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Device Metadata Cache

The device metadata cache is the directory where device metadata packages are stored on the local computer.

On Windows 7, the device metadata cache is accessed from the following directory:


%LOCALAPPDATA%\Local\Microsoft\Device Metadata\

On Windows 8 and later, the device metadata cache is accessed from the following directory:


%PROGRAMDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\DeviceMetadataCache\

When the Device Metadata Retrieval Client (DMRC) downloads device metadata packages from the Windows Metadata and Services (WMIS) website, it saves them within the device metadata cache. For more information about this process, see Installing Device Metadata Packages from WMIS.

Note   The device metadata cache is reserved for only the operating system to use. Device metadata packages that are not installed by DMRC, such as through an application that is provided by an OEM, must be copied to the device metadata store instead.

 

 

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