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A long time ago one of my mates whol I have lost contact with, changed a registry entry so that whenever I installed a program it would go to D:\\AddonApps instead of defaulting to C:\\

I have since done many re-installs of windows and have since forgotten what the regedit entry was... anyone out there know the one I'm talking about?

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Go to registry:

Navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\ CurrentVersion

On the right side, find the string called ProgramFilesDir and modify it to the desired path.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Xaine99
Go to registry:

Navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\ CurrentVersion

On the right side, find the string called ProgramFilesDir and modify it to the desired path.
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Cheers lads, much appreciated... I just got myself a SATA HDD last night, so now onto another full re-install. It's about time I gave the old girl a oil change and re-sort.
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