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Windows 7: How to change save location


03 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 OEM Home Pre. x64
 
 
How to change save location

I am new here and I know this has been discussed before because I just read it today but I can't manage to find it again.

I am wanting to change the default save location from my SSD to my HDD. My SSD contains my OS and I want to keep it fairly empty. I know I need to get into regedit and make a few changes but I'm not 100% sure.

Last time I did this I had to restore because I couldn't access regedit or download anything so I know I made a mistake somewhere anyone with some better knowledge that can I help ill be very happy but in the mean time ill look for that write up thanks in advance.


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03 Jan 2011   #2
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

What exactly are you trying to save?
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03 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 OEM Home Pre. x64
 
 

For the most part this is a gaming rig so I will be saving games/programs I know I can change the file location but for some programs I cannot.

I found the link I was talking about but that did nothing for me except make it impossible to download anything.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ls.html?filter
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03 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crazyeyeschase View Post
For the most part this is a gaming rig so I will be saving games/programs I know I can change the file location but for some programs I cannot.

I found the link I was talking about but that did nothing for me except make it impossible to download anything.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ls.html?filter
With that method you do not have to go into registry at all. It is just a couple of clicks and it moves. You should not have a problem at all.
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03 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 OEM Home Pre. x64
 
 

Yes but what about the few games, programs, and such that don't allow you to change the directory?
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03 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crazyeyeschase View Post
Yes but what about the few games, programs, and such that don't allow you to change the directory?
Those have to be reinstalled. Programs don't take long to install.
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04 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 OEM Home Pre. x64
 
 

This is a new rig a "blank canvas" for say so currently I don't have many programs. I am in the process of installing some but there are a few I have came across that won't allow you to change the file location.

The problem with that is even if I install them on the C drive and copy paste them to my other drive, then delete the files on the C drive I will have broken links and such which is more a hassle then anything that is why I ask if there is a way I can change the save location by default.


It's now a matter of just reinstalling them if I can't change the location in the first place does that make since?
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04 Jan 2011   #8
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

What programs won't let you change the save location?
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