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As default on Windows 7 Pidgin sets its message logs and account settings to the folder

%AppData%\.purple

How do I move that folder to another location on my drive D:/ ?

I thought about using a symbolic link, but I'm not sure if that works on different drives too. Maybe there is an easier solution by changing some registry settings?

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Right click the link for pidgin (the one in the start menu and desktop),
click Properties and in the Target: line change.

"C:\Program Files\Pidgin\pidgin.exe"

to

"C:\Program Files\Pidgin\pidgin.exe" --config="D:\SomeDir\.pidgin"
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