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Delete content in the /windowsapps/deleted folder

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    Delete content in the /windowsapps/deleted folder


    How do you delete the content of the C:/program files/windowsapps/deleted folder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3DPiper View Post
    How do you delete the content of the C:/program files/windowsapps/deleted folder?
    You do have to 'Take Ownership' of the folder, I know that but I've never seen anything in mine so, beyond that, I'm not sure.
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    Are you looking to delete Apps?

    Link: https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
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    Just trying to free up some space.. I assume this is like a windows apps recycling bin, but I can't figure out how to empty it...
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    The above link will remove the apps from your computer which will free up space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ectech View Post
    Are you looking to delete Apps?

    Link: https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
    Mornin' ectech:
    I think he was talkin about this folder; I've never seen anything in mine no matter what I try to delete, uninstall, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3DPiper View Post
    Just trying to free up some space.. I assume this is like a windows apps recycling bin, but I can't figure out how to empty it...
    Hi 3DPiper:
    Is there items in 'that' folder on your machine?
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    Mornin' ectech:
    I think he was talkin about this folder; I've never seen anything in mine no matter what I try to delete, uninstall, etc.
    I agree, I've never seen anything in that folder either. You can however delete any folders from apps in the windowsapps folder to free up more space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ectech View Post
    You can however delete any folders from apps in the windowsapps folder to free up more space.
    But you should follow ectech earlier link and use DISM to remove apps - something like this

    dism /image:%mount% /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.BingFinance_1.2.0.135_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ectech View Post
    You can however delete any folders from apps in the windowsapps folder to free up more space.
    But you should follow ectech earlier link and use DISM to remove apps - something like this

    dism /image:%mount% /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.BingFinance_1.2.0.135_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    Absolutely! I've 'Taken Ownership' of App Folders in the past and simply deleted them then immediately experienced problems in the Store and other areas.
    I think Microsoft's App Provision/Backup system, etc. is a bit more complex than, say, the Android/Google system!
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