Software to transfer installed programs to a different location on a Windows PC.
SymMover is a freeware folder mover app and file organizer developed by Moba Software for Windows, it's efficient and well-designed.
The download has been tested by an editor here on a PC and a list of features has been compiled; see below. We've also created some screenshots of SymMover to illustrate the user interface and show the overall usage and features of this folder moving program.
Allows you to move software installations by creating sym links
SymMover helps you move a folder from one disk to another, and keep its "location" in Windows Explorer. Windows still "thinks" the folder is located in the same place as before, even though it's not. SymMover achieves this by first moving the folder to its destination, and then creating a symbolic link between the source and destination. This means that software and games will still work after you move them to another disk.
SymMover is designed for moving software and games. You can easily add installed software and games to SymMover's main window, and move them back and forth between disks.
Features of SymMover
- Cleanup: Automatically removes empty folders and orphaned shortcuts.
- Configurable: Lets you customize the move process with advanced options.
- Drag-and-drop: Easily move programs between drives.
- File backups: Backs up files before the move.
- File verification: Verifies files after the move.
- Intelligent mover: Automatically selects the most efficient move process.
- Multi-drive support: Moves programs between local and external drives.
- Preserves settings: Maintains registry settings and environment variables.
- Renaming: Performs renaming quickly and easily.
- Selective moves: Moves only the files you choose.
- Smart mapping: Remembers how programs were installed and configured.
- Space saving: Consolidates drive space by removing empty folders.
- Unattended: Allows you to schedule moves ahead of time.
- Uninstalling: Automatically uninstalls programs from the original drive.
- Version control: Keeps track of program versions during the move.
Compatibility and License
Is SymMover free to download?
SymMover is provided under a freeware license on Windows from file organizer software with no restrictions on usage. Download and installation of this PC software is free and 1.5.1510 is the latest version last time we checked.