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Problems with space for downloading all media files

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Hello I bought a PC GAMING and I'm building a complete arcade arcade machine with LaunchBox Premium and I have Emumovies subscription. The thing is that I have a 250 Gb solid disk and a 2 TB hard disk.

I'm downloading ALL the multimedia files of each game but as I have installed Launchbox on the solid disk, all the multimedia files are also there and I see that the space I have left is going to be consumed at the rate that goes.

There is no way to indicate that the multimedia files are downloaded to another folder on the 2TB hard drive so that it detects the multimedia files in 2 directories or move the multimedia files to the other hard drive and read it from there?

My idea was to have the solid with the base of Launchbox and the other hard drive only for games but I see that multimedia files are occupying much more than I expected ...

 

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It would actually easiest to have it all on the 2TB drive.   That being said, you should be able to simply move your complete Launchbox directory to the 2nd drive without having to do anything else.  Performance-wise, most likely will not be an issue.

The harder way (I know of) is to edit each platform and change the media path for each individual one (about 31 of them for just images -times- the number of platforms you have).  There's also a way to edit an xml file with find and replace that should  be a little faster, but I don't know which one (ones'?) and has potential to create other problems.  One other method is in Windows do a folder redirect. But this is more of a band-aid. 

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Thanks for the answer. In the end what I've decided is to erase Launchbox from the solid disk and that solid disk only for current games like Fornite for example. And on the hard drive I downloaded and installed Launchbox and re-downloaded all the Media part so that there are no surprises and everything works well from the beginning. 

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