Windows 10: Setting Drive D as Default save area for Apps

Discus and support Setting Drive D as Default save area for Apps in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; need help with selecting default drives to store appson the storage tab in the main settings , there is an option to change where new content is saved.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by coryharper, Jun 18, 2021.

  1. Setting Drive D as Default save area for Apps


    need help with selecting default drives to store appson the storage tab in the main settings , there is an option to change where new content is saved. the default is Disk C for me, however there is not enough space to save a game called Ark from the new Xbox App Store. in order to download this game I need to select Drive D as my default storage for apps. However after selecting drive D a prompt asks me "this drive has apps from another device . to use this drive the other apps must first be deleted . do you want to continue" I select yes and get a second popup "the operation did not complete

    :)
     
    coryharper, Jun 18, 2021
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  2. Set apps to download to D Drive.

    Hello, I am trying to change my default download location for apps to the D Drive on my Windows 10 computer. Everything else has been able to set the new drive as an acceptable location, but the when i hit apply for the apps, it just tells me "We couldn't
    set your default save location." along with the error code 0x80070005.
     
    JamiahLeonard, Jun 18, 2021
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  3. No permission to save to D:\ drive

    Hi Charlotte,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    In order to get clarity on this issue and assist you with appropriate troubleshooting steps, please reply with the answers to the questions below.

    • Have you mapped the libraries to the D: drive?
    • Is the issue specific to the subfolder in D: drive?

    Try the below methods and check if this helps.

    Method 1: Creating New File In D: Drive.

    1. Go to D: drive > Right-click on an empty space in D: drive > Click on
      New > Click Text Document.
    2. Give a name to the Text Document and save it and check if you get the same error.

    If you don't get any error while saving the file in D: drive and you get this error message only while saving a document in D:\charl\Documents, then follow
    Method 2 to take the ownership of Documents folder, else follow
    Method 3
    .

    Method 2: Taking Ownership Of A Particular Folder.

    1. Click on Start Menu > Search for Command Prompt >
      Right-click on Command Prompt > Click on Run As Administrator.
    2. Once the Command Prompt is up and running, type the following commands and hit
      Enter after each command.

    takeown /f <foldername> /r /d y

    icacls <foldername> /grant administrators:F /T

    Note: Replace foldername with the path of the folder.

    3. Once the above commands are executed successfully,
    restart the computer once, and check if you are able to save the documents in that folder.

    Method 3: Check If You Are The Administrator From Netplwiz.

    1. Click on the Start menu > Search for Netplwiz > Hit
      Enter.
    2. Click on your user name and click on Properties.
    3. Go to Group Membership tab and choose Administrator > Click on
      Apply > OK.
    4. Once you change this setting, restart the computer once and check for the issue.

    Method 3: Disabling Antivirus.

    If you have installed any third-party security software, I suggest you to temporarily disable them, restart the computer once, and check for the issue.

    Note: Antivirus software can help protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. In most cases, you shouldn't disable your antivirus software. If you have to temporarily disable it to install other
    software, you should re-enable it as soon as you're done. If you're connected to the Internet or a network while your antivirus software is disabled, your computer is vulnerable to attacks.

    Give it a shot and let us know of any changes.

    Hope it helps.
     
    Shafeeq_Khan, Jun 18, 2021
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  4. Jerry8A Win User

    Setting Drive D as Default save area for Apps

    Recent (Save Files) - Change Default Settings to OneDrive

    Hello -
    Thanks for the return. Before I undertake changing the Registry, I have a question.
    The steps in my Registry, for my version of Windows 10, were a bit different, but I think I eventually got to the right spot.
    The last step is to change the number of places you want to list in Recent Places. In my case, the default Max Display listed 50 as the number. So, if I were to change that number, how do I know the Save As page will be one of those places? Or, a similar question, will this registry change delete the tab Recent from my Save As page? This is what I would like to happen.
    When I received my computer in Nov. 2016, the Recent tab was not listed in the Save As page. Something caused it to be added over time. Which brings me to this second question. Would there be any benefit in deleting the changed registry listing and reverting back to the default listing? See attachment.
    Jerry
     
    Jerry8A, Jun 18, 2021
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