I've had this issue for over a year and I can't seem to nail down the cause. Now it's interfering with program installations due to long files names.
With some programs, during installation, regardless of the default or custom install location chosen, the program tries to install to a Program Files (x86) folder with in a Program Files (x86) folder within...etc.
I have an SSD for my OS and a large HDD for everything else. A few years ago I attempted to change the default install location in the registry using some online tutorial. Shortly afterwords I found out that Windows doesn't like that at all, so I changed it back. I'm not certain if this is the cause of the problem I'm having but it seems relevant.
I'm using Windows 7 Pro 64.
I'm attaching a picture of the address bar showing the problem as I've had other attempts of receiving assistance met with overwhelming confusion.
Thank you for any help.
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edit just in case: Some of the affected installations are Adobe Reader and Razer Synapse 2.0
Edited by ishist, 28 June 2014 - 03:10 AM.