On Wed, 26 Apr 2006 22:12:05 +0100, Marc Wilson <[email protected]> wrote:
> In opera.general, (J. Eugene Bartley) wrote in
> <[email protected]>::
> >1) XP still stuffs apps/programs in root C: instead of where you install
> >them such as F:\program files\program file.
> If it does, your installation is broken. It's down to the install pack to
> decide where things are installed: most default to C:\program files\, but
> most at least give you an option to change it. I've never had one that
> disobeyed my wishes.
I've used some products that install into C:\whatever but then allow
you to move the directory to wherever you choose because there are no
absolute paths in the files. Why they can't just ask for a destination
I don't know. I've never yet found a product that offers me a choice
of installation location and then ignores it.
> >2) Opera throws a link back to root C:\ regardless of where it is
> That's a different issue; profile-based data goes in your personal profile-
> it's irrelevant where the app is installed. I believe you can override
> where 'doze puts the profiles, but I've never bothered.
You can, but I've had less than 100% success with that. Some products
(including parts of Windows itself) ignore the change and revert to
using the standard pathnames.
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