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Windows 7: Relocating programs to different drive.

02 Jul 2017   #1
paulkruger

Wind7 64 x 3 | Win Vista 32 | Ubunto
 
 
Relocating programs to different drive.

I found other threads on this subject but they were VERY old and suggested a new post. Seems logical since some stuff may have changed.

I normally just choose my preferred location when installing so from that standpoint, moving is a moot issue with me for most programs.

But some installs don't give you the option of selecting where to install and those are the one's I would like to move.

Experimentation has shown that some programs you can simply drag the program folder over and they don't seem to care where they are. Nice !

Reason: SSD drive on which I want to reserve space for 3D assets so they load faster. I don't much care if most programs load fast. Whats 2 seconds of my time?

Also if I can reserve more swap space on the SSD that along with my recent addition of 16GB additional RAM should make this machine fly when doing 3d graphics. (Those programs will remain on SSD )

To conserve space I would like to relocate some programs off of the smaller SSD drive to my terabyte dump truck where space is not an issue.

I found reference to a program called SymMover but upon trying that it does not permit me to choose where to move them too. It establishes it's own directory on a different drive partition than I set aside for programs.

No big rush. Any suggestions welcome and appreciated !

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