Windows 10: I don't get why my apps are saving to my C drive even though I have changed my default to...

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  1. I don't get why my apps are saving to my C drive even though I have changed my default to...


    Even though I have gone back to settings multiple times to check I still have the same issue. I just downloaded another app and it defaulted to my C drive and I don't know why. The app didn't have the feature to change it myself so I couldn't prevent it from moving to the C drive.

    :)
     
    Jackson_72, Sep 17, 2021
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  2. Can´t change the default storage drive.

    Hello.

    I changed the default storage drive (from C: to DI don't get why my apps are saving to my C drive even though I have changed my default to... :) in "Settings>>System>>Storage, however the Windows continues to install all apps in C: drive. Any suggestion?
     
    HelderCardoso_0707, Sep 17, 2021
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  3. Can´t change the default storage drive.

    In Windows 10, you can now select where your new Windows apps from the Store will install and save data to by default instead of on the Windows drive.

    You can select to install new Windows apps to any internal or external drive, including SD cards, USB drives, and USB flash drives. You cannot use mapped network drives, and you can only use one location at a time to save apps to. The drives will not need to
    be formatted to be able to use them to install and store Windows apps.

    Windows 10 will only install new apps to the currently selected location.
    Existing apps
    do not get moved to the new location. If you wanted your existing apps installed to the new location as well, then you could uninstall the apps you want, and install them again to have them installed to the new location. You can lose
    the existing data for the app by doing this though.

    Follow the steps to change the location of the apps.

    • Open the Settings app, and click/tap on the System icon.
    • Click/tap on Storage on the left side. On the right side under
      Save locations, select the drive you want New apps will save to.
    • When finished, you can close Settings.

    Note: The default location is
    This PC for the Windows C: drive.

    Make sure you're using version 1511 and that you have another hard drive location installed, then the menu will light up like this:

    I don't get why my apps are saving to my C drive even though I have changed my default to... a46cb8f7-66dc-4a8d-8e57-5d0c7f0659d5.png
     
    HonorioSantos, Sep 17, 2021
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  4. I don't get why my apps are saving to my C drive even though I have changed my default to...

    Changing the default storage designation for the Microsoft Windows Store and various apps.

    Hi Isaac,

    The default storage location for the Windows store and apps is in system location where Windows is stored (This PC-> C drive), if you want to change the default location of the apps then I suggest you to follow the below steps to change the settings
    and check if it helps.

    • Open Settings and click on the System icon.
    • Click on Storage on the left side, on the right side under
      Save locations, select the drive to where you want your
      documents
      , music, pictures, and/or
      videos
      to be saved to by default.
    • Click/tap on Apply.

    The above settings option is available only from the Windows version (10586), I suggest you to check in which version of Windows build in installed on your computer.

    Please get back to us with an update on this issue, we will be happy to assist you further.

    Thank you
     
    Karthicka_R, Sep 17, 2021
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