Windows 10: Unable to delete a Windows App folder

Discus and support Unable to delete a Windows App folder in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I can access the Windows App folder as I have changed the security permissions so I have full control. However, I am still prevented from deleting a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Unknown Ewan, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. Unable to delete a Windows App folder


    I can access the Windows App folder as I have changed the security permissions so I have full control. However, I am still prevented from deleting a folder as it states I need the administrator profile's approval. I only have one profile and I am the administrator, so I'm not sure what else I can do.


    It's frustrating as there is a game from the Xbox app installed in that folder that takes up a large amount of space on my SSD. Every time I try to uninstall it, it fails and I can't delete the folder. So I'm effectively stuck with an SSD drive at half capacity.

    :)
     
    Unknown Ewan, Aug 12, 2019
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  2. Anusha Win User

    C windows installer folder - Delete?

    He can do symbolic link redirection and move the files in it to a different location. *Wink Unable to delete a Windows App folder ;)
    Better try it out in a virtual of first. Just a suggestion.

    Like:
    First move everything in c:\windows\installer to d:\installercache
    Then delete c:\windows\installer folder
    Then type this in command mode as admin
    mklink /d c:\windows\installer d:\installercache

    Removing those installer files is a bad idea. it might prevent you from updating or uninstalling apps.
     
    Anusha, Aug 12, 2019
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  3. topgundcp Win User
    Unable to delete a folder - Invalid folder name


    Suggestion:
    1. Run chkdsk x: /r to make sure that there's no HD corruption.
      x: is the drive containing the folder you want to delete.
    2. Try to delete the folder again. If still does not work, go to step 3.
    3. Download: Download - Linux Mint and create a bootable USB using: Rufus - Create bootable USB
    4. Boot up with Linux Mint and try to delete the folder again.
      NOTE: Unlike WinPE. Linux does not have any Windows permission imposed to it so it is easier to delete.
     
    topgundcp, Aug 12, 2019
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  4. Unable to delete a Windows App folder

    Trouble deleting a folder

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

    *Confused Unable to delete a Windows App folder :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well Unable to delete a Windows App folder :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Aug 12, 2019
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