Windows 10: How do I change default Install location?

Discus and support How do I change default Install location? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I almost followed a tutorial which uses regedit and thanksfully I read the comments before restarting the PC (the comments were telling that the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/Vixrux, Sep 13, 2020.

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    How do I change default Install location?


    I almost followed a tutorial which uses regedit and thanksfully I read the comments before restarting the PC (the comments were telling that the tutorial broke their computer) I switched the location to D drive for a brief moment and immediately switched back as soon as I saw the comments. Someone pls help, my reputation and dignity lies on this. I am begging you

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    /u/Vixrux, Sep 13, 2020
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  2. Can I Change My Default Desktop Location??

    Hello Lucas,

    You may change the default location for the desktop and library folders on Windows 10.

    To change the default location of the folders, please follow these steps:

    • Click Start, type This PC and press
      Enter
      .
    • Right-click the Desktop folder and select Properties.
    • Go to Location tab and click Move.
    • Find the new location for the Desktop folder and click
      Select
      Folder.
    • Click OK to finish.

    The steps must be done on each of the library folders.

    Regards.
     
    Devlin Sco, Sep 13, 2020
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  3. Change the default installation location

    I apologize, I hit send too quickly.

    Once you are on disk x, make sure the drive is formatted.

    click on the space next to the drive and assign it a letter and its volume.

    here is an article as well on disk formatting:

    https://www.windowscentral.com/how-format-new-h...

    Once you have verified those steps. Then you can change the default save location. To do this, you can follow these steps:

    1. go to the window and open the start menu. Type settings.

    2. with settings open, from the left menu, select storage.

    3. once storage is open, you can chose what you want to save and where based on the categories of apps, documents, music, videos, etc.

    Here is another article on saving the to a new location as well.

    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/change-default-sa...

    please let me know if you run into any issues at all!

    Have a great day!

    Danielle
     
    DanielleFergus, Sep 13, 2020
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  4. How do I change default Install location?

    Default Save Locations

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Community. I understand the inconvenience you are facing. I will certainly help you with this.

    By default we cannot change the installation location for Apps, however it can be changed through registry changes.

    I would suggest you to make the changes if you are comfortable working with registry because if we make any small mistakes, we can make the computer unbootable.

    You need to be logged in as the administrator to perform this actions:

    • Press Windows keys +R, type regedit and hit Enter.
    • Go to this location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx
    On the right-side, double-click on PackageRoot and change the default value data to the location of your other drive/external drive. For instance, if drive letter is “G”, then enter G:\ in the value data box, and then click Ok button
    to set your drive as default location for apps.

    We suggest you create a new folder under the root of your drive and enter the path of that folder so that you can use the drive to store other files as well. That is, create a folder named
    WinApps on the drive, enter G:\WinApps (replace “G” with drive’s letter) as the location in value data box.

    From now on, whenever you install a new app from the Store, Windows 10 will install them on the other drive.

    NOTE: Important this section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that
    you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number
    to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    322756 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ ) How to back up and restore the registry in Windows



    Hope this information helps. Post back with updated issue details for further help.

    Thank you.
     
    Parth P Patel, Sep 13, 2020
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