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Sun Apr 22 07:52:50 EDT 2012
V S Rawat g wrote:
> Enter profile folder should be customizable, meaning it should be able
> to shift it to other place of user's will. it currently resides in c:
> where windows is installed and if we happen to format the partition,
> entire profile also goes up air.
He didn't say he was using Windows (although the failure to say what he
is using does tend to imply Windows 7 or Windows Vista). On most
Unix-like systems, a symbolic link can be used.
On Windows, I believe it actually goes in the application data
directory. I've never investigated moving this, but I would hope it is
possible. In any case, the issue is a Windows one, as it affects any
program that obeys the Windows filesystem layout conventions and stores
non-trivial amounts of application data.
In any case, there is a -c command line option on Pidgin, that moves the
configuration directories. As the logs are in a sub-directory, changing
this will presumably move the logs.
Wiping out the filesystem is a red herring, as you could do that to any
filesystem. The solution to that, other than applying reasonable care,
and not using administrator privileges day to day, is to do backups.
Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.
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