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  • Grindstone 4 change installation directory (where is travel mode)?

    Hi, All!

    I'm trying to figure out if Grindstone 4 can be installed to an arbitrary path location besides %APPDATA%\Grindstone 4\. That won't work for me. In Grindstone 2 there was a travel mode that could do the trick. But I couldn't find it into version 4. The installation wizard doesn't prompt for an installation path nor I can find a command line option that would do it. I found and tried to change some registry keys:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Grindstone 4\Install_Dir
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Uninstall\Grindstone 4 (some here)

    but with no effect. I searched the forum but no news (closer was the unanswered

    Any help appreciated!


  • #2
    It's actually %LOCALAPPDATA%\Grindstone 4, not %APPDATA%\Grindstone 4. Sorry, but we chose not to support installing Grindstone 4 anywhere other than the user's local application data folder. We have several reasons for this, but among them are:
    • neither the Grindstone installer nor its updater needs privilege elevation to operate as expected on default Windows installations
    • a user that is not an administrator can install and update Grindstone on default Windows installations
    • a user's access to this path is otherwise guaranteed by the operating system itself
    • this is a desktop app implementation of the Microsoft app store's behavior
    • Microsoft does list this as a best practice if it is possible (which it is for Grindstone)


    • #3
      Thanks for the answer, Daniel! I see your point. It's sad. It means it won't work in a pen drive. In my case, I have a place where I put my portable apps, so I can access it in every workstation I use. Another use case would be cloud drives. I even tried to change %LOCALAPPDATA% and %APPDATA% before loading the app (and even before installing it) but with no effect. You made a good job in concealing this "feature"! I'm stuck with version 2 for now, but I'll be checking back on version 4 development often. This plugin framework seems really nice. Just to be sure, travel mode is gone too, right? To migrate to a different computer we need to install Grindstone 4 and grab the database and config file we're using, right?


      • #4
        Yes. Travel Mode is gone... for now...


        • #5


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