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CREATING SYMLINKS TO SOLVE THE UNITY ASSET STORE DOWNLOAD PROBLEM
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Help for developers with multiple hard drives
Since the recent Unity Humble Bundle was released I've noticed that numerous developers have complained about their C: drive filling up.
If you are not aware, Unity saves downloaded apps into the AppData folder on Windows. Over time this can use up a noticeable amount of hard drive space and with larger assets, such as the audio assets in the aforementioned bundle, you may notice the problem a lot quicker. Unfortunately you can't specify a new download location, unless you use Symlinks that is!
If you've been having this issue and you're not sure where to start then please check out my recent blog post for step-by-step instructions on how to get around the problem:
https://www.garypettie.com/devblog/2018/9/14/creating-symlinks-to-solve-the-unity-asset-store-download-problem
Note that you will need a Windows PC with a second storage drive to follow along with this process.
Happy developing!

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Gary Pettie
Gameplay Programmer and Game Designer - Programmer
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