Home » Questions » Computers [ Ask a new question ]

Install MS SuperPreview or Expression Web to other drive than C?

Install MS SuperPreview or Expression Web to other drive than C?

"When trying to install Expression Web SuperPreview or Expression Web to any other drive then C:, the install button is disabled.
This ""feature"" has bugged me since version 1 all the way through to it's current version 3."

Asked by: Guest | Views: 126
Total answers/comments: 1
Guest [Entry]

"On Windows 7 and 8 I would say install it as per normal to your C: drive, cut the directory to another drive, and create a Symbolic Link using the mklink command like so:

mklink /d ""c:\Program Files\<Original folder name>"" ""d:\<New Folder location>""

On Windows XP it's a little trickier, because it doesn't come with the mklink command.

You can try one of the tools listed on this question, such as the Linux Shell Extension to get access to a Symbolic link tool.

Symlinking out the directory like this works because as far as Windows is concerned, the files are still in the same place, so Registry keys and shortcuts are still valid, and at the same time you've saved yourself some space."