Move Microsoft Store Apps and Games to Another Drive

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Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Method 1: [Fastest] Move Microsoft Store Apps and Games to Another Drive Using Software Open EaseUS Todo PCTrans > Choose "App Migration" > Select apps...Full steps
Method 2: [Manual] Manually Change Microsoft Store Installation Location Head to Settings > App > Apps & Features > Find Games...Full steps

Where Are the Windows Store Apps  

You just downloaded a four-star game from the Microsoft Store. Easy games such as Gardenscapes, can take up at least 300MB of disk space not to mention other games that take up more space. 

where are the microsoft store games

Most people don't know where their Microsoft games are actually stored. You can crack the mystery today. The Microsoft apps and games are saved in:

C:\Program Files\WindowsApps 

But you are not allowed to access this folder. You receive this message You Don't Currently Have Permission To Access This Folder every time you try to access this folder. You cannot access this folder directly, you cannot change the apps' location by copy and paste. What else can you do? Here are two ways to change the location of Microsoft Store games or programs. Read on and follow the details below.

Method 1: Move Microsoft Store Apps and Games to Another Drive Using Software

Why not use an easy-to-use program? EaseUS Todo PCTrans Free is an easy PC transfer tool that can satisfy your needs. It can not only migrate apps to another drive, but also transfer your data, applications, and account settings from one PC to another for free quickly. More information about this software:

  • Supports more than 100 types of applications migration.
  • Supports almost all Windows OS - Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 & Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016/2019.
  • Three ways to transfer data and apps: PC to PC transfer, image transfer, and app migration.

You can get this software and transfer Microsoft games to another drive by the following steps:

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Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo PCTrans and select transfer mode

On the main screen of EaseUS Todo PCTrans, go to "App Migration" section and click "Start" to continue.

select transfer mode

Step 2. Select apps and another drive to transfer

1. Select the source partition and tick applications, programs and software (marked as "Yes") that you'd like to migrate.

2. Click triangle icon to select another drive or disk as your target device and click "Transfer" to start the migration.

Select apps to migrate

Step 3. Finish the migration process

When the transferring process finishes, click "OK" to complete.

You can restart your PC to keep all the changes, and you should be able to run your migrated apps on the other drive again.

finish app migration

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Method 2: Manually Change Microsoft Store Installation Location

This is a manual way to move the wanted app. Here, I move Candy Crush Soda Saga to Local Disk (D:). 

  • Step 1: Go to "Settings > Apps > Apps & features"
  • Step 2: Find the game and select "Move"

move microsoft store games to another drive manually

This is also easy, but not all games or apps have this feature to move to a different drive. For some apps, there is no such option as “Move” only "Uninstall". If you cannot move it, you can go back to Method 1 to solve your problem.

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Updated by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 7 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions about Windows & Mac data recovery, file/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.

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Move Microsoft Store Apps and Games to Another Drive

Try smart Windows 11 data transfer tool to move all data in 1 click.

EaseUS Todo PCTrans

  Free Download

Support Windows 11/10/8/7