Bug report #22095

Installer does not honour drive selection nor provides warnings on C drive space when C drive is not the chosen drive

Added by neil walker 6 months ago.

Status:Open
Priority:Normal
Assignee:Jürgen Fischer
Category:Windows Package
Affected QGIS version:3.6.2 Regression?:No
Operating System:Windows 8.1 Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:29908

Description

Hello,
I have 1.5gb on my C drive (yes, it is small, it's a SSD) and chose to install QGIS wholly on my E drive.

After a minute of installing, my computer crashed some applications, then terminated the install process and I found the cause was QGIS had dump over 1Gb of data on my C drive.

There really is no need to do this. When you select to install on a specific drive, it should do that.

Regardless, even if it needs to use C drive temporarily or permanently, it should be doing a disk size check to say whether it can install, rather than just crashing.

Now, of course, I need to figure out where all these files have been dumped because the installer has closed down as well.

thanks.

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