Modify the installation directory (Appx)

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  1. tistou77

    tistou77 MDL Expert

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    Hello

    I would like to "move" the .Appx installation directory that I install (Windows 10 1809)

    So I modified this registry key,

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Appx]
    "PackageRoot" = "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps"

    But the apps still installs in C:\Program Files\WindowsApps
    Apps installed from an .appx file

    It is no longer possible to modify the installation directory ?

    Thanks
     
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  2. GodHand

    GodHand MDL Senior Member

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    Settings > System > Storage > "Change where new content is saved"
     
  3. tistou77

    tistou77 MDL Expert

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    Ok thanks,
    Will there be an option directly in regedit ?
     
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  4. GodHand

    GodHand MDL Senior Member

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    The path is saved to HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\PackageRoot

    You can easily return it in PowerShell by querying it and expanding the PackageRoot property:
    Code:
    Get-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx" -Name PackageRoot | Select-Object -ExpandProperty PackageRoot
    
    Though I have not manually changed this path myself and have always just used Settings (I also do not keep my apps on my C drive).
     
  5. tistou77

    tistou77 MDL Expert

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    Thanks,
    I tested with the modification in the registry but it does not work :(
     
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  6. tistou77

    tistou77 MDL Expert

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    Tested with the option Settings > System > Storage > "Change where new content is saved"
    It works but it installs directly to the root of the selected disk, not the choice of a directory / folder
     
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