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Google Desktop save index file in home folder. Index file is too large for home folder, so i need to move the file and also set new path for index file. How could i do this in google desktop? There is a way in window but i did not find any post for linux. Is it really possible to define google desktop index file path ?

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Where is it actually located? In a specific directory? If yes, then you could use a symlink. – nickguletskii Sep 16 '11 at 21:16
default dir is: ~/.google/desktop/repo. I am afraid, will it work with symbolic link? – shantanu Sep 16 '11 at 21:19
up vote 2 down vote accepted
  1. Rename the directory repo in ~/.google/desktop/ to something else.
  2. Create a directory in the destination location.
  3. Move everything from the renamed directory into the destination directory.
  4. Create a symlink to the destination directory, call it repo. (In nautilus, right click on the destination directory and click "Make Link")

EDIT: I think you meant that repo is a file. Then instead of making the new directory, just copy the file to the new destination and make a symlink to it.

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after changing : google desktop return error 'zero size reply'. I check permission and owner of repo(another dir). drwxrwxrwx 3 developer root 4096 2011-09-17 03:46 repo – shantanu Sep 16 '11 at 21:54
@shantanu Wait, is repo a file? If yes, then you need to move the directory desktop and create a symlink to it. – nickguletskii Sep 17 '11 at 6:41
repo is a directory. i have created symbolic link which cause google desktop error – shantanu Sep 17 '11 at 17:40
Hmm... Try doing it with the whole desktop directory... – nickguletskii Sep 17 '11 at 18:01

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