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Moving programs/folders...registered programs.

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by PODNickerz, Sep 29, 2003.

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  1. PODNickerz

    PODNickerz Thread Starter

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    You know when you move a program/folder to another place and the computer says if you do it, it might affect one or more registered programs or files...

    How do i know which files these are and where they are?

    Thanks
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    You don't know easily.

    You could get some clues looking at the file names, and from the area the folders are in. Also right click on the file and select properties. In some cases that will reveal the program, however many .dll files are used by several programs.

    Basically, if you don't know and can't determine the source, you are better off leaving them alone. If you can determine the source, and you cannot uninstall the program, you will still need to leave it alone.
    As the Registry holds the keys pointing to this type of file, shifting it can have a fatal effect on your system
     
  3. slipe

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    A program won’t usually work if you move it to another part of the computer. Registry links it made during the install are often no longer valid from the new location. And you have a good chance of messing up other programs if it has been on the computer for a while by moving shared files to where the other programs can’t find them.

    Cleansweep and other installers will move programs. It takes care of shared files and registry links.
     
  4. PODNickerz

    PODNickerz Thread Starter

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    Ok thanks

    I just thought there was a program that would tell you which files and where they were.

    I moved the program, and it seems to work anyway...
     
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