How-To: Change Grails User work and cache directory under windows | MyThinkPond

The directions below will help you move the Grails user work and cache directory to a different location.


Sometimes your default “primary drive” may be running out of space and you need to move your workspace else where.


  1. Create a file called “settings.groovy” under “C:/Users/.grails” directory.

  2. Edit this file and add the following line: [sourcecode language=“jscript”]“D:/grailswork”


  1. Make sure that the defined folder exists.

  2. Remove all other content, files and folders in the “.grails” folder.

Your are all set

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Enterprise Software Architect currently working at DataDirect Networks developing a highly scalable monitoring solution called DDN Insight. My passions include all things Open Source including Linux (CentOS, Red Hat, Gentoo, Open Stack, Docker & Ubuntu), embedded ARM processors and microcontrollers (Arduino, UDOO, Cubieboard, BeagleBoard, OnionIO, TI's Zigbee). Coming from an Electrical and Computer Engineering background, working in developing and designing enterprise - distributed, highly scalable software requires a unique set of software skills with a good understanding of the hardware. This makes his work challenging and interesting. In his free time, he spends his time with his family and two children. He also enjoys researching on topics including - world ancient history and yoga. Visit the 'About' section for more details.
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