How to delete Games from Windows 8.1 Games Explorer Folder and All Apps screen

The Windows 8.1 has all your favorite games like Minesweeper, Chess, Purble Place and Ink ball. By defaultAll the preloaded apps from Microsoft are stored in Games Explorer Folder which is central repository and also offers news feeds and WEI requirements. However, if you had uninstalled any of them by wizard, it is still displayed in the folder and also such section on the All Apps screen containing all Casual, Enthusiast, Kids and MMO.

How to remove/delete Games icons from Windows 8.1 All Apps screen and the Games Explorer Folder completely
* Open File Explorer and navigate to the system disk C:\.
* There is a search box in the upper right corner of the window. Simply input the word “Games” from there to search.
* From result, locate the “All … Games” folders. It may be near the bottom. When you see it, single-click on it and press the delete button from your keyboard.
Note: Right-clicking is not working at this time.

Aother useful methods:
* Open the program files(x86) folder in C:\, go inside wildgames, and then run the uninstall.exe to resolve the problem.
* Go to the location C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\, and then remove the “Games” Folder. But I find that only the annoying WildTangent shortcut still exists.


5 thoughts on “How to delete Games from Windows 8.1 Games Explorer Folder and All Apps screen

  1. I did exactly as stated above to find and remove the ‘all xx games’ icons (using file explorer, ect.,) but I did not get any listing of any ‘all xx games?’ What I did get were two saved game files, a users default saved game file, and two microsoft games sentient ni.dll files? I am frustrated and confused – what am I missing? thanks.

  2. hello . sorry for speak english .
    i have a hard problem .
    i install Assassin’s creed rogue from drive d
    but next i have problem for game .
    i unistall the game .
    but no file deleted .
    i go to delete manually .
    shift + delete
    next i go to reinstall this game .
    so go to reinstall
    so i run the setup Assassin’s creed rogue .
    but see this error : another copy of this program is already installed! installation will
    be aborted.
    i go to start menu and right click on the Assassin’s creed rogue shortcut and click open file location.(for delete shortcut)
    and next Games (game folder windows) is open
    i see Assassin’s creed rogue shortcut.
    but i can not delete.this file no deleted . and i have not address this shortcut for delete.
    this is my problem. please help me .thank you

    • Press Win + R, type regedit, click OK button to open Registry Editor . Go to the location HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\, and delete the Ubisoft key.

      • i deleted the ubisoft and reboot the system . but no delete shortcut .
        this shortcut is in the Games(i no creating this folder)
        ( file system)
        i can not find Games folder on the windows and i have not Games folder address.
        my windows is 8.1.
        thank you for response.
        i am waiting for response.

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