Sym Link: Moving C:\Program Files\ to G:\Program Files\

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Phaze

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Forum,

I do not work much with windows, but I do a lot of work in different distros of bsd and linux.

What I want to do is 'ln -sf c:\program files g:\program files' that is how I would symbolic link the folder in linux, but I can not figure out how to do this in windows.

I need this done so after the folder is moved to a new drive/partition all the Start Menu links still work, and also the short cuts.

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Phaze
 
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not sure if this will work, but how about just creating a shortcut of the C:\folder on the G:\ , or vice versa..
 
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That's not going to work. When programs are installed in Windows, there are registry files created. These cannot be moved. The only way to move a program from one partition to another is to uninstall from the first and reinstall in the other. You can't just move them like you can with user-created data files.
 

Phaze

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So I have to uninstall everything and reinstall?

What about MS files in program files? like Internet Explorer? They do not even ask where you want them installed...

There has to be a better way. Some sort of migration software that will rewrite Registry entries.
 
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