Program files

  david889 18:50 07 Apr 2006

I have 2 hard drives in my computer and i would like to set the default installing folder (Program files) to be moved into the other hard drive and keep the os on the current 1. Is there A way of setting it as the default program installing folder so that when i install a program it will automaticly be set to install to that folder. I am using windows xp pro sp2.
I have already done this to the My documents folder by right clicking on it from the start menu and changing the directory but u cannot do this with the program files folder.

  BurrWalnut 18:55 07 Apr 2006

Go to Start, Run and type regedit. Navigate to registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion In the right pane, right-click ProgramFilesDir and Modify it to the drive of your choice, e.g. D\Program Files.

  david889 19:03 07 Apr 2006

what about all of the files installed will they get deleted or will they get moved

  BurrWalnut 19:12 07 Apr 2006

Changing the registry key will only install new prograams there, not existing ones. If you want everything, except Windows, on a drive other than C you will have to uninstall them and reinstall them.

  david889 19:22 07 Apr 2006

Thanks mate

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