1.    18 Mar 2017 #1
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    Errors when installing apps on secondary HD and when moving them too


    hi guys! I have a big issue: I'm not able to install or move NON system apps to any other drive that is not C:\ (installation disk). On a side note I relocated my users folder to D: while installing following the guide present here into this forum, but I'm pretty sure it should not be related to that because I had the same identical setup a month ago when apps used to install on D or other drivers and because it is not only D: giving errors, it every disk but C:!

    I have a clean Windows installation that I made just two days ago, formatting my main C and D disks (C has more than 70 GB free and D has more than 400 GB free): installing aps on C works nice, but if I choose D or other drives installations always fail (on apps that I installed on secodaries disks only a month ago)
    : the error is the "usual" code 0x80073cf9 (searching the web does not give any specific reason).
    I have errors when trying to move apps from C to D (or other drives), too: error code 0x80073d0b.


    I don't really know where to ask for: Microsoft community is useless and gurus there always propose the same solutions for everything: sfc scannow, clean boot, bla bla bla. I already tried to reset store and unregister it but nothing helped..
    I also tried this Store Cache - Clear and Reset in Windows 10 and this Reinstall and Re-register Apps in Windows 8 and 10 without any sort of apparent result
    Maybe I should uninstall and install the store again, but I fear that I would lose it for ever..


    So, I really don't know what to do guys.. Do you have any suggestion, please?
    Thanks a lot!
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  2.    18 Mar 2017 #2
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    No aps should be saved to another drive. Even if you give it a drive letter and it does not come online, the OS is saying that you cannot do what you want, because the software engineers have coded windows to behave like that, unlike Linux you can do that on a drive that is enabled when the OS loads.
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  3.    19 Mar 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by bro67 View Post
    No aps should be saved to another drive. Even if you give it a drive letter and it does not come online, the OS is saying that you cannot do what you want, because the software engineers have coded windows to behave like that, unlike Linux you can do that on a drive that is enabled when the OS loads.
    could you please elaborate? I fear I did not understand what you mean..

    I'm only trying to use an option that Windows developers gave us, nothing more than that
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  4.    19 Mar 2017 #4
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    I've not had problems yet in Custom Installing programs on my D: drive and I store my Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures and Videos on the D: drive. My drive came split as 150GB C: and remainder as D: in my new ASUS computer 4 months ago. It's quite difficult to move programs as the install routine puts support files in Windows, creates the Icons and writes Registry entries, can be complicated in the move process versus the Install process.

    Custom Installing on other partitions can be affected by the program being installed, Microsoft Office usually insists upon installing a lot of itself on the same partition as the OS/Operating System. Installing on removable drives seldom works unless using the PAF/Portable Applications program and programs coded for PAF, there's several available such as LibreOffice. I never install on a second HDD in the computer as it may get changed or removed hence the second partition on the main or only HDD.
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  5.    19 Mar 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    I've not had problems yet in Custom Installing programs on my D: drive and I store my Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures and Videos on the D: drive. My drive came split as 150GB C: and remainder as D: in my new ASUS computer 4 months ago. It's quite difficult to move programs as the install routine puts support files in Windows, creates the Icons and writes Registry entries, can be complicated in the move process versus the Install process.

    Custom Installing on other partitions can be affected by the program being installed, Microsoft Office usually insists upon installing a lot of itself on the same partition as the OS/Operating System. Installing on removable drives seldom works unless using the PAF/Portable Applications program and programs coded for PAF, there's several available such as LibreOffice. I never install on a second HDD in the computer as it may get changed or removed hence the second partition on the main or only HDD.
    thanks I really got the point, and as long as I know there's actually no way to install MS Office anywhere but main installation disk (let's say C: )

    But I was only asking about apps from Store: as I'm sure you know we could also choose a different drive for apps too, not only for docs, photos etc..
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  6.    19 Mar 2017 #6
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    I haven't started using the Store yet but a couple of my clients have and they encountered the same issue of installing on the OS drive.
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  7.    20 Mar 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by brainvision View Post
    thanks I really got the point, and as long as I know there's actually no way to install MS Office anywhere but main installation disk (let's say C: )
    But I was only asking about apps from Store: as I'm sure you know we could also choose a different drive for apps too, not only for docs, photos etc..
    No you cannot install apps outside of the folder that they are stored in for windows. You would have to go into the windows code to change that behavior for something like maybe at max a few mb of space, if that. App's are so small in the coding that they do not affect drive space.
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  8.    20 Mar 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by bro67 View Post
    No you cannot install apps outside of the folder that they are stored in for windows. You would have to go into the windows code to change that behavior for something like maybe at max a few mb of space, if that. App's are so small in the coding that they do not affect drive space.
    sorry, I thought it was obvious: we're talking about moving/installing NEW apps, not system ones or apps embedded on Windows installation.

    - - - - -

    Now I just formatted everything and installed Widows again, relocating Users folder as well; then installed the few update available, signed into Windows, updated apps from Store, unistalled a few, and finally tried to install apps on second HD: it works, at the moment, so I guess (I hope!) it was an issue due to something broked into my previous Windows.

    thanks a lot for your help and hints guys!
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