Silk Performer Agent machines save temporary files to different locations on the C drive depending upon the operating system in use.

  • Windows 2003 for example uses 'C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\My Documents\Silk Performer x.x',
  • Windows 2008 and Windows 2012 create the LocalData and LocalResults folders under 'C:\Users\Public\Documents\Silk Performer x.x'

This can be a problem if the C drive has limited space or the user simply wants to store the temporary data somewhere else.

It's possible to change the location used for storing the temporary data by editing the perfLtcAgent.xml file on each Agent machine.

This file can be found in the Silk Performer root directory, e.g. 'C:\Program Files (x86)\silk\Silk Performer x.x\perfLtcAgent.xml'.

Open the file with a text editor and add new tags for 'Directories' and 'UserWorking' with the new path specified, then save the changes. So for example:

<LocalSettings>
...
   <Directories>
      <UserWorking>
         D:\YourFolderName
      </UserWorking>
   </Directories>
...
</LocalSettings>

Please note, this change needs to be made on each separate Agent machine.

 

**********Silk Performer 9.5 Hotfix 2 onwards**********

Due to architectural changes made from Silk Performer 9.5 Hotfix 2 this approach is now slightly different.

So, instead of specifying  'UserWorking' as in example above, this should now be 'PublicWorking':

<LocalSettings>
...
   <Directories>
      <PublicWorking>
         D:\YourFolderName
      </PublicWorking>
   </Directories>
...
</LocalSettings>