Windows 10: Changed Windows store app location but still downloading to my C drive

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  1. Changed Windows store app location but still downloading to my C drive


    I only have limited space on my ssd, I have changed the default location within the setting storage menu to another drive but yet it still downloads to the C drive?? anyhelp

    Edit:
    Talking about downloading Windows store apps, specifically a game

    :)
     
    thedevil5600, Feb 3, 2017
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  2. Downloading from Windows App Store to a D: drive

    I have only limited space on my C: drive and want to download apps from the Windows App store to my D: drive. I am running Windows 10. I have tried the following:

    1. Changing the system storage download location for apps to D:.

    2. Using regedit to change the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx "Package Root" to D:\WindowsApps

    3. Using regedit to change the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion "ProgramFilesDir" to "D:\Program Files".

    When I try to install from the app store it still comes back with error 0x80070070 (not enough space) because it is still trying to download to C:\Program Files\Winapps.
     
    RichardB29YU, Feb 3, 2017
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  3. Store offline maps to SD Card

    This does not solve the problem. The maps are still downloaded and stored on the C Drive.

    The windows setting screen has a option for "Storage Location" I am unable to change that to the SD Card.
     
    Synckronize, Feb 3, 2017
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  4. dalchina New Member

    Changed Windows store app location but still downloading to my C drive

    Hi, presumably you've followed this:
    Apps Save Location - Change in Windows 10

    Please post a screenshot to illustrate your setting.

    Can you advise how you know the program is on C:?

    Notes:
    1. Installing universal apps on a different drive will give an error message if you need to do an in-place upgrade repair install. You will have to uninstall all such apps for that to proceed.
    2. To save space on your SSD consider (e.g.)
    - disabling hibernation
    - moving all personal data to your other drive(s)

    I have a 256Gb SSD and a great many programs installed: I have some 150Gb or more free. I don't use the default library folders.
     
    dalchina, Feb 4, 2017
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