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How to move Livedrive’s cache folder

In its older versions, Livedrive had many “advanced” settings. Notably, it was possible to move around its cache folder (which is the folder where, notably, files are temporarily stored while they’re being uploaded to the briefcase, or permanently if you choose to keep them both locally and “in the cloud”), which I found quite useful so as to avoid filling up, or simply wearing out the SSD where Windows resides. Sadly, the new, redesigned version came with many oversimplifications, and this setting was removed. However, I noticed that my upgraded version did retain the modified value from the previous version. So I dug around a little, and found there is a registry setting for it 🙂

So, simply run regedit, then go to key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Livedrive\Users\[your email], and edit the string (REG_SZ) value CacheLocation. Default value is C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Livedrive. Make sure Livedrive is not running when you change that. Also, I think it’s a good idea to manually move the contents of the cache folder from the old location to the new one.
On a side note, it seems that all settings are stored in this key: it might be a convenient way to modify them without looking everywhere in the control center.

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