Windows 10: System Restore fails: AppxStaging %ProgramFiles%\WindowsApp 0x80070091

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  1.    15 Apr 2017 #241

    JSheridan said: View Post
    Thanks for that info. I hope I don't need it but if I do at least it might work. :)
    It appeared to me to take a long time to work but then again its an old under-powered laptop with a spinner and since I don't use restore points I'm not use to the volume of information that it has to be written back.
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  2.    04 May 2017 #242

    I'm in trouble here. I deleted the windows apps file by using cmd in safe mode, but now when I go to settings, update and security to Tempt the restore, the window closes and doesn't open anything, so I'm basically stuck in safe mode and can't do anything
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       05 May 2017 #243

    Sidherish said: View Post when I go to settings, update and security to Tempt the restore, the window closes and doesn't open anything...
    Welcome to TenForums @Sidherish

    Settings is a Modern App, so that's unsurprising. However, System Restore isn't, so you should still be able to run it as long as you can find a way to it that avoids using Settings. There are several, the easiest being through the Control Panel. See Option Two, steps 3, 4 or 5 in this tutorial.
    System Restore Windows 10

    If that doesn't work for you, Option One is how to do a System Restore at boot. Unlike running it from within Windows, a system restore at boot cannot be undone.

    Depending on how much you deleted, a system restore may not be enough. You may need to do an in-place repair install.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

    It's at times like this that making regular system images would have helped. Most here recommend Macrium Reflect over the built-in Windows 'make a system image', but either would have come to your rescue. Something to bear in mind for the future.
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  4. JohnBurns's Avatar
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    Windows 10 1803 Build 17134.319
       07 May 2017 #244

    System Restore works for me only in Safe Mode. Not a biggie since I use Macrium Reflect regularly and Aomei Backupper occasionally. It's not a big deal to go to Safe Mode since I don't make that many restore points. Most are made automatically when various updates are installed.
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  5. Posts : 58
    Windows 10 v1607 Pro 64 bit
       08 May 2017 #245

    SimonFastEddy says hello!

    We are going to have to wait until the next massive face-lift of Windows 10. Until then pray (dance around camp fire with chicken sacrifice) for a British version that works. I'm doing system images with the cooking version tool of of M$'s system image constructor ..... suitable for unsupervised 7-year olds. Drinking tea while I wait.....must remember to remove spoon with spoon eject first.

    Be seeing you! From Simon.
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  6.    09 May 2017 #246

    Thank you!

    I've never been able to get the Windows 10 System Restore to work and have been troubled by it. Just wanted to let you know that I followed the instructions given back in February (renaming WindowsApps) and it worked like a champ! Images are good, but it's great to also have this now available. Thank you!
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  7.    09 May 2017 #247

    Just saying system restore works with the newest creator's update.
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  8. Posts : 58
    Windows 10 v1607 Pro 64 bit
       10 May 2017 #248

    SimonFastEddy also confirms:

    Windows 10 Creators Update has system restore function working correctly on a Dell Optiplex 760. Thank you Sally SF and reddice for the good news.

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    BE SEEING YOU.....
    From Simon
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  9.    10 May 2017 #249

    Is it working without any extra intervention like renaming the WindowsApps folder?
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  10.    10 May 2017 #250

    JSheridan said: View Post
    Is it working without any extra intervention like renaming the WindowsApps folder?
    Happy to say, yes it is.
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