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John Kaess | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Nov 2 2009 9:11 AM

I just installed Logos 4 and it installed itself into my "Documents and Settings" folder!!!!!  I'm using Windows XP and I have never had a program install into that folder.  Is there a reason for this?  Did this happen to anyone else?

At this point, I'm wondering should I uninstall it and force it to install into the program files folder?

BTW, I do have version 3.0f installed, and it appears to not have been messed with at all

John

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DominicM | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 2 2009 9:17 AM

I think I would uninstall and choose custom install, have a look at http://community.logos.com/forums/t/3193.aspx second post, before you uninstall should help you avoid downloading all those resources again.

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Ken McGuire | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 2 2009 9:19 AM

This is normal behavior, and frankly I haven't messed with it.  I suppose it isn't really an issue for us XP users, but it is useful for later versions of Windows because it makes it possible to update without sysadmin rights.

Logos 4 is designed to work on the same machine as 3.0f.  In fact it has for two months here.

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Chris Elford | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 2 2009 9:21 AM

JohnKaess:

I just installed Logos 4 and it installed itself into my "Documents and Settings" folder!!!!!  I'm using Windows XP and I have never had a program install into that folder.  Is there a reason for this?  Did this happen to anyone else?

At this point, I'm wondering should I uninstall it and force it to install into the program files folder?

BTW, I do have version 3.0f installed, and it appears to not have been messed with at all

John

John,

My understanding is that it installs there to avoid hassles with "rights" in Vista. I don't know about Windows 7. Because it is in your documents/profile/user controlled area, with Vista, you don't have to have elevated permission everytime there is an update/upgrade.

Chris

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Bohuslav Wojnar | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 2 2009 9:22 AM

JohnKaess:

I just installed Logos 4 and it installed itself into my "Documents and Settings" folder!!!!!  I'm using Windows XP and I have never had a program install into that folder.  Is there a reason for this?  Did this happen to anyone else?

At this point, I'm wondering should I uninstall it and force it to install into the program files folder?

BTW, I do have version 3.0f installed, and it appears to not have been messed with at all

John

There had been some discussion on that and Bob explained the reasons. It is connected somehow to the cloud updating etc. I would leave it as it is. In Vista it is in the Users folder and there is no problem with that. This way also it does not mess up with v3. It is totally separate program.

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Bob Pritchett | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 2 2009 10:00 AM

JohnKaess:
At this point, I'm wondering should I uninstall it and force it to install into the program files folder?

No. :-)

Like Google Chrome and other applications that automatically update over the Internet, we install into a user directory. This means you don't need to elevate permissions in order to install updates, and segregates each user's settings and licenses on machines that use multiple user accounts.

We STRONGLY recommend going with the default installation.

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John Kaess | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 2 2009 12:37 PM

Thanks, Bob.  I do appreciate the timely reply.

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