Windows 10: Removing Windows Store App Install Location

Discus and support Removing Windows Store App Install Location in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Because I saw all the E3 news I thought, I'll check out how to install Windows Store apps to a seperate drive, instead of on my main drive.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Forceflow, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. Forceflow Win User

    Removing Windows Store App Install Location


    Because I saw all the E3 news I thought, I'll check out how to install Windows Store apps to a seperate drive, instead of on my main drive.
    Unfortunately, using the "Change Where New Content Is Saved" settings pane for apps creates a bunch of folders in the root of the drive you change it to: "WindowsApps, WuDownloadCache" etc ...

    As someone who wants to keep his extra drives clean - I hate that.

    I've since changed the location back to my C: drive, moved all the apps out ... is there any way to get rid of these folders? I can take ownership of them and hard-delete them, but somehow I think there's still a notion somewhere in the registry that this is a location to install apps to *Sad

    Very clumsily implemented, MS.


    Removing Windows Store App Install Location [​IMG]


    :)
     
    Forceflow, Jun 9, 2019
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  2. Can't install apps from the Windows Store

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand your inconvenience. We will assist you to resolve this issue.

    I suggest you to follow the steps provided below and check if it helps.

    • Navigate to the location,
    C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\DataStore.edb

    • Delete everything in this folder.
    Note: This shall delete all the Windows Store files and update. You may have to reinstall the updates.

    I suggest you to refer the following Microsoft help article and check if it helps.

    Why can’t I find or install an app from Windows store.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/why-find-install-app-windows-store

    Note: The steps for Windows 8/8.1 applies to Windows 10 as well.



    Apps & Store

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/apps-store

    Hope this information helps. If you have any queries, let us know. Will be happy to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Syed Md Bilal, Jun 9, 2019
    #2
  3. Brink Win User
    Mail app will not open on 10041.


    Hello Adam,

    This is the suggested solution below if you haven't already tried it. Removing Windows Store App Install Location :)

    In this Windows 10 build 10041, the Mail, Calendar, and People apps may be broken due to a licensing issue with the Store Beta. To get these apps working again, you need to follow these steps:

    • Open powershell as administrator
    • Run the command Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like “*windowscommunicationsapps*”} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online
    • Re-install Mail, People and Calendar from the Store (green tile)
     
    Brink, Jun 9, 2019
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  4. Removing Windows Store App Install Location

    Windows Store to Pack "Mature" Games and Apps

    They announce this right after they said weren't going to carry any of it... Ya think some investors told them to stfu and take money? *Laugh :laugh:

    I wonder how long it will be before you can't install noncertified apps? The app store is the 1st stepping stone. Although, you'd have to be an idiot to give 30% to these clowns.
     
    TheGuruStud, Jun 9, 2019
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