Why Uninstalled Games Still Taking Up Space

I just uninstalled a game from the Apps & Features in Windows settings. However, this game still appears to be taking up space, as the 'space-free' GB on the drive hasn't changed. Why are uninstalled games still taking up space? Any solutions?

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Roxanne· Answered on Feb 27, 2024

Why Uninstalled Games Still Taking Up Space

When you uninstall games to free up space for installing new games, you may find the uninstalled games still taking up space on your hard drive. Then, let's explore why the uninstalled game still takes up disk space:

  • There are game-related files, which store the information and settings that allow you to load the game quickly, still exist on your computer. 
  • Fail to uninstall this game. You can't remove the game completely when running the game background or taking the wrong operation.

Don't worry as I will provide practical fixes here.

How to Fix Uninstalled Games Still Taking Up Space

According to Microsoft Community, you can manually remove the game's leftover files, clear the system cache, and perform a disk cleanup to address the problem of uninstalled games still taking up space. However, I recommend beginners and users who don't want to waste time on manual operation to try EaseUS Todo PCTrans Free. This powerful tool can uninstall the games and automatically delete the leftover files.

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Below are the quick steps:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo PCTrans on your computer, and click "App Management" > "Start" to view the list of installed programs.

Step 2. Locate the games you plan to remove and hit the "Uninstall" option.

After the uninstallation, you can switch to its "Large File Cleanup" feature. Use it to detect and clean up junk files on your disk. 

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