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Making a drive, other than the C drive, the default drive


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hc6700

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I have 2 250GB HDDs in a Raid 0 array, with 2 partitions (C & D). The C drive is just 15GB for XP. My D drive is 465GB. When I download or install anything, I want my system to install it on my D drive by default, rather than having to go through the usual process of custom installations. I was told you can do this using TweakUI. I downloaded Tweak but was unable to figure out how to use this powertoy to accomplish my goal.
If anyone knows how to use TweakUI to make my D drive the default drive, please let me know. If you know any other way of accomplishing this task, other than using Tweak, please let me know that as well.
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HC

Edited by hc6700, 01 April 2008 - 03:39 PM.

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Neil Jones

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Most programs by design will install to the Windows drive. In your case this is Drive C. It is not possible to change the drive letter of your Windows drive. This behaviour of installation routines still prevails for legacy reasons.
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I don't want to change the drive letter of the C drive. I just want to set things up so that applications will automatically download to the D drive, instead of the C drive. Is that possible using TweakUI or any other method.
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Like I say, most applications will offer default installation paths on the Windows Drive, which in your case is Drive C. If your system was set up with Windows on Drive D (for example), the same installation routines would offer D:\Program Files\Company\Program.

This is not realistically the sort of thing that TweakUI can help with as it's a deep internal Windows issue.
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Most download managers allow you to define the default location for downloads. You could check into some of them. A Google search for download manager gets lots of hits.

Won't solve all your concerns but should help quite a bit.
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using first time almost every download manager (i am using IDM) ask for the default location to be set for each time of file.
so first time you give the path you want and thenm your files would be automatically downloaded to that path
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