Windows 10: cant change windowsapps folder name

Discus and support cant change windowsapps folder name in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; i wanted to delete it so i could install gamepass games, but i need to change the name of the folder to be able to delete it. When i try to delete it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/NachoSeventeen, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. cant change windowsapps folder name


    i wanted to delete it so i could install gamepass games, but i need to change the name of the folder to be able to delete it. When i try to delete it it says that i need permission from everyone even thought its the only account in my pc.

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    /u/NachoSeventeen, Sep 26, 2020
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  2. S.cloris Win User

    WindowsApps folder says permissions are corrupted and need to be deleted, is this normal or critical?

    According to your description, I suggest you try the following steps:

    1. Navigate to the location C:\Program Files.
    2. Right-click on the WindowsApps folder, and select Properties.
    3. Turn to Security tab and click on Advanced.
    4. Click on Change and then type Users in Enter the object name to select area.
    5. Click on OK, then click Apply > OK. You can also add the TrustedInstaller to the users list and check if it takes effect.

    However, you might be still not able to access the files. The workaround is to go inside the C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\, and repeat the same way with the Microsoft.WindowsStore* folders.
     
    S.cloris, Sep 26, 2020
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  3. Ramon Imp Win User
    WindowsApps folder is empty

    Hi,

    WindowsApps folder is where files of all default and Store apps are stored. For us to effectively assist you with your concern, we would like to know the following:

    • Are you having issues with the Windows apps on your PC?
    • When was the last time you saw the contents of the the WindowsApps folder?
    • Were there any changes made prior to your concern?

    Regards.
     
    Ramon Imp, Sep 26, 2020
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  4. cant change windowsapps folder name

    WindowsApps folder ownership

    Hello,

    As I know, the default owner for WindowsApps folder is TrustedInstaller. You can try restoring ownership to TrustedInstaller, refer first reply here for the required steps:

    Restore WindowsApps permissionss to TrustedInstaller

    Hope this helps!
     
    Kapil Arya MVP, Sep 26, 2020
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