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I have a student who does not have sufficient space on his internal hard drive. He would like to redirect openLCA to an external drive when using/activating databases. Is that possible? There appears to be one question on ask.openlca that tells how to redirect openLCA in windows by changing the openlca.ini file. Is there a comparable trick for Macs?
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Indeed, it is possible to change the location of the database folder, in the openLCA.ini (which is in the same folder as openLCA.exe):

The start could be

-nl
en
-olcaDataDir
C:\...the_new_path_to_the_database_folder

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Make a backup of the file before, then edit and save it.

On a Mac, it should be the same. olcaDataDir needs to be written exactly as above.

Hth, Andreas

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Note that on macOS it is not the openLCA.ini file that is used for the configuration but the file Contents/Eclipse/eclipse.ini in the package content. So you would have to set the -olcaDataDir parameter in this file (with a full path to a folder where you have write access; which of course would not start with C:\ on macOS).
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