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jst42day

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I use XP Pro w/SP3, 4G's of RAM and 640G's hard drive.
Here is what I hope is a good example of what I want to do.
I installed Open Office on drive C. I tried to put it on H but it went to C anyway.
I can live with that.
But I would like to keep the data/files on drive H.
I am not good with these things and really don't have a clue.
Hope you can help.
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When you save your files, direct them to drive H.
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But I would like to keep the data/files on drive H.

1. Do you mean documents that you type?
When you type a document and save them, go to File --> Save As. There will be a box where you can choose the location of your document. If it's a New Document, the save command will also do this. But if it is not a new one, you'll have to do Save As.

2. Or do you mean the location where you programs are installed?
When installing a program, go for a Custom or Advanced installation setting where you can choose the program's directory location. Doing a Quick or Complete installation usually installs the program to C:\Program Files in most cases.

edit: bbcode error

Edited by Sera, 08 September 2008 - 11:40 PM.

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Thanks to both of you. You both addressed actions that I need to take.
I had downloaded Open Office and designated that it be installed on frive E. However it went to C anyway.
So if I can't move the program I at least can get the files away from System.
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I am not sure about Open Office but in Microsoft Office you can save your files automatically in any folder, in any drive. You do this by opening Word, for example, click Tools > Options > File location > change. Browse for the location where you want to save your files and confirm. I am convinced that Open Office has a similar option because most applications have it. You just have to look and to find it.
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You can also easily uninstall Office from C, and reinstall on H.
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Thanks for your help but it appears that I have a problem either with my partitions or my imaging program.
I removed Open Office form the pc and installed it very specifically steering it to drive H. Not C.
And it wound up on C. It also showed up on H but was not usable so I have removed OO from my pc while the people who make my imaging software look into it.
Thanks.
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It sounds like a plan.
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