Xbox pc app - Refuses to use my primary game drive

Discus and support Xbox pc app - Refuses to use my primary game drive in XBoX Games and Apps to solve the problem; I have had Gears 5 installed since release via the XBOX app for PC on the very same drive as my other games. With some hickups on the way it worked... Discussion in 'XBoX Games and Apps' started by Smerjel, Oct 30, 2020.

  1. Smerjel
    Smerjel Guest

    Xbox pc app - Refuses to use my primary game drive


    I have had Gears 5 installed since release via the XBOX app for PC on the very same drive as my other games. With some hickups on the way it worked fine until suddenly it was lacking an update and just BROKE,

    It will no longer install on my secondary D: drive with 1TB of free space. If I try install directly to D: there is not enough space. If I install it on any other drive (which works fine) and then try to move it to D: it does not work.

    No apps from MS store can no longer be stored on D:

    I have tried:

    -reset and uninstall MS store

    -reset and uninstall gaming services

    -reset and uninstallXBOX app

    -Deleting the partition on D: and make a new one.

    -Using power shell to remove gaming services. Disabling xbox services and xbox auth services etc.

    -Error checked the drive (Samsung 860 EVO 1TB)

    Why on earth would my "game" drive just out of the blue become inaccesible for the XBOX app to install/move games to?

    Summary:

    MS no longer accept using the D: drive for installing apps/games.

    :)
     
    Smerjel, Oct 30, 2020
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  2. {Parity} Win User

    Games and Apps are not visible until plugging in external drive.

    Not sure but is the drive that you are attempting to read the games and apps from the primary drive?
  3. TheMrAJT Win User

    Minecraft Update stuck in a loop

    I had a similar issue with Ticket To Ride in the Xbox app on PC. Just refused to update - I uninstalled the game, restarted my PC then downloaded it all again and it worked like a treat. Maybe try that?
  4. JonahJoestar Win User

    Cannot log in to the PC game pass app.

    It's the Xbox (Beta) App on my PC. No error code shows up unfortunately. The app straight up refuses to take me to the sign on screen.

    I'll try that Xbox identity provider app for sure!
  5. madlypsykhotic Win User

    Xbox360 game saves offline

    Sorry... all games are stored and saved on my WD drive. Not the Xbox One S console. Only thing I have installed on the console is the OS, Apps. All games (digital and CDs) are stored on the WD drive. Set to primary as well for all games.
  6. itsNott Win User

    Installation von Spielen auf alter Festplatte in neuem PC?[Installation of games on an old hard drive in a new PC?]

    Hi Nott,

    Thanks for the reply. This is a difficult one as the old hard drive has files from the entire system of the old PC. This could mean the error is system files, game files or any other ones. The game pass folder are not accessible as they are for games you
    technically do not own. As you get them through game pass. Is the old hard drive a secondary one or the primary? As the best thing would be to reformat the drive so it would match the new PC.

    Thanks,

    Brad
    It's not the primary hard drive, but I really don't want to reformat it as it has almost 2 TB of data on it (games, work files... - and everything except for these games works perfectly fine). I'd have to buy another external hard drive just to save my files.

    Is it not possible to simply delete these files? By letting the Xbox app manually detect it or anything like that?
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