Windows 10: A Program wont install to E drive

  1.    23 Jan 2017 #1

    A Program wont install to E drive


    I have my Windows 10 on a 120 Gb HD and then a 2Tb HDD for data where I install my programs. When installing a program I therefore make sure change the C an E. One program I am trying to install still goes on C despite me selecting and it showing it had accepted E. How an I force it o go t E? I ju don't have the space on the C dive.
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    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
       23 Jan 2017 #2

    I found this only once, when installing Adobe InDesign CS6. Photoshop CS6 installed on my internal rotating HD but Indesign refused. I assumed that was because InDesign, being a complex program, needed to go on to the C drive, which is where I had to install it.
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  3.    24 Jan 2017 #3

    I have recently re-installed windows and I have done so several times and always had this program on the E drive.
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  4. Posts : 4,505
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       24 Jan 2017 #4

    What is "this program"? Usually helps to know as other of us Volunteers may have come across the same problem. I've not yet had issues installing third-party programs on the second partition [D:\Data]. Several versions ago Microsoft Office insisted upon being on the same partition as Windows so I haven't tempted fate with changing that.
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    10 Professional x64
       24 Jan 2017 #5

    to save you changing the options everytime and wont matter what application it is, why not after the OS is installed, go into the registry, create a backup and change the default locations for the ProgramFilesDir and its (x86) counterpart. never have this problem again as when prompting it will offer you that as its picked up in the registry.

    you can search for those reg keys in regedit.

    normal disclaimers as usual, do it at your own risk as if it breaks your PC the world may stop spinning
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  6.    24 Jan 2017 #6

    I have tried that but internet explorer doesn't work then windows looks for it in E:. where I don't believ I can install it? I presume any other Microsoft program would look in E: too?
    The program I am trying to install is Memory-Map.
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  7. Posts : 4,505
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       24 Jan 2017 #7

    The issue with IE probably is because, like many things that come with Windows, it is closely tied in with File Explorer [and the older Windows Explorer].

    Memory-Map could be in the same situation, maybe similar to printers needing to be installed on the Windows partition/drive.
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  •    24 Jan 2017 #8

    No because I have installed it to drive E (the same installation file stored on my HD) several times.
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