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How to change the default download location?


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How can I change the default download location to my storage HDD instead of my 100GB SSD C: drive?

I can’t download anything because it clogs up my SSD which slows it down and increases the wear and tear on the drive.

Spotify allows you to change the download location while still keeping the files encrypted, I expected Deezer would allow this as well when I bought it, but I can’t find the setting anywhere.

I mainly use Deezer HiFi on my desktop after switching from Spotify, and I was very impressed with the amount of features Deezer has over spotify. I don’t want to switch back but not allowing the download folder to be changed is IMO, an essential feature.

OS: Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019(Installed Deezer app through powershell)

Storage:

      C: crucial MX500 120GB

      D: seagate barracuda 3TB

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Best answer by Ecoxis 1 February 2021, 22:54

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How can I change the default download location to my storage HDD instead of my 100GB SSD C: drive?

I can’t download anything because it clogs up my SSD which slows it down and increases the wear and tear on the drive.

Spotify allows you to change the download location while still keeping the files encrypted, I expected Deezer would allow this as well when I bought it, but I can’t find the setting anywhere.

I mainly use Deezer HiFi on my desktop after switching from Spotify, and I was very impressed with the amount of features Deezer has over spotify. I don’t want to switch back but not allowing the download folder to be changed is IMO, an essential feature.

OS: Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019(Installed Deezer app through powershell)

Storage:

      C: crucial MX500 120GB

      D: seagate barracuda 3TB

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Since support has yet to respond, I’ve posted another topic in the feature requests section.

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Hi there @Robert.DeJong @Bongkog Bongkog 

Thank you for your query and for your patience. I've asked our devs for a safe way to do this. It isn't an option for the app, but you can check our ideas forum for the respective feature request :wink:

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I found a quick fix… you can open apps & caracteristics on windows config panel, and just search deezer app, clic on move.. and choose the drive where you want to download all data, and when you open the app it shows the space of the drive that you selected before.. Cheers!

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That's an excellent workaround for Windows users @Ecoxis what a brilliant share! Thank you :relaxed:

Hopefully you'll get a few more likes and some points for the leaderboard in our homepage :wink:

@Ecoxis Where is the Deezer .exe located? I’ve been looking under Appdata and haven’t been able to find it. Thanks for this solution though, its a great help!

I found a quick fix… you can open apps & caracteristics on windows config panel, and just search deezer app, clic on move.. and choose the drive where you want to download all data, and when you open the app it shows the space of the drive that you selected before.. Cheers!


Hi!

Could you please describe how to do that in more detail? I' m not exactly sure what you mean by ‘Windows config panel'. When opening Settings/Apps and Features (where all the programs are listed) and go to deezer, I don't get any option that says 'move'. I guess I'm in the wrong place to start with.

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@Ecoxis, our friend @Franz Härtl needs your help :smile:

Perhaps we can also confirm the Windows version!

 

@Rudi Sorry, somehow I missed your reply. My OS is Win 10 pro, 64 bit, v21H1 (build 19043.1237). 

@WhoCares Thank you for the screenshot! It clarifies a lot. So I have actually been in the right place, but for some reason the button I find in that spot (which in German says "Edit" not "move", not sure if it's a bad translation or a different function) is greyed out.

@Franz Härtl 

Have you found a way?

I’ve tried messing with my registry on Win7, but Deezer ignores the install settings, instead wriggles itself back onto C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Programs\deezer-desktop.

I have hundreds of progs, and deezer is the ONLY one installing into this obscure location (and the only one I can remember NOT ASKING :rage: )

 

It’s very hard for me to believe that a company wanting money for their service delivers such a product. Support hasn’t helped yet.

 

Ideas, anyone?

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