Which folders does ArtRage 4.5 install to when I update to it?
There are two standard places for programs to be installed on the C:// drive on Windows: Program Files and Program Files (x86). Traditionally, the (x86) folder is used for 32 bit applications and the Program Files folder is used for 64 bit applications.
However, this is simply a matter of organisation and it does not actually matter which folder an application installs to. 64 bit applications work fine from the (x86) folder and still run in 64 bit mode, the two folders are just folders, they have no special effect on how the operating system handles their contents.
Where does ArtRage 4.5 install?
ArtRage 4.5 installs to either of the above folders depending on the following:
- If you had a previous version of ArtRage installed the 4.5 update installs over that old version.
- If you did not have a previous version of ArtRage installed the 4.5 update installs either:
- To Program Files (x86) if you are running 32 bit Windows.
- To Program Files if you are running 64 bit Windows.
This means that if you had a version of ArtRage 4.0 installed in Program Files (x86) the new 4.5 update will install to that folder as well, even if you are using 64 bit Windows. This prevents shortcuts, file associations, and Windows Installer records being damaged.
As noted above, this has no effect whatsoever on the performance of the application.