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How to Install Affinity Apps on Drive Other Than C:

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Hi there,

I'm having difficulty installing Affinity on my D drive instead of my C drive (C has the OS, and no space). When I installed the app initially I specified a folder in my D drive, however now that Designer is installed Windows seems to think it is stored on C:.

If I search for the Affinity Designer app and click "open file location" I get a shortcut in C:. If I do "open file location" on that shortcut, it goes to Affinity Designer in the D drive folder I specified during install. 

However, when I run "add or remove programs" function in Windows the Affinity Apps are listed in C:, not D:.

Can I get some help figuring out what is going on here? Why is Affinity showing in C drive and taking up 3GBs of C drive space when it is installed on D:? I am using the most recent version of the Affinity apps.

Thanks for any help or insight you can provide.

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Welcome to the Affinity forums.

On my computer, all three Affinity apps are installed on, and run successfully from my D:\ drive, where the vast majority of my programs are installed, in dedicated "Program Files" and "Program Files (x86)" folders.

When you click "open file location" I think you are being directed to the Start Menu item, which must be on C:\ I believe.  But, by default, Affinity apps also use the Program Data folder on C:\ to store certain files - on my system the Affinity folder in Program Data is less than 300 MB.  But, in C:\Users\your user name\AppData\Roaming\ there is, for me, an Affinity folder of 38GB.  I rather suspect it is this latter that is, for you, taking up 3GBs of C...



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