How to Move Discord to Another Drive on Windows 11, 10, 8, And 7

The default location for downloading and installing discord may be on the C drive, which will take up the storage space of the C drive. To free up C drive space, you can learn how to move Discord to another drive.


By Dervish / Updated on May 12, 2023

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What is Discord?

Discord is an instant messaging software launched in 2015. Different from traditional chat software, Discord is suitable for integrated voice and text chat for gamers, allowing users to use Discord in the game to send text, pictures, emoji, video, voice and other ways to communicate. It also has many functions suitable for games, such as automatic user status to show which game someone is playing, etc. Discord currently covers multiple mainstream platforms including Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, and so on.

Why move Discord to another drive in Windows 11, 10, 8, 7?

Users may want to know how to install Discord on another drive based on the following points:

Since the default installation location of Windows is on the system drive (usually the C drive), when you do not change the download path, Discord will download and install it to the C drive by default. It means the data and OS are stored in one drive, which will cause the C drive full

With the continuous update of Discord and the caching of data, the C drive storage space will become smaller and smaller, which will make PC run slowly and even crash.

Because SSD has better performance, users may expect to move Discord to SSD for faster loading time.

How to move Discord to a different drive without data loss

Here, I will teach you how to move Discord to another drive and how to save the newly installed program in a new path.

▶ Part 1. Move Discord to another drive by App Mover

AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional (compatible with Windows 11, 10, 8, 7) is an excellent application mover tool. It can move the installed program to another drive without data loss, and the moved program can be booted in the new location. In addition to Discord, you can also move Steam or other games to another drive with a few clicks. You can also restore the moved program to its original location if you regret.

What’s more, if you are interested in migrating operating systems, you can also transfer OS to SSD. Don’t hesitate, please download the demo version to see how to move Discord to another drive and boot it successfully.

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Step 1. Install and launch it, click  the “App Mover” under "Free up".

Click App Mover

Step 2. In the new window, you will see all partitions. Please select the partition where the Discord located and click “Next”.

Step 3. Tick the Discord first. Then, select the drive where you want to move to, and click “Move”. (Take Office as an example)

Step 4. Read the warning and click “OK” to begin the process.

▶ Part 2. Change where new content is saved

In Windows 10, we can change where new content is saved in Settings, you can follow the steps:

Step 1. Press “Windows + I” in the desktop. Then, click System and choose Storage.

Step 2. Select “More storage settings” > “Where new content is saved in Settings”.

Step 3. You can select different types of new file storage paths in this window.

Final words

This is the full guide on how to move Discord to another drive. With the help of the AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, you can move installed apps to where you want, even move install programs to external hard drive.

There are more advanced functions you can try, such as SSD 4K alignment, wipe hard drive for reuse, convert disk from MBR to GPT, optimize hard drive for gaming, etc. If you are running Windows Server, please upgrade to Server Edition.

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.