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I've been trying to remove Windows 10 Bloatware including Candy Crush Saga, Bubble Witch Saga, and Minecraft.

First, I tried simply uninstalling them, but the folders for these apps are not being removed and remain in C:\Program Files\WindowsApps.

The most common solution I've seen researching this issue is to remove the app package through Powershell, but doing this still does not remove the folders.

Is it safe to simply delete the folders corresponding to each app?

Edit

Don't mess with the permissions in the WindowsApps folder...can not launch Windows Store even after two resets (one keeping files and one removing them).

Edit 2

Ended up reinstalling a windows from a fresh iso. Only solution I have found.

  • Even with the folders still there, the app is removed by right-click > Uninstall. Is there a reason you wish to remove the folders? – music2myear May 30 '18 at 17:18
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    "Is it safe to simply delete the folders corresponding to each app?" Yes. – Moab May 30 '18 at 18:51
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    The thing is that the folders still contain all of the app files, so they are taking up a good amount of space. – Andrew May 30 '18 at 22:39
  • I ended up reinstalling Windows from a fresh image. @Biswapriyo – Andrew Jun 9 '18 at 3:30
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You can use Bulk Crap Uninstaller for uninstalling bloatware and it will also remove residual files.

Steps:

  1. Download the program
  2. Run the installer and open the program
  3. Find the programs that you want to remove and check them
  4. Click the uninstall button Image
  5. Confirm the apps you want to uninstall and click 'Continue'
  6. Look through the settings and click 'Continue'
  7. Click 'Begin Uninstallation'
  8. Confirm the files and click delete
  9. Wait until the uninstaller finishes
  10. Click 'Search For Leftovers' to remove residual files

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