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


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    Looks like a non-issue. They're all very small. RAM usage and CPU Cycles would be more important, I would think. But again, the resource footprint per App is very small. It's when you leave a lot of Apps running at the same time that they may add up. But in my laptop, they don't amount to much at all.
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    May be true today but who knows about future Apps. Always nice to have an extra tool in your pocket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwitalka View Post
    May be true today but who knows about future Apps. Always nice to have an extra tool in your pocket.

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    It's something that I was glad to see. You can never have too much information.

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    I too like having tools and information. I never meant to imply otherwise.

    You can clear all the Modern UI Tiles user data by flying out the Charms Bar, going to Settings, and clicking Tiles. Then click on Clear Data, and it confirms deletion. Then all the Live Tiles go "dead" until the next session. I do this when I log off. Right after using CCleaner on the Legacy Desktop. It's not much of a disk space or resource savings, but there are privacy implications.
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    Good tip Bob. Thanks for that. Does it appear just shutting down keeps some of your data in the live tiles? Or will this go the same thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Medico View Post
    Good tip Bob. Thanks for that. Does it appear just shutting down keeps some of your data in the live tiles? Or will this go the same thing?
    Oh yes! Nothing in your Modern Apps is deleted until you clear the Tiles as I outlined. They are deliberately saved at shutdown in their last used states. It's supposed to allow users to resume where they last left off. Tablet users (most devices, all OSes) have gotten used to this way of doing business with Apps. Now it's time for the rest of us to learn about this feature. Something to think about for everyone who upgrades.
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