Install on drive root?
Posted by: DoubleThePsycho (
Date: October 20, 2018 11:18PM

So I decided to get myself an unnecessary amount of drives to separate and clean stuff up, and I decided to dedicate one to Wampserver. Problem is I need to install the software in a subfolder, it won't allow drive root installing.

"D:\www" looks a lot better than "D:\wamp64\www"

This annoys me so much.

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Re: Install on drive root?
Posted by: Otomatic (Moderator)
Date: October 21, 2018 10:24AM


This is not a message from Wampserver installer.

By default, Wampserver install path are : "c:\wamp" for 32bit or "c:\wamp64" for 64 bit.

My installations of Wampserver are :
j:\wamp and j:\wamp64 for Windows 7
e:\wamp and e:\wamp64 for Window 10

In the Destination dialog of the installer just put the correct path you want before validate Next.

Nevertheless, it is well specified in the prerequisites, that it is preferable to install Wampserver at the root of a disk or partition, so: c:\wamp64\ or d:\wamp64\ or z:\wamp64\
and that we must avoid paths with spaces, so avoid c:\Program Files\ or c:\Program Files (x86)\ because spaces are the parameter separators in the Apache or PHP command lines.

Wampserver 3.1.8 32 bit - Apache 2.4.39 - PHP 7.3.4/7.2.17/7.1.28/7.0.33/5.6.40 - MySQL 5.7.25 - MariaDB 10.3.14
Wampserver 3.1.8 64 bit - Apache 2.4.39 - PHP 7.3.4/7.2.17/7.1.28/7.0.33/5.6.40 - MySQL 5.7.25/8.0.15 - MariaDB 10.3.14
PhPMyadmin 4.8.5 - MysqlDumper 1.24.5
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