Linking to program files on external drive

  Aristocatman 19:15 11 Jan 2015

I have the hard drive out of my dead desktop PC installed in a caddy connected to my laptop both machines running Win 7 Pro.Can I make my laptop connect to the program files in the drive as well as on the internal drive? I hope there is a simple answer but my poor old brain is scrambled at the moment - too many things happening! If it is possible it will make life a lot easier until I get a new replacement Desktop PC. Caddy drive is seen as Drive F.

  rdave13 19:30 11 Jan 2015

No, as the installed programs are linked with the OS on that drive via the registry. You can only transfer documents, photos etc.

  Ian in Northampton 20:15 11 Jan 2015

Like rdave13 said: to do what you want, you'd need to reinstall your programs on the external drive.

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