Windows Store now lets you choose install location for large games and apps

The Windows Store can be a very convenient way of downloading apps and games. But so far the Store has had a major issue when it comes to large apps, seeing as it would install everything by default into the Windows partition.

While users could change the default app location to a different drive, having some granularity and extra control over the way the Store downloads apps was very important. And luckily this feature has now quietly showed up for Windows Insiders.

As noticed by a Reddit user, the Store now asks a user which drive he or she would like to use when downloading large apps and games. A new dialog box pops up asking which of the installed drives the user prefers. It’s worth pointing out that this is limited to only choosing a drive and doesn’t offer more granularity than that. Meanwhile, smaller apps will still use the default location which you can set in PC Settings.

We’ve tested this feature both on build 14361 and 14366, with both of them working fine, so it’s not exactly clear when this showed up. Still, this is a very useful feature, especially for those of us with low-storage notebooks.

Via: Reddit, Microsoft Insider

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