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I recently installed to the latest version of DivX and suddenly found my C drive filling up with the cache files. I tracked it down to:

C:\Files\My Videos\DivX Movies\Temporary Downloaded Files

My old laptop (running WinXP) only has a small hard drive and any DivX cache files fills it up so I want it to use my D drive where I have a little more room. The trouble is I can't see anywhere in the DivX preferences where I can change the cache location.

Can anyone tell me how I can change the location of the DivX cache files?

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Easy, don't use DivX –  TheLQ Jul 22 '10 at 2:07
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DivX seems to have only one setting for its data, defaulting to ...My Videos\DivX Movies. It puts its temporary files in a subfolder of that folder - the one you noted was filling up - Temporary Downloaded Files.

So it doesn't look like you can change the location of the temporary files folder, but you can change DivX's main folder, which will of course also change where the temp files are placed. In other words, you can go into the DivX preferences and change C:\Files\My Videos\DivX Movies\Temporary Downloaded Files to D:\DivX Movies\Temporary Downloaded Files or something similar on D.

To do this, on the DivX menu, select File > Preferences > General, and choose a new folder for "Default Video Folder".

There are also a few options in the DivX preferences that should help to control the amount of crap that builds up. For instance, Video Library > Auto-clear downloads from Download Manager when complete.

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Thanks for the suggestion but I already tried that (and just double checked) but it seems that even though I've changed the default video directory to my D drive, the temp cache files still get placed in the aformentioned directory in the C drive. –  andygrunt Jul 22 '10 at 19:23
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Weird. That means it probably does have a separate setting for the temp files. I would search the registry for items related to DivX and if you see a setting clearly pointing that that folder, try changing it. Don't attempt any registry changes unless you're comfortable there, however. –  boot13 Jul 22 '10 at 19:46
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You could try editing the registry at the following location:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\

There should be a value for "My Video" - changing that may affect what DivX uses as your video folder (might need to restart as well).

Note: I'm assuming you're happy to change the location of your videos for all applications that use your "My Videos" folder, not just DivX...

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