How to check app storage space in Windows 8 and 8.1


If your PC is running on Windows 8 or 8.1 and your hard disk is running out of space, while this may be the rare event that many of the hard disk drives today normally comes with TerraBytes of storage space. But not all the systems comes with TerraBytes of hard disk drives some come at 128 GB also. For Example, if you take Microsoft Surface and Surface Pro they start with just 64 GB of storage space. People who want to upgrade their hard drives to solid state drives may choose the lesser storage space due to the cost concern.

Most of the disk space is used by the apps that comes pre-installed with Windows 8 and you can find how much space each app is using and you don’t need any app you can delete it.

How to check app storage space in Windows 8 and 8.1

Windows 8.1

  • Go to the Charm bar and you will find the settings option and click on it or just press Win+C keys then you will be headed to Charm bar and click on Change PC settings to open the PC settings.
  • In the PC settings and find Search and apps and click on it.
  • Click on the App sizes to find the size of the apps.
  • Now in the right pane, you will be shown the amount of storage space used by each apps and the total available free space on the PC will also be displayed.
  • If you wish to uninstall any app, you can do it directly from here. Just click on the on the app ans select Uninstall.

Windows 8

  • Go to the settings menu.
  • Click on General option.
  • In the right pane click on View app sizes under the available storage. Now the list of apps using how much disk space will be displayed on a pop-up.

Check this link to how to delete the pre-installed programs on Windows 8.