Device Metadata Store

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:

%PROGRAMDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\DeviceMetadataStore\\<locale>

The <locale> subdirectory represents the locale of the device metadata package. The name of this subdirectory can be in the following format:

<Language>[-<Region>] 

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:

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.