Oct 172008

y default all programs when you try to install under Program Files folder if you want to change the loaction of this use the following procedure.

First you need to make sure you have the complete registry backup of your server.

  • Go to Start—>Run type regedit click ok

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion

  • Now You'll see a ProgramFilesDir entry in you right pane. Change that to whatever is desired. Reboot your server for the change to take effect.

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  4 Responses to “How to change default “Program Files” folder Location in Win server 2008”

  1. i was stuck to do this. thanks

  2. Thanks! :)

  3. problems in windows 7, after changing the path new programs will install to the alternate folder, but the built in programs like windows media player with the shortcut path %programfiles% try to find the program in the alternate location i specified in the reg key.

  4. i have changed the program files directory in windows 7 and nothing happened like tat…

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