Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Want to change default install folder away from Documents

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    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)


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    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.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Want to change default install folder away from Documents
Related Threads
Hello, Running Windows 8.1 Pro. I accidentally deleted c:\users\public and c:\users\default and I cannot share documents with my family and cannot create new user account. How to restore windows 8.1 public and default folder?
I've installed windows 8 on a SSD harddisk of about 100GB. In general I don't really want anything else there, I've got plenty of space elsewhere, so I install drivers etc. there, browsers and perhaps a few essentials, then nothing more. I've moved the location of all user files (music, downloads,...
Ever since I have been using Windows 8 I have noticed something odd about installing some applications. About 95% of the applications I install default to either: C:\Program Files C:\Program Files (x86) As the base folder for installation. Every now and then, however, a program will...
Solved How do I change default user folder name? in User Accounts and Family Safety
Hello i hope someone can help me with this problem. It looks like some apps got problem with directory letter "ł" All i want is to change the name of my user folder from "Paweł" to "Pawel" . default patch atm is c:\users\Paweł I wanted to create new account Pawel and delete Paweł but i...
NOTE - I'm quite a noob - but can follow directions. Some of your tutorials are awesome! Here's my situation. I have preinstalled Win 8 on new desktop, now upgraded to 8.1. When I first started setting it up and it required an account login, I didn't really realize that it was going to exist...
Hey .. ! need your help again EIGHTFORUMERS . I just need someone to give me a program to change the default icos of my Folder , .txt .dll files If anyone know anything pls i badly need it . !! hoping for your answer !! :) :cool:
How to Change Default "Screenshots" Folder Location in Windows 8 and 8.1 This tutorial will show you how to change (move) the default location of your C:\Users\(user-name)\Pictures\Screenshots folder to where you would like your screenshots to be saved to instead in Windows 8. The...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook