Windows 10: Force App to Install In Folder of My Choice?

Discus and support Force App to Install In Folder of My Choice? in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; So I finally got Windows10 up and running. And activated even! Despite having been an insider it was looking like I was going to have to buy a license,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by SmartGuyDumbPC, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. Force App to Install In Folder of My Choice?


    So I finally got Windows10 up and running. And activated even! Despite having been an insider it was looking like I was going to have to buy a license, but at the last minute it Automagically Activated itself. For whatever reason, but I somehow got "stuck" on build 10130. I finally got tired of trying the MS Staff suggestions last night, downloaded the media creation tool and did a clean install. YAY.

    So unrelated completely to the OS Upgrade, I have a question without much hope of an easy answer.

    I have a piece of software (We'll call it "Auntie Em's It Really Is Legal Here Casino.") When you install this package that isn't an online casino, it doesn't give any of the standard "options" most installers give (such as destination directory). The program folder--that should be located in Program Files x86 where it belongs--ends up as an orphan director in the root of C. Like it or not, there it is to annoy the crap out of you every time you look at the C drive.

    During an install issue with Win10 I read somewhere somebody explained an option in installing Windows that let you specify a whole bunch of variables beforehand (options usually reserved for an Enterprise deployment but there nonetheless). Is there a way to get into this mode (PreDeployment?) for all installers or is it just a gem specific to Windows? Anyone know?

    I'm going to assume this option isn't an option and ask the follow up and that is, how exactly can I move that directory into Program Files x86? Or is there even a way? And really, who cares? It's one folder out of place in a digital storm of chaos that spans across 7 physical drives on 2 servers....maybe this is the Universe tell me...

    "Hey...you down there. Yeah, you--the old guy with the Mohawk. Pick your battles and only fight the ones that matter. Ok? OK? Okay." *Cool

    :)
     
    SmartGuyDumbPC, Jul 30, 2015
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  3. How to rearrange photos from Photos app back to File Explorer in Windows 10?

    Hello everyone,

    Last year i upgraded to WIN10 at rollout. I had several issues especially with the apps that WIN tech support could not fix remotely and was forced to wipe my PC and reinstall WIN7. My biggest issue by far was the Photo App, it took all of my photo folders
    (all carefully arranged) and reordered all 35GB by some kind of date order. I had no access to put my photos back into my original folders. It was just awful.

    SO, as the free upgrade deadline approaches can anyone tell me if

    A: do I HAVE to install the WIN10 photo app or can it be skipped and I retain my folder view

    B: if the WIN10 photo app must be installed will my existing photo folders now translate over to the new program?

    thank you...

    Original title: Windows 10 Photo App fixed?
     
    Cardboard Jedi, Jul 30, 2015
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