Microsoft is working on a new feature, spotted in the latest Windows 10 insiders preview build 20201, that will allow you to automatically archive apps without impacting the saved data. This will be useful when you have huge apps installed but you don't use a large set of them.


The feature is only applicable to the apps that you download from the Microsoft Store. To know how to turn ON the automatic archiving of apps, continue reading further.



Windows 10 will allow you to automatically archive apps that you don't use frequently


"Archive apps" feature has been spotted in the latest Windows 10 build 20201, which has been recently rolled out to the Windows Insiders from the development branch. Though the software giant didn't talk about it in the Release Notes, that's something Microsoft is currently working and soon to be launched officially.


The feature will save storage space and internet bandwidth for those apps that you don't use frequently. It will archive those automatically. Your files and other data will be saved. If you launch the app next time, it will connect to the internet to restore the full version.


How to turn ON the auto apps archiving feature on Windows 10?

The feature is enabled by default. If you are using Windows 10 build 20201 or higher, follow the steps as mentioned below to check and enable the "Archive apps" feature:

  1. Open the Windows 10 Settings app.
  2. Navigate to Apps | Apps & features.
  3. Toggle ON the feature that says "Archive apps".



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