Change Data Directory Location (Advanced Folder Options)

This is an advanced operation for experienced computer users. Please feel free to call HomeGauge Support at 828-254-2030 if you feel this step is necessary.

Change the Data Directory location to move your HomeGauge data to a different location on your computer. This would include your reports, templates, invoice, contacts list, and other data.

Check the Current Data Directory Location

  1. With HomeGauge software open, click Options > Advanced Folder Option.
  2. HomeGauge will prompt you to close the current report. Click Yes.
  3. Read the Current Data Directory, which is usually C:\Users\[Windows Account Name]\Documents\HomeGauge

Change the Data Directory Location

  1. Close HomeGauge and open File Explorer.
  2. Navigate to the location of the HomeGauge folder (usually the Documents folder).
  3. Right-click the HomeGauge folder and choose Copy.
    Note: We recommend Copy over Cut because if something goes wrong, the original files are still in the original location.
  4. Navigate to the location you would like to paste the HomeGauge folder.
  5. Right click empty space in the window and choose Paste.
  6. Run HomeGauge. You may need to right-click the icon and choose Run as Administrator.
  7. With HomeGauge software open, click Options > Advanced Folder Option.
  8. Click Change Data Directory to open the Select Folder window.
  9. Navigate to the new HomeGauge folder location.
  10. Click the HomeGauge folder to highlight it blue.
  11. Click OK at the bottom.
  12. HomeGauge will open a warning Window. Type YES in the box and click OK to proceed.
  13. Close then re-open HomeGauge software.
  14. Once you have confirmed that HomeGauge is working like normal, remove the HomeGauge folder in the original Data Directory location.
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