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how do I install ACDSee to a drive other than the root

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by sbader7, Jan 15, 2006.

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  1. sbader7

    sbader7 Thread Starter

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    Some programs install to C:\Program Files by default. Is there a way to prod them into another drive?
    I am trying to install ACDSee to a drive which is not the root drive. I am using WinXP pro.
     
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    Usually, you get the option of installing to the folder of your choosing at some point in the installation. Just curious, why install it elsewhere, it's not that big? You don't have to store the graphic files with it, they can be on a data drive somewhere.
     
  3. sbader7

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    Thx. This one doesn't offer a choice. i'm only being quirky & these quirks lead to learning something. Tx agn
     
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    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/software/microsoft/windows/current version has two keys:
    ProgramFilesDirectory, ComonFilesDirectory, set by default to C:/Program Files & C:/Program Files/Common Files.
    These can be alterred to set the default install directory, as desired.
     
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    I don't see the point in installing applications to another logical drive. Since any replacement of Windows would involve a reinstallation of the applications anyway, I keep them all on the boot partition.
     
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