Is it possible to get games like The Sims to run on a different hard drive besides C:?

by on October 21, 2009

Q: I have a computer running Windows Vista home 32bit. I have a extra hard drive in my computer I would like to use for my gaming and pictures/music. I have downloaded a program to F: drive and adjusted the software to only save its music to F: Drive. It all worked great.

Now I want to know how to get my games to play on it. I have tried to download my “sims” game to F: drive, but the game always stores a folder in “my documents” on C: drive. I understand that is a default folder for installations etc. That prevents me from being able to get required downloads etc.

How can I get my game to properly install on F: Drive without it creating a folder on C: drive. I have heard of moving the entire documents folder to F drive, but I am intimidated about that out of fear I’ll screw up my computer. I really would like to just download my games to F: drive, and leave c: drive for windows software.


2 Responses to “Is it possible to get games like The Sims to run on a different hard drive besides C:?”
  1.  

    Here is how to move your documents folder in Vista:

    http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=215

     
  2.  

    I have heard that it is.