Change .docker directory on Windows

The standard path on Windows where Docker puts stuff is:


We need to put it here:

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  • 2 Solutions collect form web for “Change .docker directory on Windows”

    One solution that works for us is creating a symbolic link:

    mklink /J "C:\Users\<USER>\.docker" "D:\Docker"

    But it’s not what we call a clean solution.

    (All credit for the question & this answer goes to IMM0rtalis.)

    You simply can define the environment variable HOME before launching a new boot2docker or docker machine session.

    set HOME=D:\docker

    (Add it to your user environment variables if you want it to persists across CMD sessions)

    Those tools will look for any config in $HOME/.xxx

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