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How do I add Program Files and Program Files (x86) on my second harddrive??

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How do I add Program Files and Program Files (x86) on my second harddrive so I can install games and other programs on it? Does it do it automatically once I download a game to it?

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Since your OS is presumably installed on your main drive, many programs will just automatically install there. Your only option really is to create some folder in your other hard drive, and direct all the installations there if possible. However Steam and most games have the option to change the directory, so this shouldn't be a huge issue.

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For most programs you have to manually tell the installer where to install the program. If the program installer doesn't allow you to change where it installs at all, it's likely installing in your %APPDATA% directory.

 

For Steam, Origin, and the like, you have to tell it to download the games somewhere else. In Steam's case, it's in Settings -> Downloads, and on the top there's a button labeled "STEAM LIBRARY FOLDERS". You can create a new Steam library that way.

 

Otherwise, if nothing really cares about where the program lives, you can just move it to where you'd like after installing it. Though Windows' Add/Remove Programs may have a hissy fit the program is no longer where it should be (though I think it'll ask if you want to remove the entry for it)

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