Projects Folder

@Sven is there any way to move or specify a different folder for SER projects rather than in C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\GSA Search Engine Ranker\projects ?

C: is almost full and I'm having all sorts of issues getting the drives to back up before I repartition some space from D: to C:


  • SvenSven
    Accepted Answer
    use your new folder as commandline and SER will read/write there.
  • Cheers @Sven but what is the command line syntax to get SER to do this?

    Checked at and can't find any reference to it?

  • SvenSven
    edited August 2014
    just start it with the folder in command's not documented (just written in change log).
  • I must be doing something wrong.  I moved projects to D:\Live SER Projects\projects and tried

    search_engine_ranker.exe -D:\Live SER Projects\projects
    search_engine_ranker.exe D:\Live SER Projects\projects
    search_engine_ranker.exe -D:\Live SER Projects\

    and all I got "blank" ser without any projects loaded
  • SvenSven
    search_engine_ranker.exe "D:\Live SER Projects\"
  • Cheers @Sven

    Would it be better to just move the appdata\roaming\gsa search engine ranker\ directory?  I'm guessing you'll need to run the cmd line start up every time?
  • SvenSven
    yes to both of your questions ;)
  • Cheers @Sven.

    As usual you've excelled yourself ^:)^
  • KaineKaine

    And that no make problem after update ? (register or other).
  • @Kaine first time I did it there was a registration issue, so instead of moving the dir, I copied it to the new location and then it worked. 
  • SvenSven
    you might have to register again but thats it.
  • SvenSven
    oh and maybe change site lists folders
  • KaineKaine
    @ davbel @Sven

    Thank you :)

  • KaineKaine
    edited September 2014
    I have tested move only project folder or all are in roaming in installation folder but i have this error at loading:

    Platform is always blank, what is file to move for that ? ^^ sorry.  

    Edit: Plateforme is blank but Project are loaded ...

  • SvenSven
    you moved SER without the files in the installation folder.
  • KaineKaine
    edited September 2014
    Sorry not understand, want say move all file in "GSA Search Engine Ranker" (placed in roaming) to installation folder ?

    I have tested that too ... 

    Command in cmd are that (for all in installation folder):

    F:\GSA Search Engine Ranker\Search_Engine_Ranker.exe "F:\GSA Search Engine Ranker\"
  • SvenSven
    you should not move the files in the installation folder, just those in the application data folder where the project folder resists. 
  • KaineKaine
    Ok is good, thank you very much for you patience :)
  • KaineKaine
    edited September 2014

    "I'm guessing you'll need to run the cmd line start up every time?"

    You can make a .bat for that (adapt with your path):

    cd GSA Search Engine Ranker
    start Search_Engine_Ranker.exe "F:\"
  • SvenSven
    you can even create a shortcut and add the command line on property screen.
  • KaineKaine
    I have tested with no succes, surely error with "" syntax.
  • SvenSven

    1. install GSA Search Engine Ranker normally

    2. start it once / register / restore backups

    3. locate the projects folder with all the *.prj file in and move the whole "GSA Search Engine Ranker" folder (not the one it is installed to but the one in application data) to your new location (e.g. f:\TEST\).

    4. Now you start it with ... Search_Engine_Ranker.exe "F:\TEST\GSA Search Engine Ranker\"

  • KaineKaine
    Thank you it's clearer for my bad english :)
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