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I need to download software for my daughter's toy. It's called Learning Lodge Navigator for the MobiGo2, and it can be found here: http://www.vtechkids.com/download/. I only want Windows 7 operating system files and updates on my C: drive. Everything else, I have on my D: drive. The problem is that this software does not allow me to choose where I would like to install it; it just begins to install on the C: drive.

What can I do to resolve this? If I download to C: drive and just copy files to D: drive, that may cause a problem, right?

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Have you tried VTech support or KB? This may not be doable and as ypou suspecvt, mving after install will most likely fail –  Dave M Jan 30 '13 at 22:18

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You can use ntfs soft links (aka junctions) to fool that software installer. Let's say it wants to install itself into C:\MOBIGO2 and you want it in D:\Programs\MobiGo2. You just create the latter and link it to the former. This way the installer would think it is copying the files on to drive C: when in fact the files would be stored on the drive D:

Run the following commands as administrator:

mkdir D:\Programs\MobiGo2
mklink /j C:\MobiGo2 D:\Programs\MobiGo2

After this all files copied to C:\MobiGo2 will be stored in D:\Programs\MobiGo2

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I've never heard of this before. So, how do I go about linking? Do I need to use the command line? –  H3br3wHamm3r81 Jan 30 '13 at 22:23
    
Will give it a go. Also, I had to install Adobe Flash Player to install these programs for my daughter's toy, and encountered the same issue. I'm going to try this on both right now, and see if it works (obviously, I will uninstall and reinstall the AFP.) –  H3br3wHamm3r81 Jan 30 '13 at 22:31
    
Well, I'm trying this with Adobe Flash Player. I created a directory called D:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Flash Player since the Adobe Flash Player originally installed in the same directory on the C: drive. I then went to Command Line and entered this command: mklink /j C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Flash Player D:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Flash Player. It said, "The syntax of the command is incorrect." Any ideas? –  H3br3wHamm3r81 Jan 30 '13 at 22:58
    
mklink /j "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Flash Player" "D:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Flash Player" –  Alex P. Jan 30 '13 at 22:59
    
also you can install the software first. then move the files to the desired location and only then make a link to the original location –  Alex P. Jan 30 '13 at 23:01

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