What have I done?
- I build a new PC from scratch which includes a SSD (C DRIVE) and a regular HDD (W DRIVE).
- I installed this onto the SDD so far: Windows 7, drivers, PC Hardware's software (e.g. overclocking software), and programs that will be used all the time (e.g. Adobe reader / Adobe Flash / Java / Virus Program)
- I changed the library and desktop to the W DRIVE. Meaning My Documents, My Music, My Video, Desktop and Downloads folders are directly linked to the W drive rather than the C drive. This was done manually by creating folders in the W drive and linking them to the W drive.
-I wanted to change the default saving directory from C:\Program Files to W:\Program Files, so i followed these steps in the registry.
Change default from saving in C:\Program Files & C:\Program Files (x86) to HDD directory:
1.Click Start, click Run, type regedit , and then click OK.
2.Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARCE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
3.In the details pane, right-click the ProgramFilesDir registry value, and then click Modify.
4.In the Value data box, type the default location for the Program Files folder (e.g. C-->W drive)
ProgramFilesDir & ProgramW6432Dir (both b/c 64 bit system)
What's the problem?
All the shortcuts to the programs on my desktop, start menu and shortcut bar no longer function. An error says that "W:\Program Files\XXX.exe" doesn't exist. Which makes perfect sense because these programs (e.g. overclocking software or Virus Program links) are installed in the C drive.
I plan to install future programs onto the W drive (regular HDD), these programs that I had mentioned above are on the SDD (C drive) where Windows is installed.
Note 1: Everything on the computer works flawlessly, just these links are giving an issue.
Thanks in advance!