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Install or move Microsoft Store apps on separate drive

How to install Microsoft Store apps on a separate drive

When your computer is running out of space, you want to use a faster drive, or you just want to keep apps in a separate location, do the following:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on System.
  3. Click on Storage.
  4. Under "Save locations," and on "New apps will save to," select the new drive location.

Once you completed the steps, new apps you download from the Windows Store will now install automatically in the new location.

Moving Windows Store apps to another drive

If you already have Windows Store apps installed on your PC, and you don't want every app from the Store to install in a different location, you can move apps to a separate drive using the following steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on System.
  3. Click on Apps & features.
  4. Select the app you want.
  5. Click the Move button.
  6. Select the destination drive from the drop-down menu.
  7. Click the Move button to relocate the app.

The process may take a few seconds depending on the size of the app you're trying to move. Although Settings lists both Store and desktop apps, you can only move apps from the Windows Store to a different drive.

Alternatively, you can always uninstall the app, use the instructions to change the save location, and reinstall the app in question from the Store

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