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As I understand it, you wish to move where the Eudora data is stored to an external drive and still be able to actively use it, correct?
Yes I want to use the mail boxes on the external drive, I want my mail boxes on the external drive
Great, thanks for clarifying.
Give me a few minutes to see what we can figure out. You are on a Mac, correct?
Ok, so your Eudora files are stored in your Documents folder. That is where Eudora looks for it's data. What we can do is make a link to a similar folder on the external. It would be difficult to explain but I can remotely control your computer and do it for you, if you wish.
I you know how to do you can please explain it to me this is what i am interested in
Ok, but it involved the Terminal using command-line
Are you ok with that?
I can live with that
Explain it step by step
Ok, please first quit Eudora. Then, go to your documents folder and move the Eudora folder to your external hard drive.
Is it complete?
Ok, Make sure there is no Eudora folder in your documents. We will create one later.
Open up the Terminal. It can be found inside the Utilities folder (under the Go menu).
Once you have a terminal window open, type this (note the space): cd Documents
and press enter
Great. Now, type the following but don't press enter just leave a trailing space: ln -s
that is LN space minus s space
With that still open, open your hard drive and drag the Eudora folder onto the Terminal window, then press enter in the terminal window.
If you did it correctly, look in your Documents folder and you should see a Eudora folder.
Ok, try opening Eudora and see what happens.
It appears that you have created an alias in documents ?
Yeah, links (ln) are similar to aliases
I can start Eudora from the settings file
Some times I have a problem that says setting file damaged ,what i do is replace it with a good back up i do the same now
That can typically happen from Eudora not closing properly, power failure, etc. That can be pretty normal.
And what do you mean you start it from the settings file? You should have a Eudora application icon you open.
What I mean the is that the settings file on hard disk will work when I open the Eudora icon, that is Eudora will know to look for the settings on the external drive
I guess the answer is obviously yes
Because we created a link to the one on the external.
When the damaged setting file message appeared, I replaced the settings file in the Eudora folder with a good settings file i have stored on my computer and then restarted eudora. With this new arrangement I should do the same thing except the new settings file can be placed in either the alias or the original since they are both the same
Can undo the whole thing by removing the alias and putting the original eudora folder back in documents??
I just close the terminal utility
That is fine, we are done with it.
Is there anything else I can assist you with?
Thank you Brandon you did a good job
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