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I know that there's a way to change the minecraft folder location in the newer launchers, but how do I do it in 1.5.2? I've tried to move the roaming folder and searched online, but none of the methods I tried worked and few were about the older launchers.

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    Is there a particular reason you need to use the old launcher? I'm fairly certain with the current launcher you're able to use those old versions. – Himitsu_no_Yami Jul 6 at 23:47
  • My computer is not able to use the new launcher for some reason- I've tried a lot to fix it but it doesn't work. So I use the old launcher. – Hacker Jul 7 at 0:51
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I don't remember the name of the program but I can check if needed. What you want to do is put your Minecraft folder where you want it then create a symbolic link in the usual place. Minecraft will look in the usual place and follow the link to the new location like a shortcut. This effectively changes the location.

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  • What do you mean by creating a symbolic link? Do I create a shortcut? – Hacker Jul 7 at 2:35
  • @Hacker you'll need either a special program to create them or a command prompt command to create them. I'll try to find the name of it for you – Himitsu_no_Yami Jul 7 at 6:20

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