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Link to program on external hdd.

  1. #1

    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1

    Link to program on external hdd.

    Hello all. After reading some of the other problems, this might be an easy one.

    I have a recovery partition and use it quite often if I encounter any problems which are very few.
    I use CuteFTP to upload to a server but like all the programs, when I do a recovery the software is lost as well and I have to do a reinstall of them including CuteFTP.
    There is only a certain amount of times that the program can be activated, (obviously to stop it being installed on multiple pc's), which is where my problems lay.

    I want to install the program on a second internal hard drive or on an external hard drive so it doesn't get removed when I do a system recovery. What I don't know is how do I link to CuteFTP after the recovery has completed.

    So to sum up, how to link to a program previously installed on other than the C: drive ?

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  2. #2

    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64

    Use a free program like Macrium Reflect or EaseUS ToDo Backup to make an image of C: to an external drive. When you restore all the programs that were installed when you made the image will be there. You will only lose new files,installs,tweaks, made after the image was made.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1

    A better late than never update.

    I did get Macrium Reflect and it works a treat. Being well into my 70s, these things take me a while, but I really enjoy doing and learning.
    Thank you for your response and I've marked this thread solved.
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Link to program on external hdd.
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