I want to change the default location of the plugin folder in QGIS 3.
The reason is that the default location is read-only, but I want to create and use self-made plugins.
Can I change the location somehow?
we change the location of our plugins folders on Windows by starting QGIS via a batch file. The batch file we use is called qgis.bat and on our QGIS 3.4 install it is located here: C:\Program Files\QGIS 3.4\bin
We've changed the last line of the batch file to:
start "QGIS" /B "%OSGEO4W_ROOT%\bin\qgis-bin.exe" %* --profiles-path C:\Users\Public\Documents\QGIS\
this switches the profiles-path to C:\Users\Public\Documents\QGIS\ which moves the python plugins path to C:\Users\Public\Documents\QGIS\profiles\default\python\plugins when QGIS is started using the qgis.bat file