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Beginner: How to See Used Drive Space for Metro Apps in Windows 8

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In Windows 8 there is no obvious way of checking how much space each Metro app is taking up–the option is actually hidden away in PC settings, read on to find out how to access it.

Viewing the Size of Metro Apps

Press the Windows + I keyboard combination and choose Change PC settings.

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When the new Control Panel opens, head into the General section.

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Scroll down on the right-hand side until you see the View app sizes button, then click on it.

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This will bring up a dialog that will show you the size of each Metro app you have installed.

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That’s all there is to it.

Taylor Gibb is a Microsoft MVP and all round geek, he loves everything from Windows 8 to Windows Server 2012 and even C# and PowerShell. You can also follow him on Google+

  • Published 08/25/12

Comments (10)

  1. Asgaro

    I feel bad for all the novice home users who will buy a desktop next year, and will have Windows 8 pre-installed. They won’t know what hit them, and all will be confused :’)
    I’m pretty sure this site will get a decent increase in traffic because everyone will need Win 8 tutorials. :)

  2. Fantasm

    I feel badly for all those people who are on limited bandwidth internet providers. They’ll be downloading a lot of apps then the bill will come in and that will be the end of that…

  3. r

    I feel bad for all the people who will spend money to replace their monitor just because they feel that they are missing out on Win8 touch-screen features

  4. Raging Piton

    I feel bad for all the people who uses XP, since they need 3rd party software just to open some pesky .pdf, .rar, .pdf, .iso or video-audio files.

    Come get Win 8 and save HDD space, internet bandwidth, time etc…

  5. lemRe

    I feel bad for XP users too, but I have a fast computer with tons of memory for running programs & storage.Windows7 is just fine

  6. Fantasm

    I feel bad for the people who will love windows 8…. because they don’t know any better….

  7. r

    I feel bad for the people who will love windows 8…. because they are convinced it’s good….

  8. so bad

    I feel bad for the above comments because they feel bad about something they shouldn’t feel bad about.

  9. so what

    I feel bad for people who read too much into comments, take them too seriously and then feel bad about them.

  10. BAD

    I feel bad bad because I feel bad

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