Windows 10: I can't get permissions for the WindowsApps folder

Discus and support I can't get permissions for the WindowsApps folder in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I know this question has been asked many times, but, even by following every instruction I could find, I couldn't manage to solve the problem. I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Durante_, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Durante_ Win User

    I can't get permissions for the WindowsApps folder


    I know this question has been asked many times, but, even by following every instruction I could find, I couldn't manage to solve the problem.


    I already tried to set my (administrator) account as owner in WindowsApps Properties > Security > Advanced, and now I'm able to navigate through the various folders, but I still don't have permissions to modify anything in the WindowsApps sub folders.

    For example, I can't drag in any kind of files / folders or rename the ones that are already there.


    The funny thing is that I can move the files from WindowsApps' sub folders to another location, but I can't manage to get them back in their original location cause I don't have permissions.


    This happens when I try to drag in a file in this sub folder.

    ( C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\NinjaTheoryLtd.Hellbl... )


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    So, how can I get permissions for every sub folders in WindowsApps?

    Any help is appreciated.

    :)
     
    Durante_, Jun 12, 2019
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  2. Permission/Ownership Issues WindowsApps Folders...


    I have been tearing what little hair I have left out of my head trying to copy a file from my desktop to the appropriate folder in the Kodi folder buried in the XBMC… folder in Windowsapps in a brand-new fairly high-end laptop running Windows 10 Pro. I cannot get beyond first what appears to be a UAC “Destination Folder Access Denied” error message saying “You’ll need to provide administrative permission to copy to this folder.” If I click on the UAC “continue” button I get another “Destination Folder Access Denied” error box saying “You need permission to perform this action.” The second error box has only “Try Again” and “Cancel” buttons. Nothing is listed under “More details” in either error box.

    Here is most of what I have tried:


    1. changing ownership of Windowsapps and all folders below it to my Microsoft account user and granting full-control permissions to Windowsapps and all folders below it;
    2. changing ownership to administrators group for Windowsapps and all folders below it and granting full-control permissions to Windowsapps and all folders below it;
    3. enabling the “hidden” administrator account, going back to my Microsoft user account and granting full-control rights to the administrator account, returning to the administrator account, taking control with that account, granting full control permission to Windowsapps and all folders below it;
    4. creating a new administrator account and repeating 3;
    5. completely disabling UAC through the registry, once in the default administrator account and once in my Microsoft account user.
    6. adding and using the “Take Ownership” context option on a Windowsapps folder as described in the Tutorial at Add Take Ownership to Context Menu in Windows 10 ; and
    7. running the following commands in an administrator command window:

    Code:
    Code:
    takeown /f "%ProgramFiles%\WindowsApps" /a /r /d y   icacls "%ProgramFiles%\WindowsApps" /inheritance:r /grant:r Administrators:(OI)(CI)F /t /c 
    as suggested at: Permission/Ownership Issues WindowsApps Folders... - Windows 10 Forums
    In fact, even if I do an explicit copy from an administrator command window, I get an “access is denied” notice.

    None of the many sources I have looked at online are of any help in dealing with this blockage. Please help — not only do I need to get full-control access to Windowsapps and its subfolders for this purpose, I also need to get full-control permission to Windowsapps folders in order to get rid of an annoying McAffee startup.exe which pops an error box on every boot up even though I removed McAffee in the normal way.

    How can I get assured access to Windowsapps folders???
     
    jedpaquette, Jun 12, 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, Jun 12, 2019
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  4. DaveM121 Win User

    I can't get permissions for the WindowsApps folder

    WindowsApps folder

    Hi Astrie

    You can seriously brick your system by making any changes to that WindowsApps folder, it is one of the most protected folders in Windows to maintain the security and integrity of Windows Store Apps and Games . . .

    This may work to reset permissions on that folder and get your UWP apps working again . . .

    Press the Shift Key and click Restart

    Your PC will boot into the Windows Recovery Environment

    Go to Troubleshoot - Advanced Options - Command Prompt

    Paste this into Command Prompt and hit Enter:

    icacls "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps" /q /c /t /reset

    When that command completes, restart Windows 10
     
    DaveM121, Jun 12, 2019
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