SUGGESTION - default installation path in Windows

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inverse_of_zero
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SUGGESTION - default installation path in Windows

Post by inverse_of_zero » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:38 pm

Hi - I know this is a portable installation but still, wouldn't it make more sense for MM to install in C:\Program Files (x86)\MM5 rather than in the root C:\MM5 directory? Some (myself included) might like to have the root as clean as possible with all programs (portable or otherwise) being installed in the C:\PF directories. I have been changing it every time manually but it got annoying after a while :) Cheers!

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Re: SUGGESTION - default installation path in Windows

Post by BMF » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:50 am

Actually i myself can live with the manually changing of the installation path. I change it for the same reasons like inverso - to keep the root as clean as possible. But if ... how about c:/portableapps/Mediamonkey 5 as a default installation path? Installing it in a windows system directory will probably cause unforseen problems for microsoft protects the system folder in another (more severe) way than self chosen folders.

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Ludek
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Re: SUGGESTION - default installation path in Windows

Post by Ludek » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:09 am

Hi, yes, as BMF said -- installing protable version to C:\Program Files (x86)\MM5 will cause issues as any writing to 'Program Files' needs admin rights (thus forces elevation and UAC prompt), you would have to always run MM5 as administrator to be able to constantly write data there while using MM5.

inverse_of_zero
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Re: SUGGESTION - default installation path in Windows

Post by inverse_of_zero » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:11 am

Ah, that's why it asks for elevated privileges when needing to run MM5, gotcha. Well maybe it will be more beneficial to leave the installation directory as-is next time, thanks!

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Re: SUGGESTION - default installation path in Windows

Post by pbryanw » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:59 pm

Hi, I wonder if it would make things easier, if the MM5 installer remembered the first-run installation path, on subsequent installs (when new alphas are released)?

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Re: SUGGESTION - default installation path in Windows

Post by inverse_of_zero » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:21 pm

pbryanw wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:59 pm
Hi, I wonder if it would make things easier, if the MM5 installer remembered the first-run installation path, on subsequent installs (when new alphas are released)?
This sounds like a great idea 💡

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