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Lotus Notes install on a different HDD

Posted on 2009-12-17
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Last Modified: 2013-12-18
I am trying to install Notes 8.5.1 on a new notebook. I has a small system drive (C:\) and a larger E:\. The Notes install fails saying 'not enough space on C:\', but it does not give me the option of specifying the E:\
Question by:nigelboyle
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If you choose custom install, you should have option of deciding where the program and data go.

Other alternatives are to clean up C:


1) Move the swap file to a different drive.
2) Move the temp directory to a different drive.
3) Minimize the size of the Internet cache file to 25 MB, and also move to a different drive
4) Remove all old Windows updates in the WinNT or Windows Dir ( hidden files )
5) Disable the System restore points

That should free up 2-5 Gb

also for more room

Leew, one of the key experts here has some great pointers on creating space in the system drive, perhaps with it you can create enough space.

I hope this helps !

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by:Sjef Bosman
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Just some minor details...

Once C is cleaned up, and you installed Notes, you can manually move the Notes data directory elsewhere. After the move, you have to modify the notes.ini file, the line that reads
      Directory=C:\Program Files\lotus\notes\data

Be careful NOT to put the Notes data directory as the root directory of a disk, like E:\, but always reade a sub-directory, e.g. E:\NotesData

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