A customer have very limited disk space and want to move the 14-hives TEMPLATE ({14}\TEMPLATE) folder to another disk. The only relocating of files and folders inside the 14-hive, that I'm aware of, is the trace logs files which can be moved to another disk if the same disk location is present on all Web Front Ends. But moving the TEMPLATE folder sounds a lot trickier. Is it possible? And if it is possible – how do I move the TEMPLATE folder to another disk?


It's the installation directory that been used by SharePoint installation while setting it up. You can get it's path using SPUtility.GetGenericSetupPath but you can't change it.

Only way I can think is that you will need to configure a new farm on another machine and migrate, but that going to be pain too as if its heavily customized.

  • +1 So in one sense it is possible, but I guess not worth the trouble for the customers budget. Thanks for your reply! – Benny Skogberg Apr 22 '13 at 10:13
  • nope it's not worth it as specially when you got better options there, I have done it before but luckily on development servers, I created a new form and then migrated all components, and it took me weeks to fix the errors because of customizations, e.g. custom site defintions.. – Muhammad Raja Apr 22 '13 at 10:19

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