The device metadata store is the directory where device metadata packages are stored on the local computer. The device metadata store is accessed from the following directory:
The <locale> subdirectory represents the locale of the device metadata package. The name of this subdirectory can be in the following format:
For example, a value of EN-US specifies the subdirectory that contains device metadata package that are localized for the English language of the United States.
If only <Language> is specified, the subdirectory that contains device metadata packages that are localized for the specified language in all locations where the language exists. For example, a value of 'EN' applies to 'EN-US and EN-BR.
A device metadata package is copied to the device metadata store in one of the following ways:
The OEM or developer copies the device metadata package. For more information, see Manually Adding Device Metadata Packages.
The device metadata package is copied by using an application that is provided by the OEM. For more information, see Installing Device Metadata Packages through an Application.
Note We do not recommend that end-users copy device metadata packages to the device metadata store. Instead, end-users should install device metadata packages by using either the Windows Metadata and Internet Services (WMIS) or an application provided by the OEM.