Applications Mover Alternatives: Move Apps without Data Loss

This post will tell you two alternatives to Applications Mover. You can move your target software to a new location and successfully open it without losing data.


By Dervish / Updated on February 11, 2024

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Help! Applications Mover doesn't work



My Windows 10 warning me "C drive is full" today. C drive is system drive, but some third-part software are also downloaded here, and it is important that I cannot uninstall them. I tried to move these programs through Applications Mover, but it doesn’t work. What should I do?"


Alternative to Applications Mover on Windows 10 and 11

When Applications Mover does not work, you can turn to alternative ways. Here, I will show you how to move apps from one drive to another through App & features and a powerful App Mover expert.

▶ Method 1. Move applications from Settings

This feature can only move programs downloaded from the Microsoft Store, or the Apps & features move option grayed out.

Step 1. Press “Windows + I” to open Settings.

Step 2. Click Apps > Apps & features. Here you will find a list of apps installed on your system.

Step 3. Click the three vertical dots to choose “Move”


▶ Method 2. Move applications via App Mover without reinstalling

To move installed programs from one drive to another, the easiest and safest way is to rely on AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional.

This powerful software has a wide range of features to solve many hard drive and partition problems. Its built-in App Mover feature allows users to move installed programs from one drive to another without losing data. In addition, it also enables you to delete large files to free up space or allocate free space from drive to another for extending space.

Let's see how to use this application to move applications in Windows 11, 10, 8, 7.

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 Step 1. Install and launch PA Professional, click "Free up" on the top bar, then select the “App Mover”.

Click App Mover

Step 2. When the main interface of this function is opened through All Tools-->Other Tools-->App Mover, select the partition where the file to be moved exists and click “Next”.

Step 3. In this step, tick the applications you want to move and the location where the target file wants to move. Then click "Move"

Step 4. Decide if you want to move, and then click "OK".

Step 5. After the "Move" is completed, click "Finish" to return to the PA main interface.

At this step, the moving target applications have been completed. You can run the program in the new location successfully.

In addition to moving to a new drive, you can also restore the moved programs to the original path

Step 1. In the main interface, click "All Tools" and "App Mover".

Step 2. Click "Manage/Restore Apps", the applications you have moved before will be listed, choose one or multiple apps you want to restore and click "Restore".

Step 3. You will see a pop-up message to confirm forcibly closing running applications when restoring starts. Click "OK" to begin the process.


After reading the above steps, I believe you have found an Application Mover alternative. If you want to move applications according to your needs, AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional must be the best choice, because it will not be limited to moving apps in the Microsoft Store. To move apps in Windows Server 2022/2019/2016/2012 (R2)/2008 (R2)/2003, you can use AOMEI Partition Assistant Server,

Dervish · Staff Editor
Dervish is an English editor of AOMEI Technology; He is delicated to offering users easy and effecitve solutions for issuses related to disks and partitoins. In his spare time, he enjoy wathcning films, playing footable, traveling and so on.