Can't locate installed program even when I have the path.
I am blown away by this. I have Windows 8.1 I installed Magic Tune Premium for Windows 8.1 It installed, restarted p.c. Check program listing, not there, did a search it showed the downloaded .exe file . 2nd search no results (OS 8.1 is unbelievably stupid with search at least on my p.c). I go programs via C drive, Magic not listed, I go to installed programs, there it is. I configure to show path. Says it's in C: Windows/programs but guess what? Nowhere to be found. I feel like I am in the twilight zone here. Any ideas?
Are you still in limbo? I haven't been on this forum for a long time, so just saw your post.
Not sure what your exact problem is, but do you really have a directory "C: Windows/programs"? The standard Win8 install creates "C:\Program Files\" (for 64-bit apps) and "C:\Program Files (x86)\" (for 32-bit apps.) BTW, do you have 32-bit or 64-bit Win8.1? If 32-bit, I don't think you'll have the former directory.
One workaround solution would be to download and use "Everything Search Engine" to find your .exe file. ("Everything" -- or "Search Everything" as it is called on my computer -- is a super-fast, low-RAM-footprint app that I highly recommend, but YMMV and you might want to uninstall it after using it for this exercise.) Once you find your .exe file in Everything, <right-click> the file name and choose "Send to > Desktop (create shortcut)" and forevermore you'll have a Desktop shortcut to your app.