Windows 11 Default Applications Take Up 1.5GB More Storage Space

Windows 11 Default App Size

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NESABAMEDIA.COMLike many other operating systems, Microsoft also provides many default apps with Windows 11, Windows 10 and others. While some users find this default application helpful, others may find it more like bloatware.

If you belong to the second type of user, then maybe you often wonder how much storage space is used by this default application. A recent report received by nesabamedia.com highlights this question.

Using the capabilities possessed by PowerShell, the nesabamedia.com source was able to find out how much storage space is being used by the default Windows 11 application.

As you can see in the screenshot below, the apps have been sorted by size in descending order, which means Microsoft Teams is the largest app of all, as it takes up 91MB of space.

Windows 11 Default App Size

Windows 11 Default App Size

But seeing how some of the apps listed, like the Microsoft Store app only took up 11kB of space, some more digging was done.

It was found that there are two separate folders for the application, and the actual total size of the application is around 37MB, which is visible in the “Sum” section. That’s almost an increase of 3500 times from its original 11kB.

Original Microsoft Store App Size

Original Microsoft Store App Size

The same thing was then done on all the Windows 11 default applications, and the total storage space consumed by all those applications reached 1.6GB. Maybe this doesn’t take up much storage space for users who routinely use the Windows 11 default application, but for those who rarely or never use it, you may want to delete it.

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Here’s how you can see the size of all Windows default apps in PowerShell, both the real default ones and those downloaded from Microsoft Storeusing the following script:

Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -online | % {

# Get the main app package location using the manifest

$loc = Split-Path ( [Environment]::ExpandEnvironmentVariables($_.InstallLocation) ) -Parent

If ((Split-Path $loc -Leaf) -ieq ‘AppxMetadata’) {

$loc = Split-Path $loc -Parent

}

# Get a pattern for finding related folders

$matching = Join-Path -Path (Split-Path $loc -Parent) -ChildPath “$($_.DisplayName)*”

$size = (Get-ChildItem $matching -Recurse -ErrorAction Ignore | Measure-Object -Property Length -Sum).Sum

# Add the results to the output

$_ | Add-Member -NotePropertyName Size -NotePropertyValue $size

$_ | Add-Member -NotePropertyName InstallFolder -NotePropertyValue $loc

$_

} | Select DisplayName, PackageName, Version, InstallFolder, Size

The WindowsApps folder is generally hidden by default, so make sure to unhide it first.

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