The latest versions of Windows 10 allow the users to move Microsoft Store Apps from the C drive. It means you can move Windows 10 Apps from C drive. You can also change the default save location for new Windows 10 apps to another drive so that new apps from Windows Store will install directly to another drive. You can’t move default apps that came pre-installed with Windows 10, like Camera, Calculator, etc. But you can move other apps that you have installed from Windows Store.
This tutorial shows you, how to move Windows 10 apps, that you have downloaded and installed from the Microsoft store manually on the ‘C‘ drive, to another drive of your choice. The tutorial is quite simple and straightforward. So, let’s do it.
Move Windows 10 Apps from C Drive to D Drive
You can move Microsoft Apps from C drive to other drives like D or E drive. But before you start moving apps from the C drive, make sure to change the default save location for Microsoft Store apps to the same drive where you wish to move them. Otherwise, you will get the 0x80070005 error while moving the app. For example, if you want to move Microsoft apps to D drive, first change the “default app save location” to D drive.
Step 1: Open Apps Settings
To move Windows Apps from C drive to D drive or another drive we need to open Apps Settings. So, first open Settings by pressing the “Windows + I” key combination on the keyboard. Go to Settings and click on Apps.
Step 2: Select App to Move to D Drive (or Other Drive)
In Apps settings, you will find various options on the left side of the window. Click on Apps & features. You will see all of the installed apps (both default apps and downloaded apps from the Windows app store) on the right side.
Click on the app that you want to move to D drive (or another drive). You will see two options i.e. Move and Uninstall. You can use Uninstall option if you want to uninstall the selected app from your Windows 10 PC. Click on Move to move this app to another drive.
NOTE: You can’t move default apps. You can only move the apps you manually installed from Microsoft Store. The “Move” button is greyed out for preinstalled Windows 10 apps.
Step 3: Move the App to Other Drive
Now, you can choose the disk drive from the list, to which you want to move the selected app and click on Move.
The selected App will be moved to the selected disk drive. It may take some time to move the app to the selected drive depending on the size of the app.
NOTE: If you get 0x80070005 error while moving Microsoft Apps from C drive to D drive, you need to change default save location for Microsoft apps.
Move Microsoft Apps from C Drive to D Drive
Now, you can free a lot of space on your C drive by moving Microsoft apps to other drives. Additionally, you also need to change default save location for Microsoft Store apps before moving apps from C drive. Check following tutorial to change Default Save location for New Apps in Windows 10. If you don’t change default save location to same drive, you will get 0x80070005 error while moving apps.
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