Change Default Program Files Installation Directory Location




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Change Default Program Files Installation Directory Location

If you have a SSD or small Hard Drive with very little space and you want to install your programs to another Hard Drive, then watch my video on how to do this., its simple and easy to do and will install all your programs to another hard drive of your choice.

I will be in Changing the Default Program Files Installation Directory Location in Windows 10. But this works in any Microsoft operating system.
We will be editing the registry and ProgramFilesDir, so its a good idea to make a backup of your data and registry before you…

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31 thoughts on “Change Default Program Files Installation Directory Location

    CosmicDex

    (November 13, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

    No need to do this don't mess with something you don't know, editing this may or may not lead to having corrupted files so keep that in mind while doing this. In other hand you can always just use your second drive d drive as a storage drive by just changing the pathway of where you install that application

    CosmicDex

    (November 13, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

    This does mess up the windows update for me windows update wouldn't update and always undo the changes I fixed that easily with support

    Adam Villarreal

    (November 13, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

    thanks it realy worked

    ryan basas

    (November 13, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

    Your so awesome and very helpful man thank you for destroying my pc…I really really appreciated it…Thank you

    Meshal Alenezi

    (November 13, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

    i have changed the downloads location from C: to D: and its copied the hole D: drive into it self , i actually dont know how to explain it ,,, any one knows how to re-do it to C: ,, this video latterly fucked things up

    Michael V

    (November 13, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

    Britec or anyone pls 🙂 had a laptop hard drive put in desktop to copy some files,, but when I return to my laptop asking windows startup repair, repeatedly. Then this one apears Windows directory D. How to change to C? Tnx

    DragonMaster937

    (November 13, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

    bro this fucked up all my files thanks a lot

    Ustaj Gavrilo vrijeme je

    (November 13, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

    Fuck you idiot

    Stuart Conlon

    (November 13, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

    Oh dear!! A lot of unhappy people…

    PC GAMER

    (November 13, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

    i want to install gta 5 but i cant

    Epirus

    (November 13, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

    The comments scared me..

    PC-Helper

    (November 13, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

    hi programs does install on the other hdd i have now but i can't search them up to find them? :/ why?

    The one and only 123

    (November 13, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

    Do not try this messes everything up I have just reinstalled windows to see if it fixes it

    Simkata HD

    (November 13, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

    thanks

    piyush bhatia

    (November 13, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

    Fucked it up…dont watch this video

    Atif Ahsan

    (November 13, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

    You rock as it worked perfectly and I was able to change the registry back as well.
    Thank you.

    Julien Vignola

    (November 13, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

    Thanks for breaking my PC man xD (xD = fuck you)

    Xited

    (November 13, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

    Thank you very much for destroying my pc and losing 2 Terabytes of data 🙂

    skippy flatrock

    (November 13, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

    I did word for word what you said, and decided to test it out with reinstalling skype and skype still installed on my c drive not my F drive.

    please let me know if any of the following facts caused my error:
    1. I did not reboot my pc
    2. I made the file path to long (f:programs for dell e1234Program Files)
    3. skype may only be able to install on the c drive.

    tom smith

    (November 13, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

    What about windows updates

    Kurdan Sourpuss

    (November 13, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

    This is safe to do for game installations tho, right? >.>
    Just not sure why you would use "WIndows" as an example XDD
    Maybe Minecraft would've been better to change..

    Hassane Mohamed

    (November 13, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

    i did it but when i download programs are not working

    idan124

    (November 13, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

    u better copy first all of files from c program files and programfiles x86 and paste them on d new folders u just created so windows be able to work with the existing files till the new creation ones its extremely important

    Howto Click

    (November 13, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

    could you STOP KILING MY PC I spent all my bday money on it >:(

    Martial.Lore

    (November 13, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

    Fuck you, Britec09! Seriously…fuck you! You have no idea what you're talking about. I lost the directory paths to MS Office, Dropbox, Steam, Google Chrome, etc., etc, fucking etc. Your video is obviously missing some important fucking steps. No one should mess with their registry according to this video. Luckily I was able to change mine back and got everything working again with a full system restart.

    HaaeDwarf

    (November 13, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

    does this rlly f'up yr pc

    mozzmann

    (November 13, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

    The number of people that piss and moan after doing this , need to STOP whinging and simply REVERSE the steps.

    You are NOT altering ANYTHING within windows you are moving the default program directory and NOTHING else, if windows won't boot you quite obviously screwed with a actual Windows directory or other folder location ,

    Moving the default directory can be done simply and easily and ALL you are doing is telling Windows where the Default Instal directory now is and con leave your already installed software where it is .

    Jessie James

    (November 13, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

    What about moving User's folder. What all do you have to change.

    LACTIC MUSIC

    (November 13, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

    Thank god I read comments first

    Allan Saleh

    (November 13, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

    I don't know what y'all smoking cause it worked for me.

    Jao Ordeneza

    (November 13, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

    This tutorial work for me, to be safety create another partition to do this to avoid crash your files! thank you so much I am pro software user…

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