Fix Error Code 0x80073cf4 when Moving Microsoft Store Apps

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Windows 10 allows you to move applications to another location if the developer allows it. However, errors can sometimes occur if the transfer of applications from one party to another fails and the error code is 0x80073cf4. This usually happens when you move large requests and you get an error message saying, “We couldn’t move the app. The operation did not complete successfully. Error code 0x80073cf4”.

The error code indicates a specific problem, which is according to the Microsoft information:


In other words, there is not enough memory space in your computer. You need to free up space on the target drive or part of it and then try to move the application again.

I’m not even sure if this is a problem. If you simply don’t have enough space on your hard drive to install a particular application, you will get this error message.

The obvious solution in this case is to clean your hard drive and free up space for the application you want to install. Windows 10 allows you to change the folder where new applications are stored. So, if you don’t want to delete anything from your disk, you can always move the new application to another folder.

Moving the New App to Another Drive

And here’s how to do it:

  • Go to Settings
  • Go to System > Storage
  • Click on “Change” to save the new content
  • Choose the Save New Apps to Another Hard Drive section

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Increase Disk Space on your Windows 10 Computer

Once you know which files are taking up space, you can move them to another location or external storage. Even uploading to online storage is convenient these days. Make sure you have more than twice the storage space compared to the actual size of the application you want to move.

Go to Settings (Win + I) and navigate to Applications and Features. Locate the application you want to move and note the size of the application. Make sure there is more space available on the destination drive.

Uninstall the Apps using the PowerShell Command and Reinstall it.

  • Search for Windows PowerShell in the search bar.
  • Right-click on the same thing in the list and choose
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  • Then copy and paste Get-appxpackage AppName | Remove-appackage and press
  • Come on in.
  • Then try to install
  • Microsoft Store, then try moving the application.

Install the App on a Separate Drive in Windows 10

  • Press the Windows + I key together to open the settings.
  • Click System > Memory.
  • Click Edit, where the new content is saved under Other Storage Settings.
  • Select drive D from the drop-down menu under “New requests are saved as”.

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