(WIN 10) I can't download/save programs into my second disk

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    (WIN 10) I can't download/save programs into my second disk

    C: is the internal and F: is the external disk (pic down below). (The language on my laptop is set in german so i can't name everything correctly)

    So i moved all the files into the external disk. In Settings > System > Storage > Change location for new content i've set that everything will save in F:, including applications. I usually use Opera and i download the apps from there, it asks me where to save the setup and i choose F:. But still, it actually saves all the stuff into C:. When i go to Settings > Applications > Apps & Features and filter it to only C: it shows the applications i tried to save in F:. Except for the apps in the Microsoft store, they get saved in F:. How can i change that? I appreciate every help.

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  2. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Multi-boot Windows 10 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider

    The change location for Apps is for Store Apps, not 3rd party programs/applications. When you install a program it will go to Program files or Programs files (x86), on the C: drive, with any associated data to Program Data folder on C: drive. Opera installs to your User/appdata/local/programs folder.

    It's possible to change those default locations, but it is not supported nor recommended.


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  3. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909

    What I see is your C: drive is 32GB [less after formatting] and Win10 changed how much space is needed for installing/updating. I had the same problem with a 11" Notebook so relegated it to running a version of Linux. The 'new' process doesn't work with external drives such as USB Thumb drives, USB hard drives and SD cards. That's just a simple description of the issue. And many of the Notebooks with 32GB drives can't be physically upgraded of the hardware.
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