Change Default Folder Where Windows Installs Softwares

registry Whenever you install a software in Windows, It gets installed in the Windows Program Files located in the default Windows Installation Drive, for Ex. C:/Program Files. You can change this to a folder of your choice with a simple Registry Hack, this works in both XP and Vista install programs into that.

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Run…
  3. Type Regedit.
  4. Look for this key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion
  5. In the rightside window look for ProgramFilesDir. Double click on it and change C:\Program Files to another folder or directory.


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    • Avinash Post authorReply

      @Shankar : this hack can be implemented in running OS, all new installations will be stored in the new location.

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