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When I download an app from the Store app, where do they go?

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up vote 11 down vote accepted

It depends on your Windows 8 version:

Consumer preview, release preview, and final version:

C:\Program Files\WindowsApps

Developer preview:

C:\Program Files\Applications

However, it is a hidden folder, and if you try to access it, it will be prompted to you a "Access denied" box. I never tested, but this guide says you can unblock it.

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It's also in a hidden folder called WindowsApps in the final bits. – Louis Aug 18 '12 at 20:52
Note that you can't copy files from that folder from one Windows 8 install to another. They "won't work". – PJC Nov 7 '12 at 13:24

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