Move Program files to 2nd hard drive?

  Jemaris 16:10 17 Mar 2014
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I recently got a Solid State Drive to replace my other HDD & kept the HDD as a secondary storage drive.

Can I move the program files folders (Program files, Program files x86 & Prgram data)to the secondary drive to free up some space on the smaller SDD which has my windows installation on & Warcraft.

If I can, can I just drag & drop them?

I'm assuming I'll need to replace my desktop shortcuts as they won't follow the programs.

  Zak 16:52 17 Mar 2014
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You will need to uninstall the programs you wish to remove from the SSD and then reinstall from the setup files to your secondary drive. Make sure you use custom install selecting the secondary drive path as your target for installation.

The reason you cannot just move the folders is that the program installations involve registry entries and by moving the folders these will be corrupted and the programs will not work.

  Jemaris 17:10 17 Mar 2014

Thanks for the reply Zak. Will do.

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