If you're a Windows user, chances are you've come across IrfanView at some point. It's a free, lightweight image viewer and editor that's been around for over 20 years. It's simple to use, yet powerful enough for most basic image editing tasks. But where is IrfanView installed by default?

Default Installation Path for IrfanView

  • Windows 10/11:
    C:\Program Files\IrfanView
  • Windows 8/8.1:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\IrfanView
  • Windows 7:
    C:\Program Files\IrfanView

Finding IrfanView on Your Computer

If you can't remember where you installed IrfanView, you can find it by searching for it in the Start menu or the File Explorer.

  • Start menu:
    Click the Start button and type "IrfanView" in the search bar.
  • File Explorer:
    Open the File Explorer and navigate to the default installation path listed above.

Changing the Installation Path for IrfanView

You can change the default installation path for IrfanView during the installation process. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Download the IrfanView installer from the IrfanView website.
  2. Run the installer and select the "Custom" installation option.
  3. In the "Destination Folder" field, enter the new installation path you want to use.
  4. Click the "Install" button to complete the installation.

Why Would You Want to Change the Installation Path for IrfanView?

There are a few reasons why you might want to change the default installation path for IrfanView:

  • To save space on your system drive:
    If your system drive is running low on space, you can install IrfanView on another drive with more free space.
  • To organize your programs:
    You might want to install IrfanView in a specific folder for all of your image editing programs.
  • To prevent IrfanView from being uninstalled accidentally:
    If you install IrfanView in a folder that you don't normally use, it's less likely to be uninstalled accidentally.

Can I Move IrfanView to a Different Folder After It's Been Installed?

Yes, you can move IrfanView to a different folder after it's been installed. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Close IrfanView if it's running.
  2. Open the File Explorer and navigate to the default installation path for IrfanView.
  3. Select the IrfanView folder and press Ctrl+X to cut it.
  4. Navigate to the new folder where you want to move IrfanView.
  5. Press Ctrl+V to paste the IrfanView folder into the new location.
  6. Create a shortcut to IrfanView on your desktop or in the Start menu.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: Can I install IrfanView on a USB drive?
    A: Yes, you can install IrfanView on a USB drive. Just make sure that the USB drive has enough free space and that it's formatted with a file system that's compatible with Windows.

  • Q: Can I use IrfanView to edit videos?
    A: No, IrfanView is an image viewer and editor. It cannot be used to edit videos.

  • Q: Is IrfanView safe to use?
    A: Yes, IrfanView is safe to use. It's a well-established program that has been downloaded millions of times.

  • Q: How can I uninstall IrfanView?
    A: To uninstall IrfanView, open the Control Panel and go to "Programs and Features" (Windows 10/11) or "Programs and Features" (Windows 7/8). Select IrfanView from the list of installed programs and click the "Uninstall" button.

  • Q: Where can I find more information about IrfanView?
    A: You can find more information about IrfanView on the IrfanView website.

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