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How to view App Sizes and Available Storage in Windows 8

If you have installed any of the preview versions of Windows 8, you probably know that you can load your Windows PC with many useful apps. All the apps, paid as well as free, sport a ‘Metro’ interface and can be readily downloaded from the Windows Store.

While there appears no problem installing such applications on PCs, you certainly have to track your Tablet memory space, as it has fixed storage space (16 GB, 32 GB, 64GB, etc.). Tracking disk space usage will help you determine which app is consuming more space and help you decide which one’s to remove, should you feel the need to free up some disk space.

View App Sizes and Available Storage

To begin, move the cursor to the lower-right corner of your computer screen to bring up the Charms bar. Alternatively you can press Win+C  to get the same result.

Once the Charms bar shows up, click on ‘Settings’ and then select ‘Change PC settings’ option.

Next, under ‘PC settings’ select ‘General’ and scroll down until you find ‘Available Storage’ option.

When you find it, click on the ‘View app sizes’ button. Just above it you will also notice total amount of space used by all apps. All Windows 8 applications that are installed on your system are listed with their name and size here. The list is sorted by size from the largest to the smallest app. You can click or tap on any empty space to close this box.

Alternatively, you can press Win+W key, start type “app size”, and hit Enter to open the above settings window, to view the app sizes.

In this way, you can find which application is consuming more space and remove it if you feel.

Please note you can’t uninstall apps right from the menu. To do this, you have to go back to the start screen, right-click the app and select ‘Uninstall’ option from the toolbar menu. You can find the ‘Uninstall’ option at the bottom of the screen there.