EVE default directories
This is a list of various default directories that might be of use when diagnosing issues with your EVE client.
Default client installation directories
For Windows users finding themselves in the need of reinstalling DirectX, the DirectX installation files can be found within the "bin\DirectX" directory.
Default client side Cache and Settings folders
Simply copy and paste the following paths into the address bar of the Windows Explorer or into the entry field of the "Run..." dialogue (Windows key + R) to open the directories. %USERPROFILE% and %LOCALAPPDATA% are system variables that always resolve to the User Profile of the Windows user and the actual directory may vary on each system. Also, those directories are usually hidden system folders, meaning that you usually can not browse to those directly without changing some settings.
Installer data and Client Updates
The Windows version of the Full Client Installer for the game will download the installation files into the following folders:
The client updates are also stored within this folder, in subdirectories named similar to the cache folders of the according clients. The following examples for Windows assume the client to be installed in "C:\Program Files\CCP\EVE":
These folders can be safely deleted for space. If client updates are deleted and there is currently one available, the client will download the latest client update again.
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