photoshop install in 2nd disk

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by topsecret, Oct 23, 2004.

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    topsecret Guest

    i have two disk, c and d, c is for windows,
    so if i install photoshop in d, and any time i have to
    format c and re-install windows, does photoshop remains
    well working?? or his installation needs also to install files in
    c with windows??
    topsecret, Oct 23, 2004
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    John Doe Guest

    No because some files installed with Photoshop will be and need to be on C.
    It is best to keep applications on the Windows hard drive and your data
    files on another one. That away when you have to format and reinstall you
    don't have to worry about your data files.

    John Doe, Oct 23, 2004
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    Steven Wandy Guest

    It is best to keep applications on the Windows hard drive and your data
    Not necessarily. When I installed PSCS it suggested (either by the program
    or something that I read in this group) that it not be installed on the same
    hard drive where Windows swap file was located (in my case C drive). So I
    installed all my photo processing programs and image files on a separate
    drive. However, it is correct that if you needed to reinstall Windows,
    Photoshop and the vast majority of Windows programs would also have to be
    Steven Wandy, Oct 23, 2004
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    Tabasco1 Guest

    Yes, files are installed on the C drive even though you selected D as your

    If you are formatting and reinstalling enough that it is an issue after you
    do your next format and install of windows plus your base set of programs
    create a mirror of the drive to restore from. Even better do consistent

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    Tabasco1, Oct 23, 2004
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    Bob 4 Guest

    i have two disk, c and d, c is for windows,
    Yes, because you need to fill in new registry entries for
    the program The advantage to doing this is great though.
    Your Photoshop defaults will remain the same, your option
    settings will still be there and any plugs filters you installed
    will still be there, actions you have created, etc.

    Best way to set up a new drive is to allocate 8 gig to a C:
    drive for windows, create more drives for other uses.
    I've been doing this for a long time now. Motivated by
    using a lot of cool but pain in the rear video software that
    I don't want to re-option.

    A major advantage to limiting your windows and related
    software to the C: drive and your other stuff elsewhere, is
    all the fragmentation that comes from windows creating
    new files while web cruising doesn't effect your good software.
    A defrag of C: is much faster because it is smaller, and
    none of your other drives need be defragged unless you
    actually changed software on them
    Bob 4, Oct 23, 2004
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