How can I change the installation drive for Macrium Updates?


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Reflect is currently installed on local drive C: which is running short on space. I have a 2nd local drive (DSmile with plenty of space. When the update installer runs it gives me a choice of installing to a local or network drive. It does not give me a choice of WHICH local drive. Maybe I should not change drives for an update? Instead, should I uninstall Reflect and re-install it to the other local drive? If I do that will my log and script files be lost?
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You'd need to uninstall Reflect then re-install it on the D drive.  I don't believe Reflect deletes it's data files when you uninstall it, but you could back up the logs at 'C:\ProgramData\Macrium\Reflect' just to be safe.  The location and names of xml backup definition files and VBScript files show up on the appropriate sub-tabs of the Backup tab within Reflect itself.  You could back those up to be safe as well.  Note that while you can choose where to install Reflect and keep its xml and vbs files as well as which drive to keep the Macrium Reflect PE Files on you cannot choose where to keep most (all?) other data to include information downloaded to build the PE media which can take up a fair amount of space (250MB for me right now) and will be stored in the folder referenced above.

Edited 2 December 2015 8:01 AM by Gork
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Hi 

Thanks for posting. 

No files are deleted for either install type unless you select to remove them in the uninstall dialog. The reason why an upgrade install, as opposed to a fresh install, disallows changing the  installed folder is that Scheduled tasks and generated Script files reference the full path to 'reflect.exe'. This path will be invalid if you change the location of 'reflect.exe'.  This isn't relevant to to XML files, but if you install in a different location you'll need to edit or re-create schedules and scripts. . 


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Nick - Macrium Support

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