By defect the file of the applications Windows 8 ” Windows Modern UI “(ex Metro) are on the partition where Windows 8 is installed (example:” c:\Program Files\WindowsApps « ).
For the users using hard disks SSD and having a large secondary disk, it can become very fast disturbing .
I suggest two ways to do this options :
- A automated via a micro-application carried out by W8F .
- A manual via a tutorial .
First step: copy the data
Via Windows Explorer (key Windows + E ), copy the “directory”. C:\Program Files\WindowsApps “in the directory you want to use.
Step 2: Editing the Windows registry
In the Windows registry, (key Windows , then type directly regedit and confirm with the key Entry ), go to the key ” HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx « .
Right-click on”. Appx « then”, then” Authorization “allows you to change the rights:
You must replace it owner current through either your account (ex “Alex”), either the account Director of the Board of Directors .
Once the account is replaced, you must change your rights by passing them on to ” Total control “instead of” Reading « .
All that remains is to modify the value of ” PackageRoot “by the new location ( for example: E:\Program Files\WindowsApps).
You can restore the rights by Reading instead of Total control .
Last step: restart Windows
It is surprising that Microsoft did not propose by default to change the directory of “WindowsApps”. A future update may allow the directory to be replaced without having to go through unofficial software / tutorials.