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

j79zlr

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#3
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.
 
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Dirk Diggler

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#4
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.
 

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