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Windows 7: Install an application to C: partition, despite lack of space?

19 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Install an application to C: partition, despite lack of space?

Hi everybody!
I have C and D partitions. New app requires to be installed only to C, but i have no enough space for the installation and resizing the partitions is not an option.
How can i cheat the OS, and install the app on D drive, but Windows will think that it is installed on C?
Thank u very much for your time

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19 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

If you have the ability to reformat, resize and reinstall, then image the c: partition and store it in d:. Then restore the image onto the newly resized c: partition.
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19 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
thanks for your time

Yeah it is possible but, is there any "more harmless" way to do it? Like mirroring the folder or smthng?

Regards
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23 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can use symlinks to achieve that. If you create a junction point in program files in C pointing to D, and then direct the installer to that folder, it will think it's installing in C when actually the files will go to D.
Here is a post on SF that explains on this: Redirecting Folders Created by Programs During Installation--How To
While it speaks about my documents, it's perfectly valid for program files as well.
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23 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

@Alejandro85, thank u very much, exactly what i needed!
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