Problem with software install

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Software' started by hamidnik, Jun 22, 2015.

  1. hamidnik

    hamidnik New Member

    Jun 9, 2015
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    Hey ,
    I had a problem installing some softwares such a google chrome on a drive but not the primary one winfows used as preferred (c:)
    My os is 8.1,i need to have the on another partition...

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  2. Josephur

    Josephur Windows Forum Admin
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    Aug 3, 2010
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    I have tried to do the Chrome on a different partition and just found it was easiest to install it, and then use mklink to make it a symbolic link on another partition. The only reason I installed it on another partition was because I was testing it from a RAM drive to see it's performance. (wasn't worth it vs my SSD)

    You can also redirect user profile folders by adding a flag to the Chrome shortcut you use...
    For isntance: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --user-data-dir="x:\Chrome"

    But I found this cumbersome as it does not use that user data folder if you click a hyperlink (theoretically you could hop in the registry and change all of Chrome's launch point's to use the parameter.. but my god).
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