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Changing SSD as default for downloads

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March 16, 2012 9:08:41 AM


I have a new system with 120GB SSD and 1TB Hard Drive. Operating system has been loaded on the SSD along with Steam and a couple of games. 1HB Hard drive is empty. How do I set up the hard drive as the default for all future downloads. I am running windows 7 64 bit.
I am not very computer literate however have carefully followed instructions found on this site:-
Regedit HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion changing the drive path for Program FilesDir from C:\Program Files and C\:p rogram Files (x64) to begin with H\:.
After restart anything I try to load is still trying to install on the C drive.
Any idea what I am doing wrong?
Any advice appreciated.

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March 16, 2012 9:31:38 AM

any file that u would download using any browser will first ask for a Path , in wich it will save the file ...
but u can also try installing a "Download Manager" , i use IDM , but u can use Flashget and it's is free ,
any time u'll want to download something it'll ask for a path to save the file , u can set a default path also in their "Preference" section , but do not forget to change their "TEMP" path too ( also in preferences )

March 16, 2012 9:38:10 AM

Thanks for the advice. Will give that a go
March 24, 2012 12:50:48 AM

Best answer selected by Dan Fleming.