I just built a brand new machine this evening complete with an SSD. The SSD has the Windows install on it to speed up boot times. But, I obviously don't want to store everything on that drive because it is relatively small. I have a large 1TB drive also. I would like to have multiple programs folders where I could choose whether or not to place the programs on the SSD. I was wondering if I could match the other default Windows directories like Users. The most important thing here is the ability to have multiple programs folders on different disks. Does anyone know if this is possible?
Most program installers in Windows ask you where you would like to install the program. You can choose somewhere outside the Program Files folder, even on another disk.
Another neat trick: With NTFS format disks in Windows 7, you can use junction points and symbolic links to create a sort-of-seamless folder structure that actually crosses between disks. Out-of-the-box you can only create junction points / symlinks using the command prompt, but there are a bunch of 3rd party tools for it that integrate into Windows Explorer. See: Any tool to create symlinks in GUI