How to uninstall Windows Store apps with CCleaner

This might be news to some, but it is entirely possible to uninstall Windows 10 apps using CCleaner. Not everyone will find this useful, but for those who want to uninstall apps by other means, this popular program is needed. CCleaner 5.10.5373 onwards now lets you uninstall even Windows Store apps, along with the usual desktop programs.

uninstall Windows Store apps with CCleaner

Once the program is up and running, it should no different than the previous version. The main changes are under the hood, along with the ability to uninstall Windows Store apps. Now, we all know what CCleaner is capable of, so we’re not going to dig into that today.

Uninstall Windows Store apps with CCleaner

CCleaner should start with the “Cleaner” category opened. Here users should be able to see the “Windows” tab and the “Applications” tab. But these are not what we’re looking for, so click on the “Tools” tab and then click on “Uninstall”. In fact, it should come up automatically since it is the first on the list.

From here, users should be able to view a list of Windows Store apps mixed with regular x86 programs. We would have preferred if they were separated because there are differences when it comes down to programs and apps.

To find the app that needs to be uninstalled, just scroll down until it is visible. Click it and then click on “Uninstall” and watch as it disappears from your computer. It is also possible to Rename and Delete some apps or programs from this list. There’s also a Repair feature, but it only works with x86 programs.

Now, while we do welcome this feature, it doesn’t mean much unless there an issue with uninstalling Windows Store apps the regular way – which is by simply right-clicking its icon and selecting Uninstall. The inability to uninstall multiple apps in bulk is also a problem. Instead of launching CCleaner to uninstall a single app, we could do that the regular way.

As it stands right now, this feature has little use to us, but it might have more use to others, so we’re not going to write it off completely. Visit the CCleaner website to download the latest version.

We just hope the developers add bulk uninstall and separate Windows Store apps from x86 programs in a future release.

While on the subject, some of you may want to take a look at our 10AppsManager. It is a freeware that will allow you to easily uninstall and reinstall the default, built-in, preinstalled Windows Store apps in Windows 10.

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