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Windows Store won't install app after i change location

  1. #1


    Posts : 22
    Windows 8.1

    Windows Store won't install app after i change location


    Hi

    After i changed the apps install location to D:/WindowsApps. I downloaded an app named VLC player and it says that it could not install



    i deleted D:/WindowsApps and switched back to the original location but when i install the same app again, it trying to install in D:/WindowsApps and the same error appear

    I reseted Windows Store and run CCleaner but Windows Store keep trying to install app in D:/WindowsApps

    please help me. i don't want to reinstall Windows 8 again because i already did 3 days ago

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  2. #2


    Posts : 156
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit


    Hello,

    It is not recommend to change the Windows Store apps install location. This will cause Windows Store apps or the store itself to stop working.

    1. press Win+R on the keyboard then type "regedit" and press enter.
    2. Go to following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx
    3. Change the string value PackageRoot to the value: WindowsDriveLetter:\Program Files\WindowsApps (If Windows don't let you change the value, try take ownership of the key and try again.)

    4. Reboot your PC and see if you can install apps.

    If you cannot install apps, try re-register Windows Store and try again.

    If you still can't install apps, refresh your PC may resolve the issue.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 156
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit


    System Restore may also help you to restore back to the time before you change the value.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by windows8use View Post
    Hello,

    It is not recommend to change the Windows Store apps install location. This will cause Windows Store apps or the store itself to stop working.

    1. press Win+R on the keyboard then type "regedit" and press enter.
    2. Go to following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx
    3. Change the string value PackageRoot to the value: WindowsDriveLetter:\Program Files\WindowsApps (If Windows don't let you change the value, try take ownership of the key and try again.)

    4. Reboot your PC and see if you can install apps.

    If you cannot install apps, try re-register Windows Store and try again.

    If you still can't install apps, refresh your PC may resolve the issue.
    i already changed to C:\Program Files\WindowsApps but it still trying to install on D:\
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  5. #5


    Posts : 156
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit


    Hello,
    In this situation, try to re-register Windows Store, if cannot solve the problem, then refresh your PC should help you.
    Store - Re-register in Windows 8 and 8.1
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by windows8use View Post
    Hello,
    In this situation, try to re-register Windows Store, if cannot solve the problem, then refresh your PC should help you.
    Store - Re-register in Windows 8 and 8.1
    still not working. it still attempt to install apps on D:/. only 2 apps and 1 game were broken but all other apps and games can install and works fine.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 156
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit


    Hello,
    If other apps can install and work properly, try uninstall the apps which are broken then reinstall them again.
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