Help me move some annoying Autodesk folders, please!?

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  1. Fallinangel macrumors regular

    Fallinangel

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    #1
    Hi,

    I've recently installed AutoCAD 2011 and noticed that it created the following folders in directories that I don't want to pollute:

    1) /Users/"username"/Autodesk(/ApplicationAddIns)
    2) /Users/"username"/Documents/Autodesk(/Autosave)​

    Any idea how I can make it move the folders or move them manually.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Fallinangel thread starter macrumors regular

    Fallinangel

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    ^Bump^

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    I really don't have a clue how to move 1) and I don't really understand why AutoCAD creates it, since I haven't installed any add-ins!?

    When I try to change the path for annoyance 2) in "Application Preferences/Application/Automatic Save Location", AutoCAD accepts the path change, but when I relaunch it, it recreates the autosave folder in my documents folder!?
     
  3. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    #3
    There for me to, and I have uninstalled autocad and moved to an alternative. In afraid I don't know of a way.
     
  4. Fallinangel thread starter macrumors regular

    Fallinangel

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    Which alternative if I may ask?
     
  5. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    Draftsight. It's free and works just like Autocad. However it can only do 2D.
     
  6. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

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    Why not just hide the folders with "chflags hidden".
     
  7. Fallinangel thread starter macrumors regular

    Fallinangel

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