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How to transfer Adobe application from C:\ to D:\?

Jun 16, 2013 1:42 AM

When I download the free Adobe Reader, it automatically stores in the C:\. If possible, I would like to transfer Adobe Download Manager, Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Reader from C:\ to D:\. My D:\ has a lot of spaces while my C:\ has limited storage. What are steps of doing so?

Thank  you.

 
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    Jun 16, 2013 2:01 AM   in reply to Wen Le

    Not sure what you mean. you can choose a custom install location during the install and the download location has something to do with your browser....

     

    Mylenium

     
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    Jun 16, 2013 2:46 AM   in reply to Wen Le

    In order to "move" from C:\ to D:\ you will have to first uninstall and then reinstall in the D:\ drive.

    No application should be dragged from one drive to another as there is information stored in a Registry of where several files are located (their paths or routes) in the computer drives/disks.

     
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    Jun 16, 2013 3:34 AM   in reply to Wen Le

    In order to select an alternate install location for Adobe Reader you need to use the full installer; download it from http://get.adobe.com/reader/enterprise/

     

    Flash Player installs into the Windows folder; you cannot change that.

     
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    Jun 17, 2013 7:25 PM   in reply to Wen Le

    I don't remember if the Adobe Download Assistant has an option to select the install / download locations; you will have to try this by yourself.

     

    Flash Player will install in your Windows folder; if it's on the C: drive, then there it will go.  But it's just a browser add-on; not really big software.

     
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    Jun 18, 2013 1:31 AM   in reply to Wen Le

    You cannot choose where to install Flash Player, because browser plug-ins must go to fixed folders.

     
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    Jun 18, 2013 1:34 AM   in reply to Test Screen Name

    Also... when you install any software, information is added to the WIndows Installer database, which is on C. Often this is a LOT of information. Really, you need to get a bigger C, you can only make very small savings by choosing software install locations.

     
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