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Is it advised to make a x86 program files folder on other drives?

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I was wondering if in this situation what to do? I have a SSD with Windows 7 64-bit installed and I plan on having all of my games and some applications on a secondary hard disk drive. For 32-bit and 64-bit compatibility, is it necessary to make two folders, a regular "Program Files" and a Program Files (x86) folder on the second drive? Is there anything special about the (x86) folder that would need to be configured?
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I think the folders are only used when 32/64-bit programs search for an install location. It couldn't hurt to just have the two as you normally would.
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no, it doesn't matter.
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32bit software install to program files (x86) folder. 64bit goes to program files. Most software installs to a default path on C drive unless you tell it to go elsewhere.
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