change default locations

  lamby1 22:29 17 Aug 2006
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Is it possible to change the default location for installing new programs

  GaT7 23:54 17 Aug 2006

Yes, most programs these days give one the ability to do so in the installation wizard - I do it all the time.

For programs that don't have this install feature, I use a 'change of address' utility called COA2 click here (click here to download directly) to change it to a location I want. It's done AFTER the program has installed in it's default location. It's relatively easy to use & works with WinXP too, though not mentioned in the article. I would say it works 90-95% of the time - certain programs, like some Creative soundcard sw is very stubborn & cannot be 'moved'. G

  lamby1 19:03 24 Aug 2006

Thank you Crossbow I knew you could do it from a fresh installation but i did not know you could change the location after an installation. This is going to be very useful as my system partition is getting rather full with my kids installing things on it!!

Thanks again crossbow

  GaT7 15:56 25 Aug 2006

Happy to help lamby1 : ). If you need help with using it to 'move' programs, just let us know. G

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