# Environment variables
During the installation of Simplygon (either by using the installer or when performing a manual advanced installation), there are environment variables that are required to be set up on the computer for Simplygon to work properly and/or to customize where Simplygon stores and retrieves files from. These environment variables are explained in detail below.
Remember to restart any programs (including their parent processes) using Simplygon if changing any of the environment variables, since such changes are not picked up by already running processes.
|Variable name||Variable contents||Default value||Description|
| ||Absolute path|| ||Set |
| ||Absolute path|| |
| ||Absolute path|| ||Simplygon will look for shared resources (like saved pipelines) in the directory that |