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Backing up program installation files

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    Windows 8

    Backing up program installation files


    There is one application I have installed that no longer is available online. Before I go ahead and reinstall my operating system I was wondering if there was a way to backup the setup file? There is no setup file located in the app folder in Program Files. However, when I went to Add or remove programs I was able to click "change" and it opened up a setup file for the program. Do you know where this file is located so I can back it up?

    Thank you so much!

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    If you downloaded it, it's probably in "Downloads" folder. If it was an archive, you could look in Windows > Temp folder or User > your name > App data or Application data folders. If you remember at least few first letters you could try searching for all files.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Thank you very much for your help. I was able to find the setup file. You rock!
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