Install Windows 10 Apps to another Partition, External Drive, USB or SD Card

Windows 10 November Update Version 1511 brings with it one useful feature. You can now install apps to any other Partition, External Drive, USB or SD Card. You can change the path of the default installation directory, for new apps. This post shows how to install Windows 10 Apps to another Partition or an External Drive in Windows 10.

Install Apps to another Partition or External Drive

Install Apps to another Partition or External Drive

If you need to install apps in a different location, you can change the default installation location for apps in Windows 10.

To do so, open the Settings > System settings.

Next, click on Storage in the left pane.

Scroll down a bit and find Save locations.

Here, you can select any drive under the menu that says New apps will save to.

You can save your new apps to another drive or partition or you can save it to an already connected USB.

Using this feature you can save new  apps to another partition, an external drive, an SD Card or a USB Pen drive.

This feature will be very helpful if you are facing disk space constraints on your System Drive.

You can move Windows 10 Apps to another Drive or change default Save location for Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos. You can also Pick a Drive for installation in Windows Store before downloading the app.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Andrey

    Which directory the apps will be stored on another disk?

  2. Benjamin Lingebark

    Mine is greyed out if i want to change the New app folder so i cant change it to my D drive :S

  3. firefighter53

    check out the post on using the registry edit to change the default install location.

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