Best Destination Folder for installing ArcGIS 10.1?

Discussion created by mapzarthur on Mar 26, 2013
Latest reply on Mar 28, 2013 by mapzarthur
Greetings, Appreciate your advice on where to install the ArcGIS 10.1 desktop package. The download wizard lands on "...Documents\ArcGIS 10.1" which I don't like because that's where my personal MS Word, PDF files etc. are housed.

Isn't it better to locate ArcGIS where other software applications are such as one of these:?

1. Local Disk (C)\Program Files
2. Local Disk (C)\Program Files (x86)

What is the difference? Does it matter?

~ Beth