USB flash drive query

  craig42 12:05 21 Jun 2006

If you drag & drop files which are in Programm Files and then delete would they work from the flash drive IE drag Microsoft office files

  rawprawn 12:09 21 Jun 2006

If you mean that you have copied files to your flash drive, deleted them from your hard drive and then you want to look at them on your flash drive. No problem (If thats what you mean)

  craig42 12:16 21 Jun 2006


May not have made it very clear would I be able to work in microsoft office if it was on flash drive and not on the C drive

  fitshase 12:29 21 Jun 2006

No. When you install Office, it changes the Registry (among other things) on the computer it is installed on.

Without all of the files and locations, it will not work.



  craig42 12:35 21 Jun 2006


Thanks for your input


  DieSse 12:38 21 Jun 2006

As a general rule you cannot copy any programs from one place to another and still have them work.

They need to be installed in the place they are to work from - as fitshase says, ther are changes in the registry which refer to details of where a program is installed, and also many files scattered throughout the system which you won't find, and which are also linked to where it's installed.

Data, of course, you can store anywhere, and move around as you wish.

If you want to install MSOffice on one laptop in addition to your desktop, that is permitted under the licence. Otherwise you could install Open Office for free, which can work with many office files (Word and Excel files are fine, for example).

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