Latest versions of Windows 10 allows the users to move Microsoft Store Apps from C drive. It means you can move Windows 10 Apps from C drive. You can also change default save location for new Windows 10 apps to other drive, so that new apps from Windows Store will install directly to other 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 Microsoft store manually on ‘C’ drive, to another drive of your choice. Tutorial is quite simple and straight forward. 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 C drive, make sure to change default save location for Microsoft Store apps to same drive where you wish to move them. Otherwise, you will get 0x80070005 error while moving the app. For example, if you want to move Microsoft apps to D drive, first change default app save location to D drive.
Step 1: Open Apps Settings
To move Windows Apps from C drive to D drive or other drive we need to open Apps Settings. So, first open Settings by pressing “Windows + I” key combination on 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 left side of the window. Click on Apps & features. You will see all of the installed apps (both default apps and downloaded apps from Windows app store) on the right side.
Click on the app that you want to move to D drive (or other drive). You will see two options i.e. Move and Uninstall. You can use Uninstall option if you want to uninstall selected app from your Windows 10 PC. Click on Move to move this app to other 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.
Now, you can choose the disk drive from the list, to which you want to move the selected app and click on Move.
Selected App will be moved to selected disk drive. It may take some time to move app to the selected drive depending upon the size of 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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