It can depend on which programs are involved.
For permanently licensed software you should be able to select the install destination as part of the installation steps.
For Creative Cloud: Change Install Location for Applications
With the CC application opened, choose the little gear icon in the upper right corner and then choose Preferences. In the Preferences screen select Creative Cloud and then look for the Install Location drop down
OK, will it work properly? That's my main issue. I've never experienced something like this. I'm used to a C drive being at least 500GB so now that I have so little to work with, I'm confused as to what can and can't go into the SSD. Right now I'll need to install CS5.5 Master Suite which I have the installation discs for and then I'll be installing Premiere CS6 and CC from my creative cloud account.
What is my best option for installing? Should I install all of these on my SSD or my 2nd drive and if I install on the 2nd drive, would they still work properly? I'm also very worried about other programs even basic ones like Word and Video Recoding software and whether those need to go on the SSD or if they can on the 2nd drive or if they won't work on the 2nd drive.
Any thoughts on that is very appreciated.
once you move program files outside the c drive you can expect some problems. i've done it before and it was a mess. with some programs some users have done ok.
you should put all your non-program/non-os files on your d drive.
here are the guidelines, though: Generic Guideline for Disk Setup
p.s. some older adobe programs wouldn't recognize hd's greater than 1tb as having enough disk space for installation. if that happens you'll need to partition that drive.
OK. Thanks so much. That makes a lot more sense. I think, and please correct me if I'm wrong, I'll go ahead and install my old master suite into the SSD and then I'll download my CS6 and CC app from Creative Cloud and also install those into the SSD. I'll then use the 2TB drive for library stuff(docs, pics, etc.) and I suppose preview files and media cache. Think that sounds OK?
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yes, that's what i do. everything that's an executable (but not portable) i install on my c ssd drives. everything else (downloaded files, installation files, files created by my executables etc) is saved outside the ssd.