How can I set the daemon included with the GUI to sync the blockchain from a directory on a flash drive, rather than the default directory ?

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The GUI has two ways to do that:

When starting the Daemon:

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Or in the settings Page:

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As a note: on Linux and OS-X it's: --data-dir /path/to/your/blockchain

  • To elaborate, you can change the file path to your desired directory. For instance, you can change it to --data-dir=C:\Monero or wherever you want to put it. Just change the part after --data-dir=
    – sgp
    Dec 26, 2016 at 4:30
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    medusa answered perfectly, however missed an important detail that the directory cannot contain spaces or it will not work. Jan 25, 2017 at 2:28
  • Is there a way around this spaces limitation, such as using backslashes or something? I want to move to a networked drive that is not easy to change the name to remove spaces May 25, 2018 at 3:24

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