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Hi,

I second this. Usually, software needing to create big temporary files and taking care of the user's system disk (especially when it's an SSD) allow to specify a folder located on another partition. AF Photo is a good software but things that seem obvious for other similar software and that are really simple to implement (like a workspace manager and a user defined scratch folder) are merely ignored. This is strange.

@George,

It seems that AF Photo creates its scratch files in the folder pointed to by the TMP or TEMP user environment variable. I always set these variables to a folder located outside of the system disk.

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On 6/20/2019 at 8:05 AM, Samoreen said:

@George,

It seems that AF Photo creates its scratch files in the folder pointed to by the TMP or TEMP user environment variable. I always set these variables to a folder located outside of the system disk.

Thank you for that precision!

I was gonna build a new computer system and I wanted to set my 2nd m.2 stick to a reserved scratch disk for performance purposes.  What was my surprise when I saw there was no options to set this out in AF!! 

AF .. Just add an option for that temporary folder to be changed in Performance above disk usage warning? .. What is it to read a simple variable instead of an hardcoded value like "/tmp" ?...  Just give us the choice, thank you.

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My primary drive is for my operating system... I have other (much larger) drives for my programs, files, etc... and one for cache / scratch space.  Working on a large document in both Designer and Photo, it's sucking up three gigabytes on my primary drive because I can't assign that temp space to a drive where I have terabytes of space.  Like I can in Photoshop and Illustrator!

I really love the Affinity suite, but I'm probably going to have to move back to Adobe products for certain things, in part because of the lack of an assignable temp / scratch drive.

Please add this option! Folks have been asking for a while now, apparently...

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37 minutes ago, MattSelz said:

it's sucking up three gigabytes on my primary drive because I can't assign that temp space to a drive where I have terabytes of space. 

In the meantime, until this feature is available, you can try to workaround with some tmp path related symbolic links.

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Could you let me know how you get on with changing the TEMP and TMP locations please @MattSelz.

I've been testing the trial version of Publisher over inDesign, it was going great, but has really started lagging this afternoon, causing my computer to start complaining about lack of disk space. It could be a coincidence, but it seemed to get a lot worse when fiddling with the baseline grid settings. 

Thanks!

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2 hours ago, almo said:

Could you let me know how you get on with changing the TEMP and TMP locations please @MattSelz.

I've been testing the trial version of Publisher over inDesign, it was going great, but has really started lagging this afternoon, causing my computer to start complaining about lack of disk space. It could be a coincidence, but it seemed to get a lot worse when fiddling with the baseline grid settings. 

Thanks!

Absolutely seeing some lag in Affinity products after moving my TEMP and TMP locations off the C drive.   I'll be working in it more today; it may be that I simply need to move the directories to a faster drive..?

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