The title most likely explains it all.
I have installed a fresh copy of Blender to my D: drive which is located on a HDD. My main OS is on a SSD. On it, Blender is a MSI-based x64 installation on a Windows 10 Pro machine. I found on the internet that we can actually choose a custom addons folder in Blender.
I have set my scripts folder as so:
Even though I set it to the D:\ drive, when I tried installing an addon, it was dumped into the C:\ drive. Then after one more Google search, I found that I have to do an EXTRA ‘irritating’ step, i.e. to do this:
HoW Do I SeT BLeNdEr tO dEfAuLt To tHe PrEfErEnCeS fOLdER?