# Can I move the Azure storage emulator files?

Windows Azure storage emulator appears to save the data in my user profile on my C-drive. Since I have a quite small ssd and I don't really need the performance benefits when working with test data in my azure project I thought that perhaps I could move it to my D-drive.

I haven't found a way to do that, so does anybody have a suggestion on how or if I can move the storage emulator files to another drive?

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2. Move the folder in your local AppData folder to where you want it. It will be called something like C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\dftmp.
3. Open a command prompt with administrator permissions and cd to the AppData\Local folder. For example cd \Users\{username}\AppData\Local.
4. Create a 'junction link' using the following command: mklink /J dftmp X:\folder\to\where\you\moved\dftmp
It's now different with the latest SDK. Look in C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\DevelopmentStorage for some clues. –  Tom Bull Jun 21 '13 at 19:37