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Where to change the $HIP default location on Windows March 8, 2016, 4:45 a.m.

I hate Documents and My Photos, My Videos, My Foo and My Bar
I dislike getting orders, I want to decide myself!
Sp changing the location of Documents will only move my dislike to another place. I am a programmer, multimedia is just a (very expensive) hobby at the moment. So having zillion applications, storing all I do under Documents just makes no sense.

Where to change the $HIP default location on Windows March 8, 2016, 3:58 a.m.

But I never use Documents, myself. Applications may or may not use Documents, but I myself never do. I am a PC user since 1994. And I have, since I installed Windows the first time, always partitioned my harddisk. Later, when it all got more advanced, I got several physical drives. I build all my computers myself, and always have several physical drives. some SSD, som spinning drives. And all set up in RAID 0, for speed purposes.
One drive is for the OS and for installed applications, only. I never store work on the same harddisk as the OS. My projects are always on a another physical drive.
And it is also organised into projects, but in the case of Houdini, Cinema 4D and all other applications, I have a dedicated Houdini location, a dedicated Cinema 4D location, where I store experiments. And for Houdini, it is all about experimenting right now

Where to change the $HIP default location on Windows March 8, 2016, 3:39 a.m.

Yes I tried to edit this houdini.env file earlier. And it works great for setting the GPU to be used for OCL. But for the paths, I did not get it to work.

Regarding paths - people may have different ways of working. On my side,I am dependent on having a treeview at hand, all the time. Luckily Houdini has that. And I do not understand the purpose of a generic HOME, because I have a pletoria of multi media applications, and I do not want them to be in the same “home”, all of them.
Well, I am a Windows user then.

I will look into the HH variable later, if needed, thanks for this one.