Move any installed program from one drive to another without uninstallation


When you have installed your favorite software on any of the hard drives, say for example – If you’ve installed your favorite game on your C:\ drive and when you want to install another game or macro software on the same C:\ drive and have you run out of space on the C:\ drive ? Now you don’t want to uninstall the old game to install the new one. Without uninstallation, you can smoothly move the entire games or software program from one drive to another drive.

Today we have 2 tiny tools that lets you to move any applications from one drive to another drive without uninstalling them. First one is Steam Mover.

Steam Mover can be used to move any folder from one drive to another drive by changing the source path. All you need to do is, just download Steam Mover and install it. Once you’ve installed, open the steam mover, select the folder which you want to move from one drive to another.

Now select the folders and click the “Right Arrow” button to move the folders to another drive. This fires off a few command line windows – please let them run to completion.

Let the command line windows finish off its work and now you can see the entire folder moved to another specified drive. If you want to move back to your old drive, then click on the “Left Arrow” button.

The only disadvantage which I felt was, it works only on Windows Vista and Windows 7. It will not work on Windows XP. It requires NTFS formatted drives. It will not work with FAT32.

Download Steam Mover

The next tiny free tool for moving applications from one hard drive to another can be done with Application Mover.

Application Mover is a tool that relocates installed programs from one path to another on your hard disk. Application Mover takes files found in the path specified in the ‘Current Path’ field and moves them to the ‘New Path’ path.

Application Mover scans the windows registry for references to files located in the ‘Current’ field and changes those references to the ‘New’ path. Application Mover also scans all windows shortcuts in the Start Menu and adjusts path references to the new program location.

Download Application Mover

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  1. awsome :) post thanks for share :) gr8 tips….now i have no worry abt uninstalling my program wen it runs out of space.:)

  2. Brian says:

    sorry not very tec minded
    can you still run progam from other drive..

    • Yes, once you’ve moved the application and its folders, you can still run the program without any issues. You don’t have to uninstall and then reinstall it on the other drive, just move the app.

  3. vamsi says:

    So, the software obviously changes the registry entries in the regedit and you say everything would go right after the transfer.

    Well, the software could work fine with xp and previous versions, how about vista and windows 7, the user permissions in both these os are given very high priority. What if something goes wrong in between??

  4. Crunchynow says:

    Nice trick and nice tool too …


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