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Program Files and default installation paths

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  • Windows 7
Last response: in Windows 7
May 24, 2010 11:22:17 AM

Hello, I have a solid state drive which I installed Windows 7 on, however it's only 80 GB and thus I am currently using my 1 TB hard drive to install my games on.

My question is: Can I make it such that the default installation paths go directly to my E: drive (the 1 TB HDD drive)? Furthermore can I force windows to create a program files directory on the E: drive such that Windows itself will keep my folders organized?

Thank you for your time.

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May 24, 2010 3:56:11 PM

Only way to do that is when installing a program, you tell it to install there. Otherwise, if a program requires the system drive to install certain files (such as the shared components), I don't believe there is much you can do about that as the Common Files is always stored on the system drive.
May 24, 2010 4:44:53 PM

I see, thank you very much for your clear answer.

I guess I'll just manually create files to keep my folder organized until Microsoft decides to implement such support.
May 24, 2010 4:45:23 PM

Best answer selected by greatness1001.