I've written about this before on this thread
, but i wanted to mention it again because of it's relevance to using FARR efficiently.
When programs are installed onto your PC using an installer, they by default go into your "C:\Program Files" directory (or if you are using windows x64 something similar).
Such programs always create start menu items, and you remove them using an uninstaller.
Now, occasionally you will download a program that has no installer. That you are meant to copy yourself to a permanent directory somewhere.My advice, and the point of this post, is to recommend that you do NOT put such programs in your "C:\Program Files" directory.
I'm advocating that you make your own directory (I use "C:\ProgramFiles" no space, but you could use anything). By keeping these files in a separate directory, you will know that these files do not have uninstallers and so you can delete them manually, and do not have entries automatically put in your start menu, etc.
For FARR this is useful because you can add this directory to your search folders and it will be scanned very quickly since it is so small, vs. trying to add the massive "C:\Program Files" directory which should be kind of pointless anyway since the programs there should already have start menu items.