Vivaldi Install Path
Windows 10 Professional 64 bit, I first installed Vivaldi 32 bit using the default install and it was fine until I went to add Vivaldi as a protected application in Webroot Secure Anywhere and it would not start. I uninstalled Vivaldi and reinstalled in C:\Program Files (x86)\Vivaldi and was able to add Vivaldi as a Protected Application in Webroot Secure Anywhere and install the Webroot filtering extension and it all works fine. I am wondering does installing Vivaldi in a non standard directory have any effects on security or browser updating please?
I am wondering does installing Vivaldi in a non standard directory have any effects on security or browser updating please?
No, it has no negative effects.
Ally my installations reside on a HD registered as as P: in Windows 10.
Thank you for the reply.
Up until the Vivaldi install no other application I installed had installed the executable in user app data area and I was thinking that maybe there was a security or other issue involved.
With Vivaldi you have three install modes:
1. All Users : installs to standard of OS as %ProgramFiles%\Vivaldi
2. Current User : installs default to %LOCALAPPDATA%\Vivaldi ; you can changes the destination path
3. Standalone: installs to selected drive and directory
Mode 3 is used if you want to use different Vivaldi versions on your PC or want to use it portable on a USB stick.
I was a bit confused as to where Vivaldi stores User data because when I installed the latest version (on Windows 7) I had chosen All users but when I logged into my restricted account I could not find any of the extensions I had installed under my admin login.
In reading your post i finally found where it is stored.
The problem is even though I chose the All users option when installing the program I had not noticed that in changing the destination path to my D drive that the option had changed to Current User and grayed out option.
In other words the All user option is only valid if you install to the default %ProgramFiles%\Vivaldi - in my case C drive
Is this by design as I really don't want to have to manually manipulate the different profiles to keep them in sync nor install it into C drive unless I really have to as I prefer to keep installations on a different drive in case of having to format my C drive.
Is the Standalone installation the answer?
Thank you for your help.