Windows 7 and Max 2010 directory issues - help!

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  06 June 2013
Question Windows 7 and Max 2010 directory issues - help!

OK, so I have set the user paths and system paths to where I want, in the Max 2010 install directory and not in the AppData/Roaming and AppData/Local directories. I don't want Max putting anything there. I change everything, copy the stuff in there including my .ini with the savings, into the install directry, and as soon as I launch Max again it ignore the ini in its install directory and instead creates the AppData folders again with a new ini. This behavior is very frustrating. How do I make Max only look in and use its install directory for everything?

Appreciate the help!
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  06 June 2013
Well it gets worse... Not only is Max 2010 insisting on making those directories in AppData it also puts a bunch of crap in my modeling directory. Where is Max getting all this directory information from outside of the .ini? There has to be some file somewhere directing all of this. I would like to know how to make Max not create any directories outside of its install directory.

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  06 June 2013
Set "useUserProfiles=0" in installsettings.ini (Max Root folder).
After that Max should'nt create your files in the userfolders, but in the Max root folder ( may require admin privileges), or the folders you have set in your ini files. Some files still are scattered through appdata folders, like logging files,CIP data etc...

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  06 June 2013

That was the answer - thank you!

I uninstalled Max, did a fresh install, changed that setting first thing before I ran it and everything is in the Max install directory like I want. Just a few items in AppData/Roaming. I am very happy!

Thanks again! Now if only I could increase the font size that easily...
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  06 June 2013
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