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|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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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"
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.
About the Author
Updated by Tracy King
Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 10 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions to resolve Windows & Mac data recovery, data backup, partition management, data transfer, Windows update issues, etc.
Brithny is a technology enthusiast, aiming to make readers' tech lives easy and enjoyable. She loves exploring new technologies and writing technical how-to tips. In her spare time, she loves sharing things about her favorite singer - Taylor Swift on her Facebook or Twitter.
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EaseUS Todo PCTrans Free is a useful and and reliable software solution created to serve in computer migration operations, be it from one machine to another or from an earlier version of your OS to a newer one. Read More
EaseUS Todo PCTrans is by the folks at EaseUS who make incredible tools that let you manage your backups and recover your dead hard disks. While it is not an official tool, EaseUS has a reputation for being very good with their software and code.Read More
It offers the ability to move your entire user account from your old computer, meaning everything is quickly migrated. You still get to keep your Windows installation (and the relevant drivers for your new PC), but you also get all your apps, settings, preferences, images, documents and other important data. Read More
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