Windows 8 Metro App - Space Hog

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by cnrez, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. cnrez

    cnrez MDL Novice

    Nov 9, 2009
    only in windows 8 / windows 2012 server

    while i'm looking into this folder,
    10-28-2012 4-58-47 PM.png

    why every time an application gets an updates, they make another copy of folder, with different name (same application)
    i think it's very inefficient, due to space consumes...

    here's the proof.

    10-28-2012 5-02-20 PM.jpg 10-28-2012 5-02-54 PM.jpg 10-28-2012 5-03-09 PM.jpg 10-28-2012 5-03-30 PM.jpg

    note : by default you cannot see / access folder "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps"
    you need to take ownership of the folder to see inside. or you can use Ubuntu Live CD / Hiren
  2. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

    Aug 19, 2009
    Windows Apps are far from efficient, it's definitely not a platform that you could use for all your computing needs (word processing to graphical design and full featured games). It's not download friendly either, so if using it on a mobile device you better make damn sure that you have the data bandwidth through your phone network provider (if this is how you are connecting). Windows Apps aren't space friendly, and they seem to include a considerable number of files.

    The system isn't well conceived, and has been said time and time again, 'one size fits all' is a stupid approach and the ONLY reason why we're stuck with a crappy UI etc is because Microsoft reckons it will help sell more Surface tablets.
  3. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

    Aug 12, 2010
    Way to completly miss the topic... He did not ask for your opinion on Metro.
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  4. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

    Feb 19, 2011
    PS: you can access folder "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps" without takeownership.. if you disabled UAC :D