Move an installed application from one partition to another

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Larry Mehl, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. Larry Mehl

    Larry Mehl Guest

    Hello --

    My HD is partitioned into c: and e:.
    I I install new applications on e: whenever the install app allows it.
    c: is filling up, mostly with applications that don't give the option to
    install on a specific drive.

    Is there a utility which allows moving an installed app from one partition
    to another?

    Thanks for any help.

    Larry Mehl
    Larry Mehl, Jan 24, 2007
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  2. Larry Mehl

    WhzzKdd Guest

    Not that I've ever run across. Editing the registry, and any INI files from
    the program in question might do the trick, but it's risky, and could cause
    more than just an app not to work...

    My first suggestion would be Partition Magic, and enlarge the partition size
    of the C: drive. Of course, backups should always be done (and tested)
    WhzzKdd, Jan 24, 2007
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  3. Larry Mehl

    why? Guest

    My choice would to buy a disk image utility and image to a new disk
    selecting the option to resize new partitions.

    Or move e to a new disk and expand the size of c. try different keywords,

    application mover disk registry partitions

    Here is a short note about, such apps
    why it's not recommended, an older article

    See for more.

    why?, Jan 24, 2007
  4. Larry Mehl

    Larry Mehl Guest

    WK --

    Thanks. Yes, Partition Magic to increase the size of c: will be my last

    Larry Mehl, Jan 24, 2007
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    Gordon Guest

    Especially as you will probably have to pay for it----try BootIT NG instead.
    A free, fully-functioning 30 day trial....
    Gordon, Jan 24, 2007
  6. You can download a fully functioning 30 day evaluation of System
    Mechanic 7 from It has a utility that will allow you to move
    an installed application to another HDD.

    Here's a link to download the version that you need. You don't have
    to fill in the info, you can just click the download button.

    Startlemyerfieldson, Jan 24, 2007
  7. Larry Mehl

    Larry Mehl Guest

    Thanks Gordon --

    I wrote them to see if BootIT NG allows the transfer I need.

    Larry Mehl, Jan 24, 2007
  8. Larry Mehl

    Larry Mehl Guest

    Thanks Me --

    I use Acronis True Image for imaging and contraction of partitions.

    I thought simply changing the registration of an app would be simpler.

    Larry Mehl, Jan 24, 2007
  9. Larry Mehl

    Pennywise Guest

    Next time you install, or reinstall run InstallRite
    "provides "application cloning" as opposed to "disk cloning",
    simplifying software distribution."
    Pennywise, Jan 25, 2007
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