How To Change The Default Installation Folder In Windows

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As we all know that the default directory for installing applications is the C:Program Files folder in Windows OS. What if I am running out of disk space and I want to change the default Installation directory?  I am writing a simple tutorial which will help you to change the default program installation path to point to a folder on the drive or partition that has the free space.

Follow the Simple Steps :

  1. Go to Start > Run
  2. Type Regedit and then click Ok
  3. Scroll to the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE> SOFTWARE> Microsoft> Windows> CurrentVersion
  4. On the right window, double click on the key ProgramFilesDir.
  5. In the Edit String dialog box . change the path in the Value data: field to the new default install location, and click OK .
  6. Close Registry Editor.

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Make sure the new path which you have entered as a new default installation folder is exists and valid.

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Vishal Gaikar

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