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designate program installations to bigger drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by nexus1968, Jun 20, 2003.

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  1. nexus1968

    nexus1968 Thread Starter

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    Hi. As we all know, some program installations give you the option of actually choosing the folder in which the program files are extracted to. However, there are some which do not give you that option. Is there any way for me to configure my OS (winxp pro) so that all of my software is extracted to my F: instead of my C:?The problem is that my F: is much bigger, and would like to have all of my programs stored there. Thanks!
     
  2. mal1930

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    Hi, There are a couple of programs that can be downloaded to do that. I used COA2 from ZD Net. PC magazine. They were free but now it is a subscription service. I found it very useful as I was able to move all my programs to my F drive and it alters the registry so installers go directly to it now.. It will still be there and you could see whether it is worth subscribing for it.

    There is another but I cannot remember the name. Try Google. Peace Mal
     
  3. nexus1968

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    hi there. thanks for the info. i haven't tried it yet, but i'm pretty sure it should work:)
     
  4. slipe

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    If you have Cleansweep on your computer make sure csinject is active in task manager and uncheck “Fast analysis”. Manually start Smart Sweep to make sure it monitors the install. If it monitors the install it will move it anywhere you want – including another computer.
     
  5. mal1930

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    Hi, Slipe's way would work but it would mean the ones on your C drive would stay there and you would have to monitor the installs all the time to get them where you want.

    I don't think the cost of COA2 would be very high and there are other utilizes that are available to download at the same time.

    They were free up to the beginning of the year. Have you tried a search in Google and looked for any programs. One of the freeware sites might still have COA2 free at the site. Peace Mal
     
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