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  1. shanafan Win User

    Windows Store still using old storage location - and a second question too about the store...


    I followed the steps outlined to change the default install location for apps from the store, and I set it to my C: drive.


    The prior location was my D: drive, but even after changing the setting, and resetting the Windows Store, I still see folders pop in the D: under the WindowsApps folder with timestamps that occurred AFTER my location change.


    I went into the registry based on a Google search, and the registry shows C: drive as the right location. Any ideas why the store is still using the old location?


    I found some other guides online to fully reset and even re-install the store, so I might try that, but just curious if anyone else has ideas.


    ALSO, a second question.. when I look at the folders that are sitting in the WindowsApps folder, I see ones that say Facebook, and Twitter, etc. I have not installed these apps from the store, so any idea why I see folders for them?


    Thanks!

    :)
     
    shanafan, Dec 5, 2018
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  2. 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, Dec 5, 2018
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  4. Naresh_K Win User

    Windows Store still using old storage location - and a second question too about the store...

    Getting Windows 10 to recognize an old app install location

    Hello Luke,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    I would like to inform you that you will need to re-install the game as some components of the game might not work properly which can cause the game to crash. However, you can download and install the game/apps from the store on an external drive.



    Here are the steps on how you can install program to a different drive from a store.

    • Go to windows settings.
    • Then click on System and then on Storage.
    • 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.



    Hope it helps.



    Naresh Kumar

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Naresh_K, Dec 5, 2018
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