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Move download cache for Quicktime player in Windows

By default, the quicktime player in Windows saves sets it's download cache directory to C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Apple Computer\QuickTime

Is there a way to change this location?

I know you can select the size and can clear the cahce from within the quicktime control panel applet, but I want to move it so that it is not stored in my user profile.

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8/22/2022 - Mon


Thanks for the link. Unfortunately it only tells you about the 2 settings I mentioned are in the control panel - how to enable/disable the cahce or set the size. There was nothing about moving the cache location.

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Thanks for your suggestion - basically I have a situation where my user profile is moved to a particular, smallish partition (just testing out a solution to another issue). A fair number of applications save temporary files to the user profile, but many of them can be configured to save them elsewhere. I was hoping to do the same for QuickTime.
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James Murphy

My suggestion will solve your problem for any software without reconfiguring it, the software thinks it writs to C: but actaly it is saved in what ever partion you want.

I was really hoping that there was a way to have the application installed like any other, but just redirect it's cache directory. Looks like this can't be done.