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Drives C & D

I have two drives C & D My C drive is filling up. I know how to drag & drop programs from C to D but it doesn't seem to make a difference on C drive. If I delete the program from C drive (still shows up) will it afffect it D drive? For instance, my Quick Books was originally set up on C drive but I dragged it to D drive. Can I now delete these files on C drive? Windows XP Home Version 2002 Sevice Pack 2 Sony CPU 2.60 504 RAM Pentium 4

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In reply to: Drives C & D

It's a small wonder the program is still working after what you did. You don't have a Mac, nor are you running Linux/*nix, so you can't just go moving programs around like that. Many, if not most, will break in the process.

What you want to do, is uninstall the program you wish to move, then reinstall it on the other drive. All your personal setting should still be there, since they're stored apart from the program. This is the only sure method there is that every program will work when you're done.

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Can't normally drag from one drive to another

In reply to: Drives C & D

You can't normally drag files from one drive to another and expect the files to be removed from the first drive. By default, to drag from one location to another, where the 2nd location is another drive, the result will just copy files. If the 2nd location is the same drive then the default result will be the files will move.

You can override those default actions. Ask and someone will tell you how.

As for thinking you can just move programs from one drive to another and expect the program to still work properly - that probably will not work. It may, if the program is designed to be able to do that, but most involved programs have a set of entries in the registry, and relocating files (either from drive to drive, or even to just another directory structure on the same drive) will not update those registry entries. Most times you will need to re-install the program to make the corrected registry entries.

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