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Apr 18 2012, 10:42am Anchor

I made the terrible mistake of being so excited when I discovered Desura, that I just installed it right away (from where I downloaded the file/s).

I've now realised that, as a result, the main program as well as all game files get stored in my Downloads folder in my Home folder (I'm on Linux).

Is there any way that I can move the entire installation (say to /opt/Desura/ ) in some way without having to redownload everything again? I don't want to choose a specific installation folder for each game as I get them, as has been queried in other threads (I don't mind everything going to the same place) - I just want to move the entire installation somewhere else.

I really don't want to risk having to download everything again (and losing my savegames) as I'm on an extremely expensive and limited Internet connection. The less I have to download, the better.

I'd appreciate some advice.

Thank you! :)

Edited by: UrielCorinthian

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Henley the sun never sets on the eternally cool
Apr 18 2012, 9:21pm Anchor

Just move the entire install directory to where you want it and run Desura again. It should fix itself.

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May 2 2012, 6:09pm Anchor

Cool, I'll give it a shot this weekend. Thanks! :)

May 6 2012, 3:23pm Anchor

you can also just symlink it to where ever you want

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May 6 2012, 8:38pm Anchor
stinkytaco wrote:you can also just symlink it to where ever you want

Now you are just making it complex.

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Nov 14 2012, 2:53pm Anchor

So, I finally got round to trying this... Moved the install folder, executed ./desura in the new folder, but then this happens:
ln: creating symbolic link `../lib/libcrypto.so.0.9.8': File existsln: creating symbolic link `../lib/libssl.so.0.9.8': File existsinclude/SharedObjectLoader.h:75 - Error loading library libuicore.so: 'libssl.so.0.9.8: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory' [LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/desura/lib]

The folder /opt/desura/lib does in fact exist, and so does libuicore.so (in that folder) so I'm not sure what I'm missing here...?

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Nov 14 2012, 8:11pm Anchor

OK remove all the files aside from the exe and the common folder then run the exe again in the new location.

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Nov 17 2012, 5:18pm Anchor

I am in similar situation.I downloaded GSMod into: Program Files*86/Steam/SteamApps/common/MoWAS/mods.But the Steam I downloaded:
Program Files *86/Empty folder/Steam/MoWAS.Because I missed Empty folder during downloading GSMod,I can not activate and play this Mod.
So how can I move GSMod files into Empty folder/Staem and ... ... ... ?

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