I recently had to do some digging to figure out how to make Windows use the second drive on my computer by default for stuff like Windows Store Apps and Games as well as some of my files. I just added a second drive recently and wanted to install Forza Horizon 4 on my Windows PC, but the OS is on a smaller SSD that I don’t want to fill up with a game like Forza. Since it took me a moment to figure it out, I thought I’d be nice and create a little how-to guide here on my blog to help others out that may need direction on this as well. Pictures included!
Turns out it isn’t too hard to get this setup on your computer. Simply open up your Windows 10 settings by clicking on the cogwheel in your Start Menu
Once your Settings app opens up, you want to click on System.
Next, you need to look down the list on the left side of the window until you see Storage. Click on that to get to the storage settings on your computer.
The Storage settings allows you to see how much is stored on your computer’s hard drives and where to store stuff. On the right side of the window, you may need to scroll down until you see the line that says “Change where new content is saved.” Click that line to get to the next screen.
And this is the screen where you will change your storage. If you want Windows Store Apps to be saved to a second drive like the D: drive in this case, just click on the drop down menu, select the drive you want it to be saved on, and then click the apply button that appears next to the menu. You can do this for each item if you wish like I have done in my example. Change it how you want.
And that is it. Now you can install new Windows Store Apps, and they will end up on the drive you selected instead of the main drive.