7-Zip v9.20 x64 ignoring Working Folder setting

  • I'm using 7-Zip v9.20 on Windows v8.1 Update 1 x64. I have specified a working folder on a drive other than the boot drive, but using the same base path of x:\ProgramData. This is of particular use as I have a small boot SSD and decompressing multi-GB files is quite problematic. I'm sure my setup is quite common. In any case, the setting is ignored, and I find it trying to use the ProgramData directory on the boot drive.

    Solution other than creating a junction?

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