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When having downloaded ARIS Express and used it for a while, I get a message from Windows:


I guess this has to do with how my company policy is set up for the Windows clients. My profile's storage space is located under C:\Documents and Settings\<My-User-ID> and this seems to be the location where the ARIS Express Setup downloads all the needed files at installation.


This can be an issue that is specific for my company, but maybe there are other companies that have the same policy about their Windows clients.


I tried to fix this by moving the entire directory "ARIS Express" under my profile to another (network) location. It helped, ARIS Express is still running and I seem to have enough storage space on my profile.


Regards    / Harry Ratia

by Sebastian Stein
Posted on Wed, 07/29/2009 - 14:20

Uh, that is indeed a strong limitation. However, you can fix it as follows.

  1. Open system control panel
  2. Open Java control applet
  3. Click Settings
  4. In this dialog you can change the location of the Java cache. Move it to a drive where you are allowed to store more data. It might be that you have to download ARIS Express again or even restart your PC.



by Frank Weyand
Posted on Wed, 07/29/2009 - 15:05



this is not only about the Java cache.

This is the location, where the business layer of Express stores all data. The biggest mass of that data stored are fonts for reports. Express itsself stores about 5 MB, which should be OK, but transfers the system fonts to this location, which are more than 72 MB.

But you should not change the location. Express needs this location and will create them again.



by Martin Schröder
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Posted on Mon, 08/10/2009 - 18:36

In reply to by crazyrider

 Well, Harry Ratia and his company is not alone.

Our users' contingent ist only 15MB, but we have separated the user's profile into a "roaming" and a fixed part, which makes use of WinXP structures under "Local Settings".

As there is no need to transfer the ArisExpress settings onto another workstation via the Windows profile storage, I can only recommend that IDS implements a way to let the user configure the paths to a more economic storage location on his HD.

Regards, Martin

by Harry Ratia Author
Posted on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 14:05



Some time has now passed since my last post and ARIS Express 2.0 is out since some time back. However I haven't figured out a good solution to this question about the location on the client computer where ARIS Express stores files.


In ARIS71 (Service release 5) there is a way to configure where the application stores its files - very good! But ARIS Express...?


If anyone out there has ideas, please share.


Regards  / Harry

by Sebastian Stein
Posted on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 14:16

Hi Harry,

if you say "where ARS Express stores its files", which kind of files do you mean? Are you talking about models you created (ADF files) or about config files of ARIS Express? Or are you even talking about the program itself where it gets installed?

by Harry Ratia Author
Posted on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 14:31

Hi Sebastian,

I mean the files the program itself installs. Please see below screenshot:

These files are accounted for towards my user profile and would be nice if they could be stored at a location selected by me instead of selected by the installation.   Greetings from Göteborg, Sweden.   / Harry

by Sebastian Stein
Posted on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 14:34

Those files are what I call config files. They are not the real program files. You can change the location of the program files by setting another location for your Java cache in the Java system control panel. But I'm not aware of a way to change the location of the config files.

by Frank Weyand
Posted on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 17:03


yes, these are configuration files.

Just a fast solution: compress the folder. In Windows, depending on your file system, you can set the flag to compress the content of the folder on the hard disk.

On my drive, the amount of disk space used went done to 50 % for that folder.



by Harry Ratia Author
Posted on Tue, 04/27/2010 - 08:49

Hi Frank,


This made a difference also fo me, thanks! The disk space usage went down with about 50%, from 6 MB to 3MB. And ARIS Express still runs as good as ever....  :-)


Regards   / Harry

by Robert Stokes
Posted on Thu, 05/13/2010 - 17:36

I would also like to be given the option to change the directory of the 'config files' as it max's out my allowed profile space

by Sebastian Stein
Posted on Fri, 05/14/2010 - 08:54

Just see the FAQ how to change the location of the Java cache and you are done.

by Thomas Weiss
Posted on Tue, 10/12/2010 - 16:49

I'm having the same problems.
I alreday shifted  Java file settings to another location.
FAQ, mentioned by Sebastian, didn't solve the problem.
When starting Arix express, a lot of *.cpf files taking a lot of spice in Window's profile

e.g.: Aris Express\ARISExpress\server\sysconfig\f68cab40-fec5-11de-3900-c01a884988e4.cpf

round about . 1.5 MB

by Sergej Ehrlich
Posted on Thu, 02/17/2011 - 13:32


is there anything new about this topic? Did anyone come up with a solution, especially for the problem concerning the profile storage space?

I wonder if Harry Ratia tried to configure the profile storage space monitor in order to let it ignore the *.cpf files.





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