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By default, the ArcGIS Data Store is configured to use the system drive (usually the C:\ drive.) The standard folder location is set to C:\arcgisdatastore or C:\arcgis\arcgisdatastore if the installation is done using ArcGIS Enterprise Builder (available in version 10.5.1 and above).
Because the system drive manages the operating system and stores all installed software in the machine, the drive may run out of storage space, thus affecting the process of backups. Therefore, the user may decide to utilize a different storage drive, either internal or external, to serve as the default folder location for the ArcGIS Data Store.
The default folder location can be changed using ArcGIS Data Store command utilities, accessed from the Windows Command Prompt. There are two ways to change the default storage drive.