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I want to use Data D: drive for game but not responding

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  1. Brett747

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    I have an Aurora R7 (dell) and want to know why they put drive d: as DATA D:, This seems to be causing a problem with the auto install for the application that I'm trying to install. The install.exe looks for other drives other than default c:. The installer does not recognize DATA D:. Should I change the drive name back to D:?

    My C: drive is 256GB (ssd) and DATA D: is 1TB (hdd). The program is prepar3d v4.4. With the add-ons I want C: is not big enough.

    Thanks for any help.

    Brett
     
  2. Oddba11

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    They assigned the drive letters in order (which is the commonly used format). If you want the "data" drive to be a different letter, change it. If you want to install the program to another drive aside from the default, you should be able to select where it's installed using the advanced install (most programs allow you to change the installation path).
     
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    Thanks for the reply . Is it possible that these auto installers do not recognize DATA D: as an individual drive? When I did another install once again no notice foe advanced install to change the path.

    Thanks
     
  4. Oddba11

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    I doubt it's a drive recognition issue. Any software installation will check with Windows to see what drives are available. More likely, that software can only be installed onto the "C" drive, or the developer simply was too lazy to provide a way of changing it.

    Contact the software provider for a solution.
     
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