Windows 10: Change Default Location Where New Apps will Install

January 3rd, 2017 by Admin Leave a reply »

When you download an app from Windows Store, it just downloads the app without asking where you want to install it. By default, Windows 10 stores all apps in C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Local\Packages. If you find yourself always on the verge of running out of disk space on system(C:), you can change the default location where Windows 10 saves and installs new apps.

How to Change Default Location Where New Apps will Install?

  1. Open the Settings app. You can either click the Settings icon from Windows 10 Start Menu, or press the Windows key + I keyboard shortcut.

    open-settings-app

  2. Click on the System option.

    system-settings

  3. On the left-side, click Storage. On the right side under Save locations, select the drive you want New apps will save to and click Apply.

    new-apps-save-location

  4. Close the Settings app and restart your system. Now whenever you install a new app from Windows 10 Store, it will be installed in a newly-created folder named “WindowsApps” under the root path of your new default location.