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How to Specify a Default Drive to Install Windows 10 Apps

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By default, Windows 10 stores all new apps on the system hard drive, usually drive C. If you prefer to use a different drive (say, if your system drive is getting low on disk space), you can follow these steps to specify a different app install default drive.

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To change the default drive for storing your apps in Windows 10:

  1. Click Start, and then click Settings (the gear icon) to open the Settings app.
  2. Click System.
  3. Click the Storage tab.
  4. Click the Change Where New Content Is Saved link.
  5. In the New Apps Will Save To list, select the drive you want to use as the default for app installs.
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