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Subject:   Rather stupid installer
Date:   2004-10-14 09:48:51
From:   pixelgeek
The application itself is tiny, but it'll consume about 500 MB of room on your hard drive


Actually it fails to install if you have less than 1GB free and will only install on your system partition.


So if you have multiple partitions, don't like installing apps to your system drive or have less than 1GB free on it then you are SOL.


Rather stupid if you ask me.


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  • Rather stupid installer
    2004-10-14 21:57:00  sceen1 [View]

    Easily remedied with a registry change...

    If you want to change the location of the cache, you just need to change a registry key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Google Desktop\data_dir

    It defaults to C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Google Desktop Search

    I just exited the search with the tray icon, changed it to a folder on my D drive and moved the existing files over to the new location and then restarted it and it is now updating at the new location just dandy..
    • Rather stupid installer
      2004-10-15 13:38:20  pixelgeek [View]

      Easily remedied with a registry change...

      Not if it won't install

      There are no reg keys if the app doesn't install and it won't install on my system for the reasons I mentioned.
      • Rather stupid installer
        2006-04-04 07:14:32  Andrewcolin [View]

        How to install google desktop?
        what is the procedure? I have a Business web directory and i have many folder on my desktop and it is critical for me how to search.
        site : http://www.tradejaipur.com
        thanks
        • Rather stupid installer
          2006-04-04 07:20:08  Andrewcolin [View]

          <html>

          <head>
          <meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="en-us">
          <meta name="GENERATOR" content="Microsoft FrontPage 5.0">
          <meta name="ProgId" content="FrontPage.Editor.Document">
          <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1252">
          <title>New Page 1</title>
          </head>

          <body>

          From where can I get the google desktop?


          our site url is http://www.rdirectory.net (http://www.rdirectory.net)


           



          </body>

          </html>
      • How to install google desktop?
        2006-04-04 07:14:42  Andrewcolin [View]

        How to install google desktop?
        what is the procedure? I have a Business web directory and i have many folder on my desktop and it is critical for me how to search.
        site : http://www.tradejaipur.com
        thanks
      • Rather stupid installer
        2007-03-21 09:46:46  rozpusta [View]

        Not if it won't install

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        http://programyprzez.net
        http://seo.rozpusta.webd.pl
        http://qlweb.rozpusta.webd.pl
        http://seo-katalog.torrentmania.info
    • Rather stupid installer
      2005-12-07 22:09:04  michaelbd [View]

      The installer seems to behave a bit better with 2.0. It still offers no choice for the location of the data directory (during or after install). But it does make a better choice about which drive to put it on. On my system it went for drive F: which was the first one that had > 2.5 GB of free space.
    • Rather stupid installer
      2007-09-15 16:57:19  mojmiskojegenijazavoznju [View]

      Hi!
      I just wanted to thank you - your simple tip worked!
    • Rather stupid installer
      2008-09-07 22:57:55  TameemAhmed [View]

      useful tip! thanks.
  • Rather stupid installer
    2007-03-21 09:21:53  rozpusta [View]


    I've introduced Firefox + Google Deskbar + Google Desktop to a friend of mine, and after searching for 'mom' from the taskbar and finding emails from their mother, they were jumping up and down with happiness. Full points to Google

    http://www.torrentmania.info