Relocate data files (1 Viewer)


Portal Pro
February 12, 2008
Home Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
TV-Server Version: v1.0.1
MediaPortal Version: v1.0.1
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Windows Version: XP Pro SP3
CPU Type: Intel P4 2.8Ghz Northwood (non-HT)
HDD: 1*500GB and 1*640GB Western Digital SATA
Memory: 1.5GB DDR
Motherboard: Gigabyte 8i848-PM
Video Card: Leadtek FX5600 256MB VIVO
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Power Supply: DELL DA-2 AC->12v DC, mCubed EF28 DC-DC board
Remote: Nova-T 500
TV: Sony XBR800 36"
TV - HTPC Connection: DVI

I'm just wondering if it's possible to change MP's data folder from "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Team Mediaportal" to (eg) D:\Mediaportal.

The reason I need to do this is I intend to use a diskfreeze program like Returnil to prevent any changes being made to my C: partition. I know it's possible to relocate the entire Documents and Settings folder but that's rather involved and I'd rather only move the MP folder if possible.


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  • December 17, 2006
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    South Africa South Africa
    Hi there :)

    Not sure if it is possible to change all at once, but you can look at the contents of your mediaportaldirs.xml file.
    You can change various locations in there.
    Also used for the centralised database.

    Be sure to take a backup of your changes when you upgrade MediaPortal in future.


    Portal Pro
    February 12, 2008
    Home Country
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Excellent. Thanks for the tip, I hadn't noticed the mediaportaldirs.xml file! :D

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