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So i have a SSD for my OS and gaming and a 1tb storage HDD.

How do I set the HDD as my default storage so when installing programs or saving files they automatically want to go to the HDD?
     
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So i have a SSD for my OS and gaming and a 1tb storage HDD.

How do I set the HDD as my default storage so when installing programs or saving files they automatically want to go to the HDD?

This is what I do, maybe there's a better way that I am not aware of.

C:\user\user name\ user folders (contacts, desktop, download, my documents, et al) > right click on each folder > properties > location > type in the HDD drive you want > move/apply.
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You can change the default locations of your Program Files and Common Files directories by editing the registry:

- Click Start -> Run -> type:
regedit
- Click OK
- Locate and highlight the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
- In the right hand window of regedit, you should see some values, among them will be:
CommonFilesDir
ProgramFilesDir
- Double click one after the other and type in the new path, i.e:
P:\Program Files\Common Files
P:\Program Files
- Close regedit
- Reboot and all your installations will be pointed to the new locations
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