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Windows 7: How to move installed programs to another drive?

14 Nov 2012   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x86/x64 dual boot

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I have been using an App which does exactly this - its called "Application Mover" and you can d/l it from here free :- Application Mover - Funduc Software.

It changes all Registry references as well as all files - works perfectly for me.
What "free"? they do have a "purchase information and pricing." page. not even telling which versions are free for which purpose.

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30 Nov 2012   #12

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

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I recently formatted an sas raid array and it's now empty, I'd like to move some installed programs on a different ide drive to the raid array hoping to speed things up just a little. How can programs and folders/files be moved to a different location and have all the registry information changed so it's all correct within Windows?
As others mentioned, you can't really move apps to another drive without uninstall/reinstall steps, but you can change the default installation path so that all future apps will end up in the desired location. Please see the following tutorial on this site - it's a simple registry mod.
I am interested in learning this procedure but cannot access it. Has it been removed or don't I have the necessary authority?
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30 Nov 2012   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

In general this isnīt possilble because of the registry entries.
But for "simple" programs you can edit the location path in the registry.
On the other hand there are programs which donīt require registry entries, do it works for them.
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10 Mar 2013   #14

Ms Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I registered just for this following reply:

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02 Aug 2013   #15

win 7 x64

  1. I wish the morons who say that you absolutely can't do something would stop and take a little time and research the task.
steam mover and app mover both work and do exactly what some say you can't
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