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Old Feb 06, 2011, 04:35 PM // 16:35   #1
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I recently moved GW from my C: drive to the D: drive to free up room (the D: drive is just extra storage space) I had to reinstall the game to the new location but it is also going through the like 5 hour process of re DLing the game, the DAT file is there in the new location but it doesnt seem to be recognized, is there anything I can do?
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Old Feb 06, 2011, 04:49 PM // 16:49   #2
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Open Regedit and find the key:

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AreaNet\Guild Wars
There you can see path that GW stored (ie. D:\Games\GW\Gw.exe),
you can try change the path to it's new location and see if it helps.

I haven't tried this so I don't know if it will solve your problem,
otherwise you can also do:
1. Make a copy of your GW.DAT
2. Uninstall the game
3. Reinstall in new folder
4. Copy your old GW.DAT file into new folder
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Old Feb 07, 2011, 05:11 PM // 17:11   #3
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Depending upon what version of windows you are running, it could be a matter of permissions. Go to gw.exe, right click and choose "Run as administrator". And make sure that gw.dat has not been renamed to gw.tmp.
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