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Want to change default install folder away from Documents

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    Windows 8.1

    Want to change default install folder away from Documents

    As you guys are probably aware, when installing certain programs, some folders get created in the root of the Documents folder. I don't like how these mix with my actual documents. So I'd like to do either of these things:

    Either change the name of the Documents folder (I'd name it Programs) and then I'll just create a new Documents folder under Users and use that for storing my files

    Or change the default location where these folders get created (So I'd create a new folder called Programs and change the location to that folder)


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    Forever West
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    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1

    Each such program usually has a setting in Preferences, Options or other place to specify where documents created in them can be stored by default but you have to make the change in each one.
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Want to change default install folder away from Documents

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