Installing Programs not on C:

Discussion in 'General Technical' started by billrigsby, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. billrigsby


    Nov 6, 2011
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    If you install programs on a drive other the the C: drive....

    and you reload windows, will they all work, or

    are parts dlls, etc. put on the C: drive.

    Had to reload windows and now I need to reload all my programs,

    want to avoid this in the future if possible

    billrigsby, Jun 29, 2012
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  2. billrigsby


    Jun 28, 2012
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    By reload you mean reinstall windows? Programs usually install their important files in the same directory but the configuration files/settings in the User folder. Your programs can work but it is a matter of chance. Some programs work others don't especially if they are licensed and need their registry files in order to run.
    I suggest you save the files located in Users\User\Application Data\ and look there for your files also in Users\User\Local Settings\Application data\
    NOTICE Application data and Local Settings folders are by default system and hidden file folders.
    Rhapsody, Jun 29, 2012
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