How To Change Program Files Location In Windows 10

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  1.    18 Oct 2017 #31

    As dalchina mentioned, Microsoft does not support or recommend using the registry setting to move the Program files folder. It is provided for exceptional situations and is not suitable for general use. Many such options are provided. There are known issues with moving the program files folder.

    I would consider moving the program files folder (using any method) as very risky. You may get into a situation where the only solution is to reinstall the OS. It is best to accommodate the folder in it's normal location.
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  2.    09 Dec 2017 #32

    SRIGGA said: View Post
    I'm back. i got it fixed now after my last message i was browsing the web for little while about this issue and I found A Great You tube video About this issue. this guy did it different then what i normally did with windows 7, windows 8, windows 8.1. all i had to do was...

    1. create A Folder name Program Files (x86) on my Hard drive : D
    2. and then instead of going to ''HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion''
    3. i had to go here >> 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion''
    4. then change the ''ProgramFilesDir (x86)'' And ''ProgramFilesDir'' From :C to : D

    this Really worked for me. i am so.. happy now, everything on my PC works smoothly now whenever i install a software or anything everything automatically goes to ''D:\Program Files (x86)''

    I really do appreciate all your guys help. thank you so much for all the information you guys gave me. i even tried what
    [topgundcp] said and the salutation he gave me it works too but...
    when i did that my folders looks like a shortcuts i didn't really liked that look LOL so... i really wanna to find out way the old fashion way it didn't worked on windows 10 finally after hours and hours of searching. i found the salutation. still.. i really do appreciate all the help you guys gave me, my problem is now solved
    I'm just wondering if you have ran into any issues since you fixed your problem. I'm running into the exact issue. Yeah, I could manually type in D:/ in the file location when a program starts downloading, but I'm like you in that I want it to do that automatically.
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