Windows 10: New versions of uninstalled apps are being installed in %ProgramFiles%\WindowsApps

Discus and support New versions of uninstalled apps are being installed in %ProgramFiles%\WindowsApps in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Hi, I use a small SSD as my system drive and have had to clean up my disk due to there being under 2GB free for a while now. I have been lazy to act... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by AdrianHinton, Aug 4, 2019.

  1. New versions of uninstalled apps are being installed in %ProgramFiles%\WindowsApps


    Hi,


    I use a small SSD as my system drive and have had to clean up my disk due to there being under 2GB free for a while now. I have been lazy to act because all the space that has been eaten up has been within Windows folders. I finally investigated further and I as you can see from the screenshot, I had over 6GB taken by Candy Crush. After a little bit of stuffing around with ACL's, I had a nice little win.

    New versions of uninstalled apps are being installed in %ProgramFiles%\WindowsApps 43b3fa37-cce2-440d-bd76-b33473e3ba86?upload=true.png


    The problem is, however, I do not have Candy Crush installed. I uninstalled it years ago yet newer versions have been installed by Windows\Windows Store.

    I went through the store to see if I could remove this game from my account but I couldn't.

    Question:

    How can I remove previous purchases/downloads from my Microsoft Account?
    Regards,
    Adrian.

    :)
     
    AdrianHinton, Aug 4, 2019
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New versions of uninstalled apps are being installed in %ProgramFiles%\WindowsApps

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