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I have placed my media manager in a different partition than the os.
C = OS.
E = media manager.
How do i get the media manager to work after a reinstall of the os or if I revert to an image of the os?
I have XP Pro w/SP3 and a new WD 1TB hard drive.
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I have placed my media manager in a different partition than the os.

Did you install it on this different partition, of did you just move the Program files?
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I installed it on a different partition without specifically moving 'Program Files' and now find that the media program is in a folder(?) called 'Program Files'.
The system Program Files is still in place on C.
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I installed it on a different partition without specifically moving 'Program Files' and now find that the media program is in a folder(?) called 'Program Files'.
The system Program Files is still in place on C.
J

It's normal that programs will default to C drive. However, when you change the path letter from C to another partition letter, the "Programs Files" part of the path will not change unless you change it yourself. So, during the install, the program will create a Program Files folder on the partition you specified.

1) Most programs require that system files and registry entries be installed on C drive, even if you choose to install on another partition.
2) The only exceptions are Stand-alone programs and those that are "smart enough" to recreate system/registry entries on first run.
3) So basically, even if you install programs on a separate partition, the program itself will still create system files/registry entries on C drive.
4) Therefore, if you reinstall Windows, you will lose the system/registry files of any program you installed, including those on another partition... which means, you have to reinstall those programs unless the program meets #2 above.
5) If you restore from an image, and that image has the required system/registry entries of the programs on your separate partition, then those programs should still operate.

Edited by makai, 22 December 2008 - 07:20 PM.

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Thank you for your help.
If I understand this correctly, I'm ok if I restore an image that has been made after installing the media program.
If I restore an image made before the installation of the media program then I would need to re-install the media program and hope I don't lose all the files.
Sometimes I feel like going back to paper and pencils.
Everybody please have a great holiday.
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Sometimes I feel like going back to paper and pencils.

You had to learn how to use these too! :)
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Sometimes I feel like going back to paper and pencils.

You had to learn how to use these too! :)


I'm still learning.
And I've got to learn how to move the songs from Media Monkey in partition C to My Songs in another partition.
Other than that everything is just ducky.
Happy holidays.
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