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How to Move Minecraft to Another Hard Drive

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Written by Kelly Houstan

Games are large in size and a lot of people prefer to install them on their secondary drives i.e., the one the operating system isn’t installed on actually. With Steam games such as, you can easily install them to other drives of your choice. This is especially helpful if you are with both an SSD and an HDD on your system and want to get the most out of it. You guys can also install games from the Microsoft Store, however, they install to your C drive by default. If you have installed Minecraft from the Microsoft Store and want to move it to a different drive, you can. Just read this article to know all about How to Move Minecraft to Another Hard Drive on Windows 10.

How to Move Minecraft to Another Hard Drive

First of all, open the Settings app and head to the Apps group of settings. Just wait for the list of installed apps to populate. Scroll down the list and also find Minecraft in the list as well. Tap on it and then you will see a Move button. Just tap on the move button and a small menu will open where you guys can select a drive to move Minecraft to.

It will not list the drive that Minecraft is already installed on actually. Choose the drive, and tap on Move. The move doesn’t really take long. If you have the game open, then you should close it. If you guys don’t, it will be forced closed.

After you move Minecraft or any UWP app in order to a drive that isn’t your Windows drive. A WindowsApps folder will be created in the drive you guys moved the app to. You guys won’t be able to access the contents of this folder without the admin rights. And even then you might have to change the ownership of the folder from its properties actually.


Minecraft should work just fine actually. Moving it to a different drive will not really remove the folders that the app created in your App Data folder actually. If you guys ever need to, you can move the game back to your C drive, or any other drive as well. The process is just the same. Whenever you guys click the Move button, the menu will list your C drive and many other available drives.

This only works for UWP apps as well. If you have installed the Java version of Minecraft, then you won’t be able to move it from the Settings app as well. You will have to use other apps in order to move it, or you can just uninstall it and install it again, however, choose a different location to install it to. It’s really easy to back up your worlds so you won’t lose anything.


Well, That is all from my side. If you want to know more about this article or have any queries. Then feel free to ask me anything in the comments section below.

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