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  1. Member Xylob the Destroyer's Avatar
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    I know Windoze has come a long way since the 90's (in some regards anyway) and most "modern" applications are keeping up...

    Are there any inherent dangers or pitfalls to installing programs to a different secondary hard drive instead of the default C:\Program Files folder?

    I've been racking my mind trying to think of any problems this could cause, but not coming up with anything.

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    Originally Posted by Xylob the Destroyer
    I know Windoze has come a long way since the 90's (in some regards anyway) and most "modern" applications are keeping up...

    Are there any inherent dangers or pitfalls to installing programs to a different secondary hard drive instead of the default C:\Program Files folder?

    I've been racking my mind trying to think of any problems this could cause, but not coming up with anything.

    TIA!
    I install most of my apps in top level folders on a separate drive.

    However a few stubborn apps insist on creating folders in "Program Files".

    For one thing I use batch commands quite a lot so I like shorter paths, and I hate spaces and punctuation in folder names. They can cause mysterious glitches. For the same reason I always use "Custom" install and drastically shorten the default folder and file names. Eg, instead of:

    c:\Program Files\Bartholmew's Super Software Company\Bartholomew suite\Version 6.3.2 alpha\My wonderful app!!!"

    I make something like P:\Bart\
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    Thanks guys.
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  5. I occasionally run into a program that doesn't like running on mapped network shares. (I have a share mapped as drive G: on all my computers.)
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    yeah, I'd tried installing stuff to mapped network drives in the past - it just didn't work out.
    What I'm currently considering is installing to a second hard drive that is physically in the same PC.
    I've done it with some emulators, but those aren't (all) really installed and more like stand-alone programs (with the exception of my PS2 emu).
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