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Fluorite | Level 6


We had a recent deployment of SAS Grid(9.4 M6) and are still in the execution phase. We've VMware Horizon Client to access Enterprise Guide and other applications. As we know, the User Profiles are saved in "C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\SAS", is there a way to configure the user profiles to a different drive(to each individual's home drive)?

Has someone done so earlier? Please advise.




Ammonite | Level 13

I explored on this and looks like this would be something outside of SAS to be done by wintel administrators. Default user personal folders paths are defined under registry in windows using which all the applications store application data.


On Windows Vista and later Windows OS (Windows 7, 8 and 10), you can find and change the default location of your personal folders (User Shell Folders) under this key in Registry:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

Default value for OOTB installation:

  • AppData    %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming

This link has a section on how to change the default location of your personal folders in registry. Since this can impact all the running applications, any changes made should be done carefully with help of windows admin.


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