How to Move Installed Programs To Another Location In Windows 10 ? 2 different Ways

Move Installed Programs To Another Location In Windows 10
How to Move Installed Programs To Another Location In Windows 10

No reason to worry. If your PC storage is running out of space. Because today we bring to you a windows guide. Through which you will learn How to Move Installed Programs to Another Location in Windows 10 in 2 different methods without single final damage or data loss.

Although in today’s technology storage is not an issue to worry about. But sometimes due to heavy installed games, software, and other files present in the drive, you might go out of space and the drive gets filled. The default program storage drive is the “C” drive. If this drive goes out of space. So, the leak of storage space affects the speed of your computer. As we said above, take it easy.

Windows gives you a built-in utility through which you can move installed programs to another location to free up some space. Although, moving the apps by any tool is the easiest method. We are sharing 3 methods to get the work done. We are going to show you how to use any tool as well as how to use windows default utility.

Take heed, before starting the process make sure to create a restore point. In case, of any fault or error, you should be able to restore the PC apps. To create a restore point follow the below easy steps.

How to Create A Restore point before moving Apps to another location?

Step 1: Press “Windows key” or click on “Start” to open the Start menu.

Windows Key
Windows key

Step 2: To search for restore point utility, type “Create a restore point”. As it appears through the search click on it.

Create a restore point
Create a restore point

Step 3: Now from “System Properties”, click on the “System Protect” Tab. Afterward, click on “Drive C” and click on the “Create” button.

System Protection
System Protection

Step 4: In this step name the restore point. As I named “Restore point x”.

Name the Restore Point
Name the Restore Point

Step 5: In the final step, you have to be patient. Because creating the restore point may take several minutes. Lastly, the successfully done tiny windows will appear.

Restore Point
Restore Point

How to Move Installed Programs To Another Location In Windows 10?

We are going to show you, 2 different methods to Move installed Programs to another location. In the first method, we use Windows utility built-in program. Afterward, we will show you doing with 3rd party apps. The Apps we are using are open source apps and completely free to use. All you have to do is download the App from the official website.

How to Move Installed Programs to Another Location In Windows 10 by Windows 10 Utility? 1st Method

In the below steps are moving the Apps which are downloaded from the App store.

Step 1: From the Start Menu search for “Apps and Features” and click.

How to move installed program to another location in windows 10
Apps and Features

Step 2: Select the program you want to move, click on “Move”, from the second pop-up window select the destination (as I select local Disk D or D drive), and click on the “Move” button.

How to move installed programs to another location in windows 10
Move installed Apps from C to D drive

How to Move Installed Programs to Another Location In Windows 10 using Steam Mover? 2nd Method

To download the Steam Mover software, Visit Google and type Download Steam Mover, click on the first Link as shown in the picture below. Once, the Website browses, click on the “Latest Version”. Then, a new webpage will browse, find the Download” button and click on it to download the Software.

Download Steam Mover
Download Steam Mover

Step 1: Once, the download is complete. Unzip the download files. Double click on the setup to run it.

Run Steam Mover
Run Steam Mover

Step 3: Now click on “Browse” to browse the files, Afterward click on the “Program Files”, then click on the “Browse “ button in the alternative Folder. Finally, click on “OK”.

move installed programs to another location in windows 10
Move installed Apps from C to D drive

Step 4: Select the program you want to move by clicking on its folder and click on the “Arrow” button.

move installed programs to another location in windows 10
Click on Arrow

Afterward, a cmd command will run automatically. be patient until the command window closes.

CMD Commands

For confirmation, open the destination drive. And search for the folder. As I have moved the Alienware folder so, you have to search for the apps/program you moved.

Destination Folder

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Conclusion:

Today, we brought to you 2 different methods to move installed programs to another location in Windows. We hope these methods will help to complete the task easily. In case of any error or problem, please contact us. Share your ideas with us through the comment section. Stay tuned.

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