This may not be the best place to post this, but my question is asking the sort of the opposite of What is the equivalent to the Windows "Program Files" folder? .
I'm new to windows and am used to the unix style file system, where there are designated folders for certain types of files. I'm wondering what the normal way to install programs is in windows, specifically ones that will be started from the cmd prompt.
So far, I have been adding user environment variables for each program, and appending this variable to the PATH. So, for gvim, I would add
and then append to my path:
But now I'm wondering if I should just create a folder and add it to the path, and then put shortcuts to my exe's into that folder. Do any of you know the usual way this is done?