SOME installers indeed install on the c:-drive without giving the user the opportunity to browse to another location. MOST installer, however, let the user choose. But SOME users (like you maybe) don't see the browse...-button and click on Next without choosing another location.
SOME program can simply be moved. MOST programs can't and need an uninstall/reinstall instead. You only know until you try. Moving certainly implies changing the shortcuts in Start>Program files and on your desktop.
Moving My Documents, however, is fully supported. From My Computer or Windows Explorer, right click>Properties and find the move. http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/win_xp_mydocs.htm tells the details.
I hope someone can help. My netbook has a partitioned hard drive. C:(os) and D: So unbeknown to me all of the software I installed reside in C:, all programs are in C: along with My Documents. What this has done is to fill that small partition. Can I just drag them all into D: or what would be the best way to fix it.
160 gig drive