How to Move Offline Maps to Another Drive in Windows 10

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In this article, we will see how to move offline maps to another drive in Windows 10. If you use Windows 10 on a tablet or some other mobile device, your main drive may not have enough capacity. Let's see how to configure Windows 10 to store offline maps on another partition or hard drive and save space on your system partition.

Windows 10 comes with a built-in Maps app powered by Bing Maps. It is Microsoft's own answer to Google Maps which are available on Android and online. Maps can be useful because of voice navigation and turn-by-turn directions. They can be used to quickly to find directions or locate a building.
The maps app has landscape mode and supports turn-by-turn directions for quick glanceable information so you can watch your mobile device's screen while you are on-the-go. The maps app also has a nice guided transit mode which comes with notifications for your stops. The Maps app has its own section in Settings.
Offline maps are available even when your device has no internet connectivity. See How to Download Offline Maps in Windows 10.

To move offline maps to another drive in Windows 10, do the following.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to Apps & security -> Maps.
  3. On the right, select a new drive under Storage location to store your offline maps.

You are done. All your existing offline maps will now be moved to the new location. This can take several minutes.

You can move your offline maps to any internal or external drive like USB drives and SD cards. It is not possible to use mapped network drives as your new drive for maps in Windows 10. If you moved your maps to a removable drive and then disconnected that drive, they will no longer work until the drive is connected again.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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