I'd like to install Path of Exile to an external hard drive, since I'll never be able to download it at home.

But when I run the launcher, it starts 'Allocating Space', which leads me to believe it already knows where it's going to download and install the game to.

Is there a way I can force it to install to a certain location?


3 Answers 3


Even though this thread is very old, I'd like to give an updated answer because this thread is ranked #1 on Google.

In the current installer, the setting is hidden. When you first open it, before accepting the EULA and clicking Install, there is an Options button next to Install. This is where you can find the settings now.


You clicked 'Next Next Next' too much without reading what was going on when running the installer:

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If you've already got to the 'Allocate Space' stage, you will need to cancel out of it, uninstall whatever has already been downloaded, and then run the installer again.

  • It's the third screen after running PathOfExileInstaller.msi from the Path of Exile website, just after accepting the license. If you didn't see this screen then you're probably not using the installer off their website. If this is the case, you should be able to copy whatever you've got to the location you'd like the game downloading to and run it from there.
    – kalina
    Jan 25, 2013 at 18:51
  • I thought you were talking about this showing up after running the client. I did this for the installer I'm pretty sure.
    – GnomeSlice
    Jan 25, 2013 at 18:53
  • Actually, it doesn't appear to have worked. There's a folder in the place I wanted it which is clearly from my school network where I downloaded it (judging by the name) and it follows this structure: algshare > home > My Documents > My Games > Path of Exile but there's nothing in the final folder.
    – GnomeSlice
    Jan 25, 2013 at 19:19
  • Which part didn't work?
    – kalina
    Jan 25, 2013 at 19:21
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    The "Allocating Space" phase creates a data container the size of the data file it is going to download.
    – kalina
    Jan 25, 2013 at 19:28

I would like to add that for me, simply dragging and dropping the pre-install folder to different place worked just fine.

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