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Lokking for a Computer Program

by silvanone / January 4, 2007 11:34 AM PST

Hey there, I was just wondering if there was a utility program that would move programs from the C drive to a different drive on a computer. I would like to move my program files to a different drive an leave the operating system on its own drive. Some of my programs will install wherever I want and others will only install to the C drive. TIA

Lisa

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Re: relocating programs
by Kees Bakker / January 4, 2007 5:48 PM PST

Lisa,

It seems that System Mechanic (version 5 and 6) have a component called Program Relocator. Read about it in http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/software/utilities/0,1000001119,39251485,00.htm or google for program relocator.
But it's a tricky thing to do, and it can't be guaranteed to work for any program.

What's the advantage of having programs on another logical drive than the OS?


Kees

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Apart from what Kees says,
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 4, 2007 7:45 PM PST

I haven't found many programs that don't offer me a location to where I want to install it.

Those that do not I am wary of. It seems to me that such programs want to dictate to me, and I prefer not to allow that.

Microsoft Windows components are the exception of course, they dictate to everyone. Happy

Mark

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Be careful. Some like Microsoft Office
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 4, 2007 11:22 PM PST

Don't move this way. And even Office when you ask to install on another drive drops some hundred megabytes (or more) on the system (c?) drive. Widely discussed but little downside here.

Bob

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