Windows 10: Windows Store save location only show C: D:, not E F G H???

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  1.    25 Sep 2016 #11

    I ran a lot of the different repair options in Tweaking.com's program (in safe mode after a full power off for a few minutes).
    I ran a couple at a time and checked Windows Store and Storage sense between each and there was no change..

    I could try to repair the installation.. Im gonna think a bit about it before i do anything.

    Will keep this thread updated tho, if anyone has any more suggestions for fixes except for a repair/reinstall then let me know here.

    Thanks for your help so far, dalchina
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  2.    25 Sep 2016 #12

    Here are some diagnostic tools from the Tutorial section:
    Storage Diagnostic Tool - Use in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    https://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1308362-cant-change-windows-10-apps-save-location-to-a-different-drive/


    Discussed at length there. One report showed a clean install fixed the problem.
    Another viewpoint: some aspect of the other disk drives.

    Here's a semi-random suggestion prompted by that:
    Launch disk management (Windows key + R, diskmgmt.msc)
    Change the drive letter of one of the missing drives to (say) R.
    Restart
    See if that drive has appeared.
    Change the drive letter back again.

    Try running chkdsk on one of the drives not appearing.
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  3.    27 Sep 2016 #13

    Hello again,

    I read that thread on neowin, that guy had the exact same problem as me! Too bad they didnt find a solution.

    I ran the Storage diagnostic tool and went through the data it provided, this however, did not provide me with anything really. I ended up running chkdsk on a couple of my other drives because they had some errors.

    Tried changing driveletters on one drive to see if that would help and it didnt, also didnt help to disconnect and reconnect physically..

    Yesterday i ended up reinstalling Windows 10 from scratch (formatted drive etc.) and everything is working.. Storage sense is showing all drives, windows store is letting me install apps to all drives.

    I am no closer to figuring out why this happened, but hopefully this thread will help someone else with their troubleshooting. I have a hard time believing that a complete reinstall is the only solution to this.

    Thanks for your help dalchina, its much appreciated even tho we didnt get to the finish line.
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  4.    27 Sep 2016 #14

    Hi, sometimes there's no other way. We don't know all the ins and outs of the OS not being its designers.. and it's inevitable sometimes things go wrong we can't correct. I find it sad that MS doesn't create a huge knowledge base of fixes (they used to produce 'Fixits'). But to me Windows' greatest vulnerability is that users and programs can pretty much write all over it.

    With that, random corruption, supporting so many platforms, 1000s of applications and devices. it's remarkable the OS survives as well as it does.

    It's also clear too many MS responses on technet are standardised and limited, with some exceptions.

    MS hasn't moved on from days when disks were tiny. Isolating the OS from programs and users such that it is separately maintainable for the most part from programs and user data would make it so much more reliable. Instead we still struggle to try to persuade users simply to move data off C:.
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  5.    27 Sep 2016 #15

    Well I guess since I haven't received any useful help from the Microsoft forums I'll go ahead and try a fresh install as well. Any tips on keeping application data? Or should I just copy over everything from my C: drive onto my E: drive and then reinstall?
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  6.    28 Sep 2016 #16

    If you don't wish to try an in-place upgrade repair install (see my post on the 1st page) then
    a. Use disk imaging (Macrium Reflect (free) + its boot medium + external storage) to image your system disk.
    That way you have a complete backup and won't be frustrated when you find you've forgotten something.
    Continue to use disk imaging routinely when you have your first working system, starting by creating a base image.
    b. Format your system disk or delete all partitions you don't need
    c. Clean install to unallocated space.
    d. If you use a SSD make sure your BIOS is set to use AHCI not IDE
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    28 Sep 2016 #17

    dalchina said: View Post
    If you don't wish to try an in-place upgrade repair install (see my post on the 1st page) then
    a. Use disk imaging (Macrium Reflect (free) + its boot medium + external storage) to image your system disk.
    That way you have a complete backup and won't be frustrated when you find you've forgotten something.
    Continue to use disk imaging routinely when you have your first working system, starting by creating a base image.
    b. Format your system disk or delete all partitions you don't need
    c. Clean install to unallocated space.
    d. If you use a SSD make sure your BIOS is set to use AHCI not IDE
    I appreciate it. I'll let you know how it goes when I'm done with tests for the week. Thanks again for the advice.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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