Have you ever wondered why all the program get installed on C drive? Also, did you ever thought if you can move installed programs from C drive to another drive without breaking installation? Well, it is possible. And today I will tell you how to move installed programs to another drive in Windows 10. And the best part is that in the following guide, I will tell you about a very simple method which won’t interrupt the installation of the programs when you move them. You will be able to use your programs in the usual way. But they will be placed at another location.
FreeMove is the name of the tool that I am gonna use. This tool takes the folder of the program that you want to move from C drive to another. It actually creates a symbolic link in the C drive while it is moving the content of the program to any location you like. And in this way, your program will move correctly without breaking the installation. This is a helpful method in case you are running short on space in C drive. You can move big programs or large games from C drive to another drive to save space.
How to Move Installed Programs to another Drive in Windows 10 without Breaking Installation?
FreeMove is portable software and runs out of the box. The look and feel of this software is very simple. You will see it by yourself when you use this software. There are two simple fields that you have to fill with the correct information.
Without wasting so much time, in the “Move From” field, specify the installation folder of the program from C drive. And then in the next field, specify target path of the other drive or folder where you would like to move it. At last, click Move to start the transformation process.
When the software has done playing its part, it will create a symbolic link in the C drive which will point to the new location of the program. However, the actual location of the program is the one that you have changed.
The Bottom Line
A few months ago, the C drive on my computer became so full that I wasn’t able to download or install anything. Since I installed a lot of games and downloaded movies, they got all the space used up. And then I heard about this tool, FreeMove. I moved my games and other software to another drive and it literally saved my life. So if you are feeling this scene needs of moving installed programs to another drive in Windows 10 then get up now and try this tool right now. Apart from this, you can try Quicklook (MAC like feature in Windows 10).