolutely love the look and feel of Zimbra but storing mail in the default location is insufficient for our company. If anyone has information on how to change this location that would be appreciated.

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    C:\Documents and Settings\XP-user\Local Settings\Application Data\Zimbra\Zimbra Desktop

    The system I am using is XP.

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    I know where it is located I want to move it to a LAN location for security and back up purposes. I am looking for a good clean way to do this without stopping the service and doing a time extensive copy script.

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    here is the bug that tracks the issue: https://bugzilla.zimbra.com/show_bug.cgi?id=52892.

    until that's fixed, the workaround, on windows, requires some manual editing of a .vbs file:

    Code:
    C:\Program Files\Zimbra\Zimbra Desktop\win32\zdrun.vbs
    look for this function:

    Code:
    Function GetDataRoot()
    change

    Code:
    GetDataRoot = sLocalAppDir & "\Zimbra\Zimbra Desktop"
    to
    Code:
    GetDataRoot = "<some directory i want to place my data>"
    example:

    Code:
    GetDataRoot = "F:\zd_data"
    save the file and restart zd.

    THE ABOVE STEPS ARE INTENDED FOR NEW INSTALLATION ONLY!

    to migrate existing data to a new place:
    ========================

    1) quit ZD; copy the data from the existing location (c:\documents and settings\...\Zimbra Desktop) to the new location

    2) update this registry key with your new path to data:

    Code:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Zimbra\Zimbra Desktop\DataRoot
    3) restart zd

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    Dear sir:

     I still failed ..
    I changed the "C:\Program Files\Zimbra\Zimbra Desktop\win32\zdrun.vbs",
    to modified the GetDataRoot = "d:\zimbra_data".

    We got confuse that could not change the data store to location whe the
    first time to install zimbra desktop .

    We need to change the default mail data into location , thank you!

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    which version of windows you are running? (xp, vista or windows 7)

    Quote Originally Posted by dolphines View Post
    Dear sir:

     I still failed ..
    I changed the "C:\Program Files\Zimbra\Zimbra Desktop\win32\zdrun.vbs",
    to modified the GetDataRoot = "d:\zimbra_data".

    We got confuse that could not change the data store to location whe the
    first time to install zimbra desktop .

    We need to change the default mail data into location , thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmhe View Post
    which version of windows you are running? (xp, vista or windows 7)
    Dear sir:

    Almost are Windows XP ..
    some clients are Windows Vista and Windows 7 .

    We had already download the new zimbra desktop version 2.0.1.
    The problem is , if the mail data stored in default profile,
    seems the performance and the drive c will get less free space.
    So , we hope to change the zimbra store to drive d or other drive.

    Thanks for your kindly responds!

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    Default User Data Location to change from default to my defined location

    Hai,
    I am just downloading ZD now and browsing thro the FAQ.
    The only point I wanted to raise in the Forum is my need to have the User Data from the default location to my own customized location in my secondary HD (where I store all my data, segregated from the OS HD).
    And I am happy to note the same subject as a 'sticky' post in the forum.
    And more happy to see that I am not alone with this request.

    Is there any update / solution from ZD for this request ?
    Please reply.
    Thanks & Regards
    My OS : Windows XP Pro

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