If your windows OS is installed in C drive, whenever installing new applications, the default suggested installation path is C:\Program Files. If you don’t like to install new applications in the default path for example install in D:\Softwares, instead of changing the path manually each time, you could actually do the simple registry hack to change the default installation path to the one as per desired.

To change the default installation path, just follow below steps:

1. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion.

2. At the right panel, look for ProgramFilesDir.

3. Double click on it to change the value to your desired path. For example, change the value from C:\Program Files to D:\Softwares.


4. Click OK to save the setting.

Once above steps are completed, the default installation path has been changed to your desired path whenever you install any new applications. Hope this simple tips can help you to work more effectively by simplifying the routine process of installation.