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Transferring browsers to another drive


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I want to transfer my browsers from my "C" drive to my "F" drive to make more disk space on my "C" drive. I tried to do this by coping and pasting the short cuts on my desktop, but that did not work. I want to transfer the complete browser programs, so I can access them from my "F" drive. I want to still be able to access my short cuts from my desktop. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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If you have installed other browsers, like Firefox, you should be able to uninstall and then reinstall them and select where you want the program to go. I don't think that there is anyway to move IE, at least not easy. You would have to copy all the files and then create a link to the new location.

You can edit the shortcuts to point to the new location (properties).
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Thanks a lot, Kemasa! I'll try your advice.

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You won't be able to move IE because it is so wrapped in the Operating system, but I hardly use it anyways.
Any other browser, as stated, can be installed on F. same as a lot of other programs. Just point to F as the installing drive letter.
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Thanks for the advice. I have several browsers on my computer, including IE. Some of them are IE based too. I've transferred Enigma browser without any trouble. I think that browser is one that is IE based, but I'm not sure. I'm going to try and transfer more of my browsers to rhe "F" drive. My "F" drive is a USB Flash Drive, so would that make any difference in what browsers that I can transfer to it? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Well, I would not transfer programs to a removable drive. You would not be able to access the program when the drive is not there.
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If you are that low on hard disk space, then I would suggest you try and go down a different path.

What are your computer specs?
laptop or desktop?
Hard drive? Size and free space?
Operating system? XP?

Putting data to an external is fine, BUT it is not recommended to install programs to them.
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Thanks for your advise, Kemasa.

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I have a Dell Dimension 2400 Desktop Computer.
256 Physical Memory
Hard Drive is "C"
Total Size: 37.2 GB
Free Space: 7.40 GB
Operating System: Windows XP, SP 3

Why is it not recommended to install programs on an external drive?
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