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  1. Minecraft Launcher
  2. MCL-5294

Cannot set other AppData directory

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    • Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Resolution: Works As Intended
    • 2.0.700 (windows)
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    • Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
    • Unconfirmed

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      Mod Edit

      We always intended you to use --workDir /path/to/wherever, I didn't know so many people were using the APPDATA workaround. We can't support that going forward, so you'll just have to use the command line argument sorry!

      dinnerbone

      I have been running Minecraft with a changed appdata directory for ages now as I don't want it to store settings, worlds and other data on the normal AppData folder of my system drive. This doesn't seem to be possible anymore, it simply ignores the changing of the variable.

      Batch script used:

      Minecraft.bat
      set "APPDATA=%~dp0"
      start MinecraftLauncher.exe
      

      Where %~dp0 automatically gets replaced with the current directory that the batch file resides in but it doesn't work with a full path either.

      I've reported that error before when the testing launcher was released but it seems that it went below the radar.

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              dinnerbone [Mojang] Nathan Adams
              Phoenix616 Phoenix616
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