Moving an application to another partition on the

  leedsafc 16:00 22 Apr 05
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How do i move an application from a partition on my hard drive to another partition. I have tried moving itunes to a different partition but on completion the application does not open and the error message says it cannot be found and itunes must be installed. I then have to restore the system to before the move. OP system windows XP home.

  Pooke100 16:06 22 Apr 05

moving to another partition is like moving to another HDD. Best and simplest way is to uninstall and then install in the new partition.

Moving programs isn't neat and tidy, they place files and make registry entries all over the place.

  Yoda Knight 16:07 22 Apr 05

You can tjust move the application. You need to re-install it at the new location.

If you are moving the whole drive across you need specialist software for this

  Chegs ® 17:11 22 Apr 05

Time for me to be a bit pedantic. :-)

Some apps still work if you copy the installed folder to another location(I have a couple of games that do)but as stated above,they "can" scatter themselves everywhere(registry,etc)so its unlikely they're still gonna work if you do this.

Your "iTunes" was installed to (usually) C:\Program Files,and you moved it somewhere else,yet the shortcuts(Desktop icon|Start/Program Files/iTunes)are still looking in the original place.Try opening the iTunes folder(where-ever its at)and see if there is an "iTunes.exe" file,right-click and create a shortcut on the desktop,"Send To>Desktop(create shortcut)and then try clicking THIS shortcut to see if iTunes still runs.

  stuc100 17:27 22 Apr 05

There are some apps like system mechanic which can relocate software onto another partition/drive.

Free trial is available click here

  leedsafc 18:19 22 Apr 05

Thanks for that everyone i suspected that but i guess i wanted expert confirmation.

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