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Running minecraft off a portable USB drive.

#1Ch405gunn3rPosted 9/16/2011 6:29:02 PM
I'm trying to make it so I can run Minecraft completely off my flash drive. I google'd it and found this:

And I followed the instructions, but then I get this:

"Fatal error occured (2): The working directory could not be created: F:\Minecraft\minecraft\data\.minecraft

Anyone ideas? I've tried deleting the .minecraft folder that's already in there to see if it'll create it from scratch, but still no luck.
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#2l33t_ninj4_1337Posted 9/16/2011 6:30:35 PM
I just took the entire minecraft folder and moved it onto the drive. Works fine for me :/
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#3Ch405gunn3r(Topic Creator)Posted 9/16/2011 6:47:28 PM
Never mind, got it, I dunno why it didn't work before. Thanks though.
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#4LostAndWoundedPosted 9/16/2011 7:05:47 PM(edited)
All you need to do is move Minecraft to the USB drive and make a symlink on the system pointing to it.

Assuming the drive letter of the removable device is T

xcopy /E /K %APPDATA%\.minecraft\*.* T:\Minecraft\
ren %APPDATA%\.minecraft .minecraft_orig
mklink /D %APPDATA%\.minecraft T:\Minecraft\

edit: okay, yeah, that .bat with a local overridden appdata variable is definitely easier. that article doesn't need to be anywhere near that verbose to explain that though.
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