One of the most common problems with the computer is your C Drive is running out of memory. This is because whenever you install any new program on your computer, It is by default installed in your C Drive in a folder named Program Files. Most of the times our C Drive contains very limited space. So, If you install too many programs or games, There is a possibility that your C drive may run out of memory. So, In order to overcome this difficulty, you can install new programs in any other drive. In this tutorial, I will show you How to change the default directory of Programs Installation in Windows Computer.

How to change the default directory of Programs Installation

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Steps to change the default directory of Programs Installation in Windows Computer.

  1. Open Run Box (Windows +R)

  2. Type Regedit and hit Enter


  4. Under that open folder SOFTWARE

  5. Under that open folder Microsoft

  6. Then Open Windows and Current Version

  7. In CurrentVersion Folder, you'll find an option of ProgramFilesDir

  8. Double click on that to open the same.

  9. Here you will find the value of the option.

  10. Change the Value to your desired location.

Note: Registry files contain very sensitive information about your computer. Do not change any value in registry files or you might end up messing up with your computer. So, do it at your own risk. I will not be responsible for any of your actions.

You can also watch our Video Tutorial for the same just below:

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