Windows 10: Puzzled by sizes of Windows Apps folders on my desktops

Discus and support Puzzled by sizes of Windows Apps folders on my desktops in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Two desktop computers running Windows 10 Pro 20H2, with the exact same apps listed in Apps and Features. On computer A, C\Program Files\Windows Apps is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Wisewiz, May 4, 2021 at 4:38 AM.

  1. Wisewiz Win User

    Puzzled by sizes of Windows Apps folders on my desktops


    Two desktop computers running Windows 10 Pro 20H2, with the exact same apps listed in Apps and Features. On computer A, C\Program Files\Windows Apps is 5.58GB; on computer B, the same folder is only 1.5GB. How do I pare down the computer A tree? ( Sub-question: Does the size of the Windows Apps folder have anything directly to do with the Apps and Features list?)

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  2. dalchina Win User

    Puzzled by sizes of Windows Apps folders on my desktops

    Hi, Wiztree (free) and similar can give you a good view of what's there- you could take screenshots and compare...

    Puzzled by sizes of Windows Apps folders on my desktops [​IMG]



    Puzzled by sizes of Windows Apps folders on my desktops [​IMG]

    Well, that includes not just 'apps' as in UWP apps from the Store, but also 'desktop' programs (exe/dlls) - a mixed list.

    Here's Maps for example:

    Puzzled by sizes of Windows Apps folders on my desktops [​IMG]
     
  3. wiganken Win User
    Puzzled by sizes of Windows Apps folders on my desktops

    The following doesn't answer your query but introduces a new angle on it: -
    On my PC the "C\Program Files\Windows Apps" folder is empty. Could it be that the folder content is random which would explain the size differences?

    Puzzled by sizes of Windows Apps folders on my desktops [​IMG]
     
  4. Wisewiz Win User

    Puzzled by sizes of Windows Apps folders on my desktops

    Puzzled by sizes of Windows Apps folders on my desktops

    Two desktop computers running Windows 10 Pro 20H2, with the exact same apps listed in Apps and Features. On computer A, C\Program Files\Windows Apps is 5.58GB; on computer B, the same folder is only 1.5GB. How do I pare down the computer A tree? ( Sub-question: Does the size of the Windows Apps folder have anything directly to do with the Apps and Features list?)
     
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