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Change Windows 8 appstore apps save location?

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Hi all!

I just built my first PC, and I am loving having the OS on my SSD drive.

However, my drive is only 256gb, and it's already down to 200gb from updates and all that. How do I change my save location of my apps to my other internal HD? I have 1TB of space that I would like to be able to use.

I am a new PC user, coming from my iMac, so I'm pretty new to all of this.

Thanks for the support!

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I also want to be able to have all future downloads save onto my secondary HD, and not my SSD. I want my SSD just for the OS.

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Hi all!

I just built my first PC, and I am loving having the OS on my SSD drive.

However, my drive is only 256gb, and it's already down to 200gb from updates and all that. How do I change my save location of my apps to my other internal HD? I have 1TB of space that I would like to be able to use.

I am a new PC user, coming from my iMac, so I'm pretty new to all of this.

Thanks for the support!

You can use custom location for desktop apps.. but not Metro apps.. but maybe Windows Blue might have custom location.. We will see.

And if you download the apps or documents from the web, you can save them to your data drive.

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Or that's lame... So I can't download metro apps from the app store to my internal hard drive?? If I would've known that, I would've gotten a bigger SSD..

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Apps from the store are linked to your Microsoft Account and stored on ther cloud servers. If you reformat/reset your system, you can re-download the store apps again without paying again.

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Also, the Metro apps are pretty damned small. They should use much of your SSD.

If you find you have stuff you want to move from your SSD to your HDD, take a look at this command:

mklink /j <source> <destination>

It tells the NTFS system the files are saved somewhere else, essentially a symbolic link.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753194(v=ws.10).aspx

Make sure you read the documentation before you play with it :)

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you CAN change the location. follow this tutorial.

http://www.askvg.com...n-in-windows-8/

if you come into problems,just ask here ill help you out.

Ah, I didn't know about that.. Thanks for the info.

I will try it out when I get a chance. If I find a problem, I will let you know.

Thanks again.

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Ah, I didn't know about that.. Thanks for the info.

I will try it out when I get a chance. If I find a problem, I will let you know.

Thanks again.

np,good luck

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This method does no longer work on windows 8.1. I read that another method proposed was by using symlink between the folder in C:\Program files and another one you choice. Does someone know if this methods still works in 8.1 and/or if there is some different way to move your metro app from C to another drive? :)

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