The following guide provides you with instructions on how to move individual apps already installed on a machine running Windows 10 to another system, and to set the default save location for all newly installed or deployed apps on the system to another drive.
If you are low on space on drive c, or require space for other activities, then you may want to save programs and apps to another drive.
It is for instance common these days that a fast Solid State Drive with limited storage and a slower conventional hard drive with lots of storage are used. The Solid State Drive speeds up the operating system and important applications while the slower drive is being used for data storage and less important apps and programs.
When Windows 8 launched, it lacked options to move applications to another drive. While there was a way around this, it was rather complicated and not suitable for home use.
Windows 10 improves the usability of the process significantly. First, it provides you with options to move installed applications to another drive using the modern settings interface.
Second, it ships with preferences to set default save locations for apps and other data so that newly downloaded and installed applications and other files are saved directly to another drive.
Both options are available in the Settings menu.
Move apps in Windows 10
Once the Settings window open, do the following to move individual applications to another drive on a PC system running Windows 10:
Change Save Locations in Windows 10
Windows 10 ships with options to change save locations for apps, documents, music, pictures and videos. This is done in the modern settings as well.
It may look like a small improvement on first glance but the ability to change default storage locations and select removable media improves the usability for (some) users of Windows 10 quite a bit.Advertisement
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