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Safe to delete unused Metro apps folders

  1. #1

    Safe to delete unused Metro apps folders

    I've noticed that there are a lot of folders in C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Packages and their names sound like Metro apps. The folder contain subfolder for Metro apps I no longer use and even have uninstalled them.

    The question is: why weren't they deleted next to applications uninstalls and is it safe to delete them manually?

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  2. #2

    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    You could make a system image first & then delete them & see what happens.

    Someone else may have a better suggestion.
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  3. #3

    A good one! The reason I'm asking is to avoid that...

    They do no harm but I'm a maniac of removing anything that is useless.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit

    As David Bailey has said, if they are the installation Apps and you no longer need them, by all means delete them to save space.
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