How to Clear history of Windows 8 Store Apps

by Venkat eswarlu on November 8, 2012

in How to,tips and tricks

Is it possible to clear Windows 8 store apps, aka metro apps history? Yes, but the option is buried deep in PC Settings, here is how to find and delete it. Windows 8 apps designed in such a way that they always be running in the background consuming system resources no matter if you close them. Neither Windows built-in disk cleanup utility nor popular CCleaner clears history of apps, so how to delete apps history in Windows 8?, Follow step by step mentioned below.

Deleting Windows 8 Store apps history

1.  Use Win +I to open Settings on sidebar

2.  Click on “Change PC Settings” at the bottom.

3. Now in PC Settings, select ‘General’ and click “Delete history” on right.

delete recent apps histrory thumb How to Clear history of Windows 8 Store Apps

Note: The apps you installed from Windows 8 Store now officially called as “Windows 8 Store  Apps”, so we should stop calling them as metro apps (and also as Windows 8 apps) and of course, Metro UI now being officially called by Microsoft as Modern UI.


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windowser February 3, 2013 at 6:45 pm

Your method doesn’t work at all :(


Venkat eswarlu February 3, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Can you be more specific? I mean for which apps you’ve observed history not deleted? history on switcher clears immediately, is that OK on your end?.


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