WinRT/Metro Style App Data

I was trying to find out where the WinRT apps files are stored and found 3 locations. Not sure how much benefit would be in digging deeper, but this could help in debugging your or reverse engineering someone else’s applications…

Application Manifests and a database of installed applications

%ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\AppRepository
e.g.
c:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\AppRepository\89006A2E.SketchBookExpress_1.0.0.2013_x64__tf1gferkr813w.xml

Application code and content/resource files

%ProgramFiles%\WindowsApps
e.g.
c:\Program Files\WindowsApps\89006A2E.SketchBookExpress_1.0.0.2013_x64__tf1gferkr813w\SketchBook.exe
c:\Program Files\WindowsApps\89006A2E.SketchBookExpress_1.0.0.2013_x64__tf1gferkr813w\AboutPage.xaml

Application settings and data storage (settings, saved documents, web cache, temporary data storage)

%LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages
e.g.
c:\Users\Filip\AppData\Local\Packages\89006A2E.SketchBookExpress_tf1gferkr813w\Settings\settings.dat
c:\Users\Filip\AppData\Local\Packages\89006A2E.SketchBookExpress_tf1gferkr813w\LocalState\SketchBook.tiff
c:\Users\Filip\AppData\Local\Packages\WinStore_cw5n1h2txyewy\AC\INetCookies\IY2KIDUJ.txt
c:\Users\Filip\AppData\Local\Packages\WinStore_cw5n1h2txyewy\AC\INetCacheY7EQF5Z\Frame[1].htm

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One thought on “WinRT/Metro Style App Data

  1. 夜雨寄北 says:

    Is useful for me.
    could you tell me what this folder is : \Local\Packages\Microsoft.WinJS.1.0_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    thanks

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