Available? Windows 10 apps list with explanations of purpose?

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  1. Posts : 91
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    Available? Windows 10 apps list with explanations of purpose?


    I'd like to trim out a few apps from my new W10 installation, but I've no idea what some of these do. Has anyone run across a list of all the various W10 apps, together with their purposes?

    BTW: Kindly avoid posting such comments as "Why do you want to uninstall...?" etc. I just do, okay? Thank you.
    Last edited by teckneeculler; 18 May 2023 at 18:17.
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  2. Posts : 808
    Windows 10 Pro
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    Is it not obvious from their names what they do?
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  3. Posts : 1,225
    W10-Pro 22H2
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    I just googled, and this seems quite a good list:
    Screenshot Tour: The 29 New Universal Apps Included With Windows 10

    But you may not be able to (or only with some difficulty) remove some of them.
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
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    Search for the ones you have in the Store where they tend to have fuller explanations.
    - The Store App in your Start menu.
    - The Store is also available at https://apps.microsoft.com/store/app...ppsWindowsApps

    Denis
    Last edited by Try3; 18 May 2023 at 03:45.
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    Hello @teckneeculler,

    Besides that excellent link from @mngerhold, you could also look at those Apps & Programs that you have installed, as we can tend to forget over time, and then investigate those as well . . .

    > Control Panel > Programs & Features.

    Also, to see what you have installed, Copy & Paste the following command into a CMD Prompt and press Enter.

    Code:
    
    PowerShell "Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Select Name, PackageFullName | Out-String -Width 1000"

    I hope this helps.
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  6. Posts : 808
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    Revo uninstaler will help with this mission.
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  7. Posts : 91
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    Thread Starter
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    Thanks, everyone - great tips, excellent links.
    Hearsepilot: No, it's not obvious from the name what each app does. Like 3D Builder, Money and many more. Regarding uninstalling the common apps, they have their own uninstallers so there's no need for Revo or similar apps.
    But I doubt Revo will uninstall Edge, which is also on my Green Mile.

    EDIT: BTW, how many apps do you think are available? Guess again - they're more numerous than New York rats:
    Microsoft quietly reveals exactly how many Windows apps there actually are (and it's more than you think) - MSPoweruser

    Hint: More than 174.99m
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
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    If you decide to use PowerShell to list your apps, as suggested by Paul above, then using their MSStore descriptions to figure out what they do, you might find it handy to save Paul's output, the list of apps, to a file.
    Here is a modified form of Paul's suggestion that outputs the list straight into a csv file on your Desktop that can be opened in Excel.
    Paste both lines into an elevated PowerShell window
    Code:
    $ThisDesktop=(Get-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders" -Name "Desktop").Desktop
    Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Select Name, PackageFullName | Export-CSV -Path "$ThisDesktop\AppsList-Name-PackageFullName.csv" -NoTypeInformation


    All the best,
    And thanks for the rep,
    Denis



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    @teckneeculler

    One thing about Windows Apps... you can always put them back if desired. In fact, sometimes it's hard to keep them from coming back on their own.

    Anyway, I too felt that MS went overboard with Apps. After all, it is MY computer, not theirs.
    So me and my buddy REVO Uninstaller decided to "trim" the Windows Apps.
    I removed all the ones with RED dots...

    Available? Windows 10 apps list with explanations of purpose?-00000-revo-junk-removal.jpg





    The computer and my OCD were much happier after the... purge.
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  10. Posts : 1,225
    W10-Pro 22H2
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    Ghot said:
    @teckneeculler

    One thing about Windows Apps... you can always put them back if desired. D
    Provided you don’t remove the store! Now re- installed that twice with some dificulty. But I’ve never found anything worth installing bar an HEIC image handler.
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