Windows 10: Moving and/or backing up games from the Microsoft Store and making them work with a new...

Discus and support Moving and/or backing up games from the Microsoft Store and making them work with a new... in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; - Currently I have Forza 7, Forza Horizon 3, and Forza Horizon 4 installed on my computer. - All of my games are installed on a separate drive (d:\... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by TingTang143, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. Moving and/or backing up games from the Microsoft Store and making them work with a new...


    - Currently I have Forza 7, Forza Horizon 3, and Forza Horizon 4 installed on my computer.


    - All of my games are installed on a separate drive (d:\ in this case) from my primary boot drive.


    - All of my reading leads me to believe that the only way to "back up" these games is to use the "move" function in settings/apps section of settings.


    - Because all of my games are already off the primary partition I don't see a need to move them.


    - If I delete my partition on c:\ and perform a clean install of Windows 10, how do I "re-associate" or "re-install" my games on d:\ without having to download them all again and go through the install process?


    In short, if all my games are installed on d:\ and I do a clean install of Windows on c:\, how do I tell my new install where my games are so they'll work without having to download them all again?


    I used to re-download everything when I did a new build but my new ISP has a data cap and I can't afford to burn the bandwidth.


    Thanks very much in advance. I searched but couldn't find anything that adequately explained the solution to my problem.

    :)
     
    TingTang143, Nov 26, 2019
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  2. Install Microsoft Store Game In Specific Folder

    Hi,

    I understand that you want to organize your Windows 10 storage location. However, the feature you're looking for is currently not possible. We suggest sending feedback to Microsoft using Feedback Hub app. You can visit this
    article to know more details about it.

    Moreover, you could always choose a preferred location from the Store settings, or move installed content to a different drive. In case you have the OS installed on an SSD and have a dedicated drive for games, the feature will make it more convenient to
    download games to a dedicated drive before initiating the download.

    You can follow the steps below on how to install Windows Store apps on a separate drive:

    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.

    If you need further assistance, don't hesitate to get back to us.
     
    Michelle Vil, Nov 26, 2019
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  3. microsoft Solitaire games Wont load and can't download any new games from Store

    Hi Mosey,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand that you are facing problem with Microsoft Store Apps and games.

    It would be grateful if you can reply to this question in order to assist you further:

    • Do you receive any error message or code when you try to play the games or download games from Windows Store?
    • What happen when you try to play the Microsoft Solitaire collection games?
    • Do you face issue only while downloading games or even other apps from Windows Store?

    Note: Basic information on Apps

    • UAC (User Account Control) must be enabled.
    • To access the Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least
      1024 x 768.
    • To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least
      1366 x 768.
    • Make sure video card driver is updated.
    • Make sure that Date and Time in your device is correct and up-to date.

    Let's try the below steps and check if it helps:

    Step 1: Try clearing the Store Cache:

    • Press the Windows key + R keys.
    • In the Run window, type
      WSReset.exe
      and click “Ok”.
    Step 2: Also I would suggest you to run
    Windows Store Troubleshooter and check if it helps:

    1. Type Troubleshooter in the
    search bar
    and click on it from the list.

    2. Click on view all and select
    Windows Store Apps
    and click next.

    3. Follow the onscreen instruction.

    Let us know if the above methods helps to fix the Store issue. If the issue persists or you have any other issues with Windows, please do post it in Microsoft Community. We would be happy to assist you.

    Thank You.
     
    Sangeeta Sarkar, Nov 26, 2019
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  4. Moving and/or backing up games from the Microsoft Store and making them work with a new...

    Microsoft Store Games

    Hi Nhan,

    For us to make sure that the failed download will be remove from your device, please follow the steps below:

    Step 1: Uninstall the game on your device.

    Click this link for the steps.

    Step 2: Run the troubleshooter for Windows apps.



    Check this link for the app troubleshooter.

    Step 3: Reset the Windows Store to clear the Store cache.



    • Press Windows key + X on your keyboard.   
    • Click on Command prompt (Admin).   
    • Type wsreset.exe, and then hit Enter.   

    Step 4: Reinstall the game again.

    To make sure that all changes made will take effect. Here's the link on how.

    We hope that this information was helpful. Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Acelyn Alc, Nov 26, 2019
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