Can I move the MyDocuments\IK folder?

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Can I move the MyDocuments\IK folder?

Postby HowlingUlf » Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:23 pm

Hi!
This folder:
C:\Users\<user>\Documents\IK Multimedia
is almost 8GB on my system disk.
Can I move it by right clicking and chose move to a better place?
Can I delete it.

The modern day Documents folder is such a mess of garbage developers are too lazy to figure out a proper place for. IK Multimedias folder is by far the largest and contains installers and whatnot?!!? The other 25 companies' folder are 750MB COMBINED and IK's is 8GB. Why?
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Re: Can I move the MyDocuments\IK folder?

Postby DarkStar » Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:57 pm

Move? No, some software relies on it, and the installers will have created shortcuts to that folder.
Move some contents? Maybe. It depends on what is in it.
Delete? No.

For info, mine here is 76 MB
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Re: Can I move the MyDocuments\IK folder?

Postby HowlingUlf » Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:19 am

I think we're getting somewhere! 8-)

For some reason it's the IK Product Manager folder at that same location that takes up the lion share of the space, and the rest is comparable to yours. It seems that the downloads have landed there instead of on another disk where I thought they would be? :o
Don't ask!
I just saw Amplitube 5.0.1 is released so I downloaded it and it landed where I prefer it to land so I have no idea. Looking inside the folders the A5 folders look identical apart from version numbers. I guess I can move the large files to their proper place and see if the universe comes crashing down on me. Then I can move them back if necessary.

Anyways, thanks! 8-)
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Re: Can I move the MyDocuments\IK folder?

Postby DarkStar » Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:54 am

Check out the IK Product Manager ("IKPM") user manual.

You can select the destination folder for all downloads. And, when you install a Sounds Library you can select "Install to" to put the library where you want it.
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