Removing Windows Store App Install Location

  1. Forceflow's Avatar
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    Removing Windows Store App Install Location


    Because I saw all the E3 news I thought, I'll check out how to install Windows Store apps to a seperate drive, instead of on my main drive.
    Unfortunately, using the "Change Where New Content Is Saved" (as in this tutorial) settings pane for apps creates a bunch of folders in the root of the drive you change it to: "WindowsApps, WuDownloadCache" etc ...

    As someone who wants to keep his extra drives clean - I hate that.

    I've since changed the location back to my C: drive, moved all the apps out ... is there any way to get rid of these folders? I can take ownership of them and hard-delete them, but somehow I think there's still a notion somewhere in the registry that this is a location to install apps to

    Very clumsily implemented, MS.

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    Last edited by Forceflow; 09 Jun 2019 at 20:52.
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
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    You can of course delete them having booted to a command prompt or by booting from a live boot disk, if you wish.

    Very clumsily implemented, MS.
    - please note- we are users, not MS - best to make comments to MS via a MS-run site or via the Feedback Hub app.

    I've seen quite a number of problems users have run into when (attempting to) relocate default folders, various; mostly 'cos it's too easy to make mistakes by doing so. I've not seen your particular issue reported before - but perhaps it has been.
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  3. Forceflow's Avatar
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    dalchina said:
    - please note- we are users, not MS - best to make comments to MS via a MS-run site or via the Feedback Hub app.
    Oh, I know, sorry if that comment came off as being directed at the lovely people here. It was more of a general "fist towards the sky, shaking angrily" comment :)
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