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Rivers and Trees

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Can I move an important program(s) that was accidentally installed on the desktop (including all the dll files, etc., which are all, also, plastered ont he desktop) to C:\Program Files or wherever it would have normally been installed and still maintain the programs integrity and all the files that were created on the program by the user?
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No.

Uninstall the program in question and reinstall it to the intended destination.
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Oh...ok....thank you.

Is there a way, while reinstalling the pgrm, to transfer the files over to the new installation?

That's the real issue. The files that have been created with the program need to be saved.

Any hope?

Thank you...
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Hi Rivers and Trees

What kind of files?

Any system / program file you can not.

But if its, say saved games, images created and saved in separate folder etc.
you can.

But it would be a lot easier if you told what program we are talking about.
That way, someone with knowledge about the program in question had a
chance to chime in :)


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Oh...lol...sorry..yes...

Well, this is on my sister's computer which I am trying to use while here during the day.

She has an...Well she called it some sort of Adobe Education Cd, but the CD reads: Adobe GoLive. She has created files (of what type I'm not sure) in there that she needs for her kids school pta stuff, of which she is responsible for and cannot have them deleted or lost. The files are whatever kind that program creates for the user. I am unfamiliar with the program. I wouldn't even know where to look for the files...where the program saved them to.

Is that enough information?

:)
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Hi Rivers and Trees

I don't know the program either.
But from what I can see, its for web-designing
or something like that.

Folders to copy contents from, are usually any personal
folders within the program. Modules, Images, etc.
But if there is several different save locations, it can
be hard to find them all. Ask your sister (I assume you
have her permission to do this) where she normally saves
her files. That / those folders will be the ones to copy and
save in another location. After a re-install, its just a matter
of copying them back. So I guess there is a bit of detective
work ahead for folders :)

Or you can wait for someone else to chime in. There may be
an easier solution.
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Additionally to Abydos's good advice I'd like to say something as well.

You can also Copy the folder's contents completely and name it "backup".
that way, if you remove the program you're sure that you still have all the files.
the "backup" folder can NOT be used for the program to work with, it's purely meant to backup your created work.

Regards,
Olrik
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Thank you...both.

I'll have to think on it awhile.

Yes, it is some sort of web design program from what she says.

Also, she says that whenever she edits one of her creations, she drags it to the desktop and that's how it saves it (or something like that).

Her computer is REALLY slow and I'm sure all those programs on the desktop are not helping matters any. Plus, it makes it really difficult to find anything on the desktop because it is so cluttered with dll files and whatnot.

Thanks again for your help....I'm going to spend some time investigating today.

:)
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