[Users] How do I run Claws with mail folders on an external hard drive?

Lawrence London lfljvenaura at gmail.com
Thu Sep 24 23:22:59 CEST 2015

On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 3:24 AM, Paul <claws at thewildbeast.co.uk> wrote:

> This is the config directory, it contains the imap cache and a lot of
> other stuff. What you want to do is change the location of the config
> directory.
> You move the directory in the same manner you move any directory. You
> tell Claws to use it by starting Claws Mail with the option
> --alternate-config-dir [DIR]
> where [DIR] is the full path to your config directory.

Thanks very much Paul. So far this works!
I assume you meant two dashes here:
anyway, that is what I used in the Win command line:
f:\Claws Mail\claws-mail.exe --alternate-config-dir f:\Claws Mail Config
f: = the external drive and Claws Mail Config = the directory where Claws
config files reside (Claws Mail)
When I ran that command Claws had me go through the installation again,
which I did and
It remembered where the config directory was. At least I could not find the
mail folders in a config directory on boot drive C
(which is a SSD with limited storage).
Evidently this may be the standard way to install Claws in Win on an
external drive.
What a fine email client!
Thanks again.

Lawrence F. London
lfljvenaura at gmail.com
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