library storage on a different disk

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I want to install Camtasa, and I want to use the library  But I have a very small C-drive, only for booting the different programs, and there are no room for storage.  I need to have the Camtasa library on my D-drive, my storage drive.  How do I do this?  I have now installed and removed Camtasa several times, but can't figure this out.  (I have tried Camtasa during a free trail period, and have now bought it).   Can anyone help me out here?  
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you can't; Library location is hard coded into the app

your best approach is to export Library assets to your D drive, and import/use them when needed; otherwise, keep the Library nearly empty

alternatively, you might try the technique described in this [CS7] tutorial ...

How To Work With Multiple Libraries
http://www.screencast.com/t/WDJ8mtUm

it worked for me in CS8 and CS9; I have not yet tested in CS2018
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If your referring to Camtasia 2018, there is no setting available.
There might be a registry hack to make it work?I looked in the registry and didn't see anything obvious to change.

In previous versions you had the option to Link Library Content to the library. That way, you could clear out the library and store everything on another drive. Fill the Library with linked content.Stored on another drive.
This image is Camtasia 9.
 

In 2018 the option has been removed. I talked to tech support about this.

Everything added to the library creates a "New/Duplicate" file of the original. And places it on your C drive.
So the library is limited to the size of your C-Drive.
Plus, if you have only one drive. Storing portions of various Videos/Media to the library.That duplicate media can fill your HD to capacity in a hurry.

So, you have duplicate files and an Immovable storage location. It's a terrible design."From my perspective"

I  use the New Library as little as possible. I don't need to duplicate my media files.
The Library's design overall is fine, has potential.  

I use a separate drive for Media coming into Camtasia and another for Writing /Rendering. It streamlines the process and frees up the C-drive for everything else.

Well, not if I store something in the Library. {:>(
Camtasia 2018

     

 I don't envision them changing it much.

If they let you chose another drive to store the files.It's a step in the right direction.

Link to content is "Much Better", my guess is they will never bring this back.We'll see.

Regards,Joe
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I agree that this is a poor design, bordering on ridiculous. I can't think of any other software I use that doesn't allow me to determine where I want data files to be stored. 

Given what Joe has said, it seems like your most effective answer is to replace your hard drive with a larger one. It's easy to clone your current drive to a new one (new drives typically come with the necessary software) and hard drives are dirt cheap these days. A 1TB drive is typically under $50 and 500GB SSDs are around $100. If you don't currently boot from an SSD, this is an opportunity to improve the performance of your system markedly. 
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Here's what's so incredibly shortsighted about this.

The new library is capable of creating as many new library's as you wish. So you can literately manage and store all of your media if you wanted to.
If you're strictly a Camtasia oriented video editor. Placing 90 +% of that media in the library might serve you well.

However, only if your 1 HD is actually large enough. It's beyond ridiculous. You only have access to 1 HD for all your media needs? 4K video files are huge.

Reading and writing to multiple HD's is the fastest technique for streamlining video production. TechSmith looked past this aspect altogether.   
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Good point. I imagine that really hard-core users would be using RAID arrays, both for performance and data integrity. 
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Well, I really wasn't referring to Raid arrays.

As I stated originally,
I use a separate drive for Media coming into Camtasia and another for Writing /Rendering. It streamlines the process and frees up the C-drive for everything else.

Under the current configuration. I can't access the media on my D-Drive from the library.

I would have to duplicate them to the library first.Then, force the C-Drive to dedicate it's resources to handling those files.

The Library was designed to expand into all your storage needs "I suppose" Yet, limited to 1 HD?   
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Thank you for your answers!  Now I don'd feel so stupid not figuring this out, as it's not possible.  Then I will by myself a new C-hard drive, and in the mean time not use the library.  :)  
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Just a question: would it be possible to fool camtasia by using junction points? - don ́t know what the OSX variant is called...