Installation Drive & Folder Question

Any issues, problems or troubleshooting topics related to installing the Prepar3D client application or it's installer.
maajr57
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Installation Drive & Folder Question

Postby maajr57 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:34 pm

Does P3D have to be installed on the C: Drive in the Programs Folder? Can I install it on D: Drive outside of the Programs Folder?

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Re: Installation Drive & Folder Question

Postby JorgenSA » Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:32 am

Yes. As a matter of fact, never install it in C:\Program Files.....

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Re: Installation Drive & Folder Question

Postby maajr57 » Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:20 pm

Thanks Jorgen but why do you say Never when that is LM's default installation location?

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Re: Installation Drive & Folder Question

Postby JorgenSA » Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:53 pm

Because it's then outside the reach of UAC, and life will be so much easier if you are outside that reach.

Seriously, it will save you a lot of trouble in installing add-ons. Why on earth they pointed the install path there, I don't know.

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Re: Installation Drive & Folder Question

Postby maajr57 » Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:30 pm

User Account Control. Had to look it up. Thanks again for the help and the tip.


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