WindowsApps folder is full of unnecessary apps [REMOVE THEM NOW]

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Windows 10 is a very complex operating system with hundreds of apps and processes runing in the background. Some of them came pre-installed, others have been installed by you or whoever uses the PC.

In many cases, Windows keeps its files organized in certain folders. As a result, there is a folder for almost anything, from Windows Updates to Windows Apps.

The WindowsApps folder can be found in C:\Program Files and it contains all the applications and their respective data.

But a lot of users are complaining that this folder has a lot of different versions of the same app that occupy a lot of disk space.

Here’s how one user describes the issue:

I see a lots of versions of the same app in C:\Program Files\WindowsApps. These are apps that I don’t even have installed. Overall they are taking up about 10GB.

Deleting them through Disk Cleanup had no effect. Also, trying to get rid of them by uninstalling the apps in Windows Settings or in Powershell failed.

How can I get rid of WindowsApps files?

The last solution, recommended by another user, is to simply delete them in File Explorer with administrator rights.

Note: Continue with caution. Only delete the files and folders that you’re 100% sure are not used by you or any other user, or aren’t necessary for other programs to work properly.

The process of deleting WindowsApps files and folders is quite simple. First, you’ll have to make sure that the administrator account is active or you have the necessary permissions to delete those files.

The simplest way is to take ownership of the folder. If you don’t know how to do that, we’ve prepared a step-by-step guide that will help you through the process.


Learn everything there is to know about the administrator account and how you can enable/disable it right here!


After you have administrative privileges, highlight the folders that you want to delete and press the Del key on your keyboard to send them in the Recycle Bin or hold Shift + Del keys to delete them permanently.

Repeat the process for all the unnecessary files and folders.

You can’t delete the WindowsApps folders? Follow this simple guide and learn how to delete any files or folders in Windows 10.

After that, your PC should be clean and you should have a lot more disk space available.

If you have any more questions or suggestions, don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments section below and we’ll be sure to check them out.

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