There are lots of utilities for Windows that just come as executables (no installers) so its up to you to decide where to save the files. A classic example is the Sysinternals suite.
At the moment I usually stick them into C:\Utils
- The main con of this is that the directory is not indexed by default so you cannot launch the utils from the start menu without an extra step.
- A minor con is it doesn't 'feel' very legit (i.e. I think according to Windows standards you are not meant to store stuff outside of Users or Program Files these days).
I am wondering what the pros and cons of using other paths are, and hence are there better options than C:\Utils that I haven't thought of.