Windows 10: How to delete old WindowsApps folder?

Discus and support How to delete old WindowsApps folder? in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; I have the problem below. Please help me! 1. Yesterday, I have changed Windows Apps Installation Drive to E: -> Windows 10 created WindowsApps on E:... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by SeCrEt BoY, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. How to delete old WindowsApps folder?


    I have the problem below. Please help me!
    1. Yesterday, I have changed Windows Apps Installation Drive to E:
    -> Windows 10 created WindowsApps on E:
    -> I have changed back to C: but WindowsApps folder still exist on E:
    -> I can not deleted that folder.
    2. I reset the Windows but I still can not delete that WindowsApps folder.
    Tried manyways: Takeownership, Unlocker but It always said I must have Administrators right to delete. Of cources I am on Administrator account.
    Someone have anyways to delete that folder?

    :)
     
    SeCrEt BoY, Jan 15, 2016
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  2. How To Delete Old Windowsapp Folder in C:\Program Files?

    So recently I had done a system restore point. In order to have done that I needed to rename the Windowsapp folder (which I renamed to Windowsappss) which I did and system restore worked. After the system restore I noticed that there was another Windowsapp
    folder beside the old one (Windowsappss) and when I tried to delete the old folder I was not able to and said I did not have permission to do so. So my question is how do I completely remove the old Windowsapp folder?
     
    Windows 10 is annoying, Jan 15, 2016
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  3. Tactix81 Win User
    Unable to delete windowsapps folders created after changing location of microsoft app installation.

    The solution I found in windows 10 was to go into Settings, system, storage, then select "Change where new content is saved" set the "New apps will save to" to whatever drive contains the WindowsApp folder you are unable to delete, windows will prompt you
    that the contents will need to be deleted, click OK. Now you can change it back to C: or whatever you want, and finally you should now be able to delete the old WIndowsApp folder.

    Cheers
     
    Tactix81, Jan 15, 2016
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  4. dalchina New Member

    How to delete old WindowsApps folder?

    Hi, use a boot disk e.g. Windows installation disk. (Or one of the mini OS boot disks like Hirens or Falcons etc that boot up a mini OS e.g. Windows + explorer if you have one).

    Note: you may have to change your boot priority to be able to boot from a CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
    E.g.
    How do I boot from CD/DVD/USB in Windows 8? - Ask Leo!

    Boot to that, navigate carefully through Troubleshooting to Command Prompt
    From that command prompt, find the folder you wish to delete using commands like
    CD
    DIR
    and then
    DEL

    Make sure you're looking at the correct disk/partition as the letters will probably be different in that view.

    If unsure of a command you can always use e.g.
    DEL /?
    and you'll get a list of how to use it.

    There is a way within Windows using advanced commands.
     
    dalchina, Jan 15, 2016
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  5. jkteddy77 Win User
    Doing so in a safe environment through CMD still didn't make it go away since it's still a part of the Windows interface.

    I installed Macrium Reflect Free, went through these steps to create the media on a USB or CD.
    Don't forget to check the UEFI/MBR box if you are attempting this yourself.
    I then booted to it, "browsed my files for an image", but for real, navigate to the WindowsApps folder on your secondary drive, and delete it. It doesn't disappear instantly, but when you exit the drive, and log back into windows, the folder will be gone.
     
    jkteddy77, Jan 18, 2016
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  6. dalchina New Member
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