Change "program files" folder from C: to another drive...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by anarkhia, Feb 23, 2003.

  1. anarkhia

    anarkhia Guest

    how i can do this?
     
  2. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    if you right click and drag it, when you release, you will be given the option to move
     
  3. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    If you try and move your current program files folder, you will probably have some problems. Using Norton System Works it will find the invalid shortcut paths and change them, but I still don't recommend it.

    You can change your defaults paths in the registry:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion

    look for "ProgramFilesDir" and "CommonFilesDir" and change the paths there. That will affect new installations only.
     
  4. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Guest

    Agrees with j79,
    moving the Program Files folder is best done on a new install of the operating system. It can also be done from an unattended install so its in a different location from the install.