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Size limit to C:\docs&settings\<username>\Desktop?

By loadblok ·
Trying to unpack install exe file that has been downloaded to the (WinXPPro) Desktop, getting low drive space message (have 25GB free)...when the install exe is moved from the Desktop to a folder c:\foldername, it unpacks and runs fine. I have looked around, but must not be framing the question correctly. Is there a size (drive space) limit on the C:\docs&settings\<username>\Desktop folder?

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Size has nothing (much) to do with it . . .

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Size limit to C:\docs&set ...

The Desktop is not suitable for unpacking large files BY DESIGN.

The Desktop is like the Index at the start of a dictionary - you can expand the Index to take account of extra pages containing extra words, but you can't insert ALL the extra words into the index.

The reason that the default path for downloads is the Desktop, is because 3rd-party developers do not know what your directory tree consists of, so they cannot specify a directory folder that you might not have otherwise the browser/downloader would crash.

But every PC has a Desktop (at the top of the tree).

I advise you change the default path to a directory of your choice within the structure of your preferred drive.

Leave the Desktop for what it was designed for.

<Edited for typos>

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