Windows 10: Can't select a new drive for installing apps

Discus and support Can't select a new drive for installing apps in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; Hello,I've been trying to fix this problem for days now, I own the Game Pass for PC and I'm trying to install games to my 1TB SSD.Currently, I have a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by Jaxsolton, Jun 21, 2021.

  1. Jaxsolton Win User

    Can't select a new drive for installing apps


    Hello,I've been trying to fix this problem for days now, I own the Game Pass for PC and I'm trying to install games to my 1TB SSD.Currently, I have a different SSD 128gb as the default save location for new apps it already has 1 game installed from the Xbox app and when I try to select my other SSD that I want to use, I get an error code "0x8007005". I've tried giving the SSD I want to change it to full control in the permissoins, I tried asking a support advisor and they told me to do what I've already done and then just disconnected on me. Is there anything I can do to fix this issue? I

    :)
     
    Jaxsolton, Jun 21, 2021
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  2. W1zzard Win User

    W7 Hard drive partition issue

    to get rid of that 100 meg windows partition that setup creates for you on a new install on a blank hdd:

    - press shift+f10 when on the partition management screen in setup <-- this opens a command prompt
    - diskpart <-- start the windows command line partition management tool
    - list disk <--- list the installed hdds in this computer for the next step
    - select disk 0 <- might have to replace 0 with the number of the correct disk
    - clean <-- this will erase all data on the disk you selected one step up- dont use the wrong disk!
    - create partition primary <- creates a primary partition taking up all space on the drive, adjust the command if necessary
    - exit, exit to exit diskpart and the command prompt
    - click refresh in partition manager and select your newly created partition and install to that
     
    W1zzard, Jun 21, 2021
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  3. New 4TB drive install..


    So I understand ...
    The cloning initialized the drive as GPT and only got so far before failing to read the source drive - right?

    You said: Then I remembered something in the back of me head about empty unformatted drive I new then I was stuck
    IF you installed clean to unallocated space on the 4 TB drive - everything should be easy.

    If the cloning process created the 4 hidden partitions, I'd suggest that you re-install on an empty drive.

    I'd like to see how the 4 TB drive is partitioned now.

    To make it easy use my custom Disk Management snapin - it displays what I'd like to see.

    If you already downloaded the snapin, go to Step 2

    Step 1: Download this zip file (contains dmDskmgr-vd.mmc)

    dmDskmgr-vd.zip
    Step 2: Double click dmDskmgr-vd.zip to open the compressed folder
    Double click dmDskmgr-vd.mmc to launch the custom Disk Management console
    You'll get an output similar to this:


    Can't select a new drive for installing apps [​IMG]

    Press Alt+PrtScn to grab a snapshot of just the Disk Management window
    Open Paint and Ctrl+V to paste it, then save the image
    Attach the image to a new post.

    You can also use Disk Management in the x-Menu (right click the Windows logo, select Disk Management)
    Select View > Bottom > Disk list
    Maximize the window and grab the screen shot.

    We'll go from there.

    Yes computing is fun, I spent my corporate career in the industry - laughed for 50 years, still laughing
    *Roflmao2

    Bill
     
    Slartybart, Jun 21, 2021
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  4. Can't select a new drive for installing apps

    Windows 10 app saving to drives

    Hi,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community and we appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    Let me help you to fix the issue.

    Let’s try simple steps and check if this helps. Since move option is greyed out, I would suggest you to un-install and reinstall the game and check. Follow the below steps.


    • Go to Settings and select System.

    • Click on App & Features, click on game and uninstall the game.

    • Now click on Storage and select a drive on
      New apps will save to.

    • Try re-installing the game again and check.
    Hope this helps. Keep posting us with the status we will be glad to help you.
     
    Billion Debbarma, Jun 21, 2021
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