You can Now Install Apps on SD Cards in Windows 10

Ivan Jenic By: Ivan Jenic
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Windows 10 Threshold 2 update is here for more than a week, and we’re still revealing its interesting additions and improvements. This time, Microsoft decided to bring one more option for storing apps from the store on your Windows 10 computer. Namely, besides choosing the disk partition where you want to store your apps on, you can also now store them on an external SD card.

This is a welcomed new addition, especially for users of Surface devices, because they didn’t have an option to store new apps to the SD card until now, which a lot of people considered a big flaw by Microsoft. An option to store files such as videos, documents, music, and pictures on the SD card was available before, but installing apps on the external memory wasn’t.

In case you’re not sure how to change the default save location of your apps to the SD card, just follow these instructions:

  1. Open Settings, and go to System
  2. Go to Storage, and then from New apps will save to menu, choose your SD card or any other external storage you havesave apps to sd card windows 10

Microsoft supposed to bring this option to Windows 10 users much earlier, but the company decided to delay it. Of course, users were not satisfied with the delay, because apps take the most storage space on Windows 10 devices, and the purpose of using SD cards is to free up that space. But now Surface owners and all other users of Windows 10 who are using SD cards will finally greet this addition, as they can now use the full potential of their external storage.

We have a lot of mixed feelings about the recent Threshold 2 update for Windows 10, because while it brought some really nice additions and improvements, it also caused a lot of problems to users. So tell us in the comments, what’s your experience with the latest update for Windows 10?

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