I have just completed a fresh install of my new laptop with windows 8 as it came with a load of pre-installed rubbish.
After deleting the apps that are pre-installed on any windows 8 install, I navigated to the where the apps are stored.
You can do this by going to your program folder and while viewing hidden folders there should be a folder called
WindowsApps. To gain access to it you have to manually assign yourself the ownership of the folder and contents.
Upon gaining access I noticed that all and every app I have ever used still resides in the folder, whether installed and then uninstalled. Why is this? I would have thought after an uninstall of an app it would have removed that app completely from the system?
How can I in the future make sure that the app is properly uninstalled (I hate having left over files), would it be safe to delete the folders of a currently uninstalled app?