Windows 10: How to go about deleting WindowsApps folder?

Discus and support How to go about deleting WindowsApps folder? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I installed forza on my games drive and after uninstalling it I still have Windowsapps and WpSystem, Wpsystem just doesn't respond when I try to delete... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Karizma, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. Karizma Win User

    How to go about deleting WindowsApps folder?


    I installed forza on my games drive and after uninstalling it I still have Windowsapps and WpSystem, Wpsystem just doesn't respond when I try to delete it and Windowsapps tell me I don't have permission.

    Anyway I can go about deleting these?

    :)
     
    Karizma, Apr 18, 2019
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  2. Trouble deleting a folder

    Thanks for the suggestion but it says "delete folder failed for E:\....." for each folder I try.

    *Confused How to go about deleting WindowsApps folder? :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well How to go about deleting WindowsApps folder? :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Apr 18, 2019
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  3. 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, Apr 18, 2019
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  4. jkteddy77 Win User

    How to go about deleting WindowsApps folder?

    Deleting the WindowsApps folder on secondary drive?


    Hmm, which is faster. I attempted a Live Linux Drive already but it was very slow and would not boot, not to mention I don't know a thing about using linux.

    Would option 2 be easier? I looked at Macrium, but the install steps themselves are confusing me, and I fear not knowing how to navigate it once I boot to it.

    EDIT: I installed Macrium Reflect Free, went through these steps to create the media.
    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.

    Thanks for the suggestion cereberus!
     
    jkteddy77, Apr 18, 2019
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