Using the Pick a Drive for installation feature in Windows Store before downloading the app

Did you know that the Windows Store offers you an option to pick a drive for installation when you chose to download large games or apps from it? Sure most of us are aware that we can install all Windows 10 Apps to another Partition, External Drive, USB or SD Card by default or even Move Windows 10 Apps to another Drive, but Windows Store offering this option before the download is a relatively new option that not many of us may be aware of.

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Pick a Drive feature in Windows Store

When you open the Windows Store and search for an app or game to download to your Windows 10 computer, you click on the Install button to download and install the app on your computer.

The button changes to Working and you will soon see a popup that asks you to Pick a drive with enough space for installing it. From the drop-down, you can select the drive you want to install the app and click on the Install button.

If none of your drives has sufficient disk space, it will offer you a button to Create space – which otherwise will stay grayed out.

Windows Store does this before downloading the game or app so that you can select the drive where you want to install it.

You may not see this feature being offered for all the apps. It is available only for apps with a large download size.

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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.

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