Before installing the desktop, I planned for the repository to be located on an external HD at e:\ipfs. Added that directory to the path. Also set IPFS_PATH=e:\ipfs. Installed IPFS desktop 7.2 with Windows 7 OS. Appears OK, but repository is on C:…ipfs default. Exited IPFS and copied contents of .ipfs directory to e:\ipfs hoping it would revert to that location when reopened. After opening PFS desktop the lock engaged at c:…ipfs indicating no recognition of e:\ipfs.
IPFS desktop is set to not automatically open. It will only be opened after the VPN and external HD are active.
What am I missing here to have IPFS repository at external HD e:\ipfs?