Windows 10 installs apps and applications on the system hard drive by default. If this is rather small in your computer and you use additional drives as data storage, you can move installed apps there.
This creates important space on the system drive, which you can then use for an optimized swap file, hibernation or other essential functions or applications.
This is particularly useful for small SSDs as system drives and additional built-in HDDs as data storage. With such a setup, you can use apps and applications with high performance requirements such as certain games, web browsers and video editing software specifically from the fast SSD. You just let less important and at the same time large apps run from the other drive.
It should be noted that only so-called “Modern Apps” can be moved from the Microsoft Store. Classic Windows applications such as the Chrome-Browser
The apps already preinstalled in Windows 10 such as calculator, alarm & clock, Cortana, Movies & TV as well as some optionally installable system apps like “Windows Terminal”.
Most Windows 10 apps can easily be moved to another drive. The following steps show you how to do this.