Windows 10: Manual move of win apps in user/appdata

  1.    12 Sep 2016 #1

    Manual move of win apps in user/appdata


    Can you manually move win app folders from another location to user/appdata? ie

    I have a very large app 40gb that always has issues downloading. I managed to install it awhile ago and copied it to a backup drive. After windows reinstallation I would like to move that app folder back into user/appdata

    can I do this? how to I get the tile back onto the start menu to run it?
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  2.    12 Sep 2016 #2

    Hi, could you clarify just to be sure- do you mean a universal app from Store, or a traditional desktop program?

    For universal apps: please see this- from the Tutorial section - do have a look at that..
    Apps Save Location - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    You will probably be optimistic if you hope to move a universal app around from where you saved it.
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  3.    12 Sep 2016 #3

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, could you clarify just to be sure- do you mean a universal app from Store, or a traditional desktop program?

    For universal apps: please see this- from the Tutorial section - do have a look at that..
    Apps Save Location - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    yeah from the app store

    I've also tried backup/restore of all the apps. without success

    Fed up of failing 40gb (killer instinct game) and loosing other game saves when windows messes up
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  4.    12 Sep 2016 #4

    Hi, thought I'd post this very much on a FYI basis as it might be partly relevant in future (e.g. saved game data...?)
    How to Backup Apps Data in Windows 8.1, Windows 10

    It doesn't address your hope to move the app back, just app related data.
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  5.    12 Sep 2016 #5

    Thanks for that could be handy. By the looks of it there isn't really an easy official way
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  6.    12 Sep 2016 #6

    SEP555 said: View Post
    By the looks of it there isn't really an easy official way
    Copying an app isn't enough. It needs to be registered and that isn't trivial.

    A better solution would be to install it and then while Windows is working OK make a system image using Macrium or similar. Then when Windows messes up you can just restore that. If you do that weekly you'll never lose too much and not have to download it all again. It takes me about 7 minutes to backup and 3 to restore Windows onto an old USB 2 external drive but then I've not got much installed. Macrium does differential backups (i.e. only what has changed) so you wouldn't be backing up the 40GB every time.
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