Install in different folder or drive




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Windows

macOS & OS X


Windows

These instructions are for Microsoft Windows.

By default Logos installs in a hidden sub-folder of your User folder. Many people ask how they can install Logos somewhere else, either a different folder or even a different drive because their C: drive doesn’t have room for all the resources. Here are two methods.


Custom Installation

A Custom installation allows you to direct where the app can be installed. Use this method if you haven’t installed yet, or are willing to uninstall and reinstall.

  1. Uninstall Logos if necessary
    • a complete uninstall will allow you to install a minimal set of resources and avoid the need to relocate the app.
  2. Download the relevant installer and save it to your hard disk
  3. Run the Setup program
  4. Select Custom installation
  5. Change the installation folder e.g. E:\
  6. Click Install


Move to a different drive

Use this method if you have already installed and want to move your installation (or any of its folders) to a different drive.
It only works on NTFS formatted drives e.g. Windows 7+, so you must format removable drives as NTFS.

Note: removable/external drives are not not supported (System Requirements) and not recommended due to stability & performance issues by Faithlife.

  1. Download junction from MS Sysinternals and save it in your Downloads folder (use junction64 on 64-bit systems).
  2. Close Logos.
  3. Open two instances of Windows File Explorer side-by-side
  4. In the first, navigate to the location of the folder you are moving++
  5. In the second, navigate to the new location for the folder e.g. E:
  6. Move the folder (e.g. \Logos, \Resources) to the new location by dragging and dropping it in Windows File Explorer.
    If copied you must delete the original folder.
  7. Open a Command prompt e.g. Start > Run > cmd.exe or type cmd in the Windows Search box.
  8. Change directory (cd) to the location of the first File Explorer window e.g.
    cd “C:\Users\John Doe\AppData\Local” if moving the Logos/Verbum installation folder
    or
    cd “C:\Users\John Doe\AppData\Local\Logos\Data\random\ResourceManager” if moving your Resources folder
  9. Using the junction command, create a link to the new location e.g.
    “C:\Users\John Doe\Downloads\junction64” Logos E:\Logos
    where Logos is the folder you just moved
    or
    “C:\Users\John Doe\Downloads\junction64” Resources E:\Resources,
    where Resources is the folder you just moved.
  10. Exit the command prompt

++ refer to Quick Installation onto multiple computers for the default location of Logos/Verbum folders.


macOS

These instructions are for macOS & OS X on an Apple Mac.

Customize Application Installation

   A) Download Disk Image (dmg)
         Your Order History and a number of Product pages have dmg download links.
         Quick Installation onto Multiple Macs has some dmg download Links

   B) Open dmg

   C) Drag Application to desired folder. Mac OS X equivalent to Windows default installation is your Documents folder.

   D) Close dmg

   E) Optional: drag Application icon from desired folder to your Dock

Relocate your folder with Resources, Indexes, ...

Use this method to relocate your personal Application Support folder to an external drive.

   A) Install or Connect New Volume

   B) Make sure Application and its Indexer are NOT running

   C) Copy your Application Support folder with Resources, Indexes, ... to a new folder on New Volume
         Logos uses ~/Library/"Application Support"/Logos4
         Verbum uses ~/Library/"Application Support"/Verbum
         Noet uses ~/Library/"Application Support"/Noet

   D) Rename old Logos4 , Verbum , or Noet folder in ~/Library/"Application Support"

   E) Create a Symbolic link from the new folder on New Volume to ~/Library/"Application Support"

  1. Open Terminal (inside Utility folder in Applications)
  2. ln -s /Volumes/NewVolume/NewFolder ~/Library/"Application Support"/OldFolder
    Note: NewFolder was copy destination on NewVolume in step C) while OldFolder was the folder that was copied: Logos4 , Verbum , or Noet
    Note: if NewFolder or NewVolume has a space in the name, then quotes are needed for link (ln) command:
    ln -s /Volumes/"New Volume"/"New Folder" ~/Library/"Application Support"/OldFolder
  3. Quit Terminal

   F) Open Application when New Volume is mounted on Mac (appears in Finder)
        Note: if New Volume name changes, the Step E) symbolic link will no longer work; can be removed then created using New Volume name

   G) Optional: move renamed folder in step D) to the trash and empty the trash to free up space

Forum thread Install on SSD has informative discussion

Apple Support article about USB 3 => http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201163

Relocate your Resources folder

Use this method to relocate ~ 80 % of personal Application Support storage to an external drive while minimizing external drive interface issues.

   A) Install or Connect New Volume

   B) Make sure Application and its Indexer are NOT running

   C) Copy your Resources folder to New Volume
         Logos ~/Library/"Application Support"/Logos4/Data/*/ResourceManager/Resources
         Verbum ~/Library/"Application Support"/Verbum/Data/*/ResourceManager/Resources
         Noet ~/Library/"Application Support"/Noet/Data/*/ResourceManager/Resources

   D) Move your Resources folder to the trash and optionally empty trash to free up internal storage space

   E) Create a Symbolic link from the Resources folder on New Volume

  1. Open Terminal (inside Utility folder in Applications)
  2. cd ~/Library/"Application Support"/OldFolder/Data/*/ResourceManager
    Note: OldFolder was the application whose Resources folder was moved: Logos4 , Verbum , or Noet
  3. ln -s /Volumes/NewVolume/Resources
    Note: if NewVolume has a space in the name, then quotes are needed for link (ln) command:
    ln -s /Volumes/"NewVolume"/Resources
  4. Quit Terminal

   F) Open Application when New Volume is mounted on Mac (appears in Finder)
        Note: if New Volume name changes, the Step E) symbolic link will no longer work; can be removed then created using New Volume name

Forum thread Using External HD to store my library has informative discussion with example command usage.

Relocate your WebCache folder

Use this method to relocate personal cache of video files to an external drive while minimizing external drive interface issues.
(Video files are written to WebCache folder when media is downloaded for a Mobile Education course.
The application can be used to delete downloaded media, which frees up space in WebCache).

   A) Install or Connect New Volume

   B) Make sure Application and its Indexer are NOT running

   C) Copy your WebCache folder to New Volume
         Logos ~/Library/"Application Support"/Logos4/Data/*/WebCache
         Verbum ~/Library/"Application Support"/Verbum/Data/*/WebCache
         Noet ~/Library/"Application Support"/Noet/Data/*/WebCache

   D) Move your WebCache folder to the trash and optionally empty trash to free up internal storage space

   E) Create a Symbolic link from the WebCache folder on New Volume

  1. Open Terminal (inside Utility folder in Applications)
  2. cd ~/Library/"Application Support"/OldFolder/Data/*
    Note: OldFolder was the application whose WebCache folder was moved: Logos4 , Verbum , or Noet
  3. ln -s /Volumes/NewVolume/WebCache
    Note: if NewVolume has a space in the name, then quotes are needed for link (ln) command:
    ln -s /Volumes/"NewVolume"/WebCache
  4. Quit Terminal

   F) Open Application when New Volume is mounted on Mac (appears in Finder)
        Note: if New Volume name changes, the Step E) symbolic link will no longer work; can be removed then created using New Volume name


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