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

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  1.    23 Feb 2017 #31

    I have created a number of new restore points and all have worked so far.
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  2.    23 Feb 2017 #32

    JSheridan said: View Post
    After this fix is applied does System Restore continue to work indefinitely or does it mess up again?
    Good question, I am also trying to not so much fix my current system restore as much as trying to figure out what is really going on here.

    1. If I rename delete the WindowsApps directory will that fix it until the next time I create a restore point then it will be broke again?

    2. Is this effecting everyone on Windows 10 right now, but not many people use System Restore so you do not see many complaints?

    3. What is in the WindowsApps folder? I am guess that is not where the actually restore points are stored or deleting that folder would not help much. Is this where System Restore puts files while doing the restore or something and since it can not access the folder it fails, but if you rename or delete the folder it can create a new folder and starts to work fine, if so again, what is causing this issue to happen?
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  3.    23 Feb 2017 #33

    WindowsApp appears to store all the tablet-type apps one uses or downloads from the Microsoft Store.( Lots of Bing-related apps.) I have not deleted the original folder and only renamed it. however, the restored folder is working fine and numerous additional restore points I have subsequently created have all worked fine.
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  4.    23 Feb 2017 #34

    jsdeprey said: View Post
    Good question, I am also trying to not so much fix my current system restore as much as trying to figure out what is really going on here.

    1. If I rename delete the WindowsApps directory will that fix it until the next time I create a restore point then it will be broke again?

    2. Is this effecting everyone on Windows 10 right now, but not many people use System Restore so you do not see many complaints?

    3. What is in the WindowsApps folder? I am guess that is not where the actually restore points are stored or deleting that folder would not help much. Is this where System Restore puts files while doing the restore or something and since it can not access the folder it fails, but if you rename or delete the folder it can create a new folder and starts to work fine, if so again, what is causing this issue to happen?
    They're basically the same questions I have. I do know that System Restore is broken on both of my desktop computers and I'm thinking this problem is more widespread than we realize.
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  5.    23 Feb 2017 #35

    Let me just say that I think it is a mistake for Microsoft to not push the use of System Restore more, the fact that it used to be on by default helped me help a lot of people.
    I have had friends call me many times with a virus they can not get rid of and system restore helped a ton, and I could walk them through fixing it themselves.
    The fact it was on by default it what made it so helpful.
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  6.    24 Feb 2017 #36

    I was referred to this thread because I am having the same problem-error occurred during system restore (0x80070091)

    I tried the suggestion in #4 but got error messages on these


    C:\Windows\system32>rd /s "C:\Program Files\Windows Apps"
    C:\Program Files\Windows Apps, Are you sure (Y/N)? y
    The system cannot find the file specified.

    C:\Windows\system32>rename "C:\Program Files\Windows Apps" "C:\Program Files\WindowsAppsold
    The system cannot find the file specified.

    Could somebody please help me with this
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  7.    24 Feb 2017 #37

    skeetz said: View Post
    I was referred to this thread because I am having the same problem-error occurred during system restore (0x80070091)

    I tried the suggestion in #4 but got error messages on these


    C:\Windows\system32>rd /s "C:\Program Files\Windows Apps"
    C:\Program Files\Windows Apps, Are you sure (Y/N)? y
    The system cannot find the file specified.

    C:\Windows\system32>rename "C:\Program Files\Windows Apps" "C:\Program Files\WindowsAppsold
    The system cannot find the file specified.

    Could somebody please help me with this
    "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps"
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    Windows 10 v1607 Pro 64 bit
       24 Feb 2017 #38

    Hi there!

    I think you will find the problem is widespread, along with slow start and black screen from Shutdown or Restart; absent in Hibernate. I have had both AppxStaging and black screen on a recent fresh installation. The black screen for ages issue was a corrupted User Profile and the resolution is on Windows Central. These are probably related isues.

    How to fix black screen problem on Windows 10 | Windows Central
    How to fix black screen problem on Windows 10 | Windows Central

    How to use a local account to fix issues on Windows 10 | Windows Central
    How to use a local account to fix issues on Windows 10 | Windows Central

    Initially Cortana broke with CCleaner, WinUtilities and Privazer running and Piriform got working on that and a week later it was resolved. I have System Restore AppxStaging issues on two computers. At one point I couldn't use a System Image to restore because the Ext-HDD didn't display the location.

    This is a fragile component of Windows 10 and needs urgent work.

    Good luck.
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  9.    24 Feb 2017 #39

    I have just applied this "fix". Found it in another forum, but the same method. It worked for me with the only problem being that no matter what I entered to attempt to rename the WindowsApps directory it just wouldn't accept it. I tried every possible combination of [drive] [path] filename imaginable but kept getting a syntax error report. I ended up just using rd to delete the directory and System Restore is working.

    I should point out that this error with System Restore is affecting Windows 10 installation immediately upon completion. Brand new system is failing straight away. I did it 3 times from different Installation media with the same result each time. So then I found this fix.

    I too have the question: Will this problem return or does one time fix it for good?
    Also: Does the now working System Restore automatically overwrite the change in Ownership forced in the fix?
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  10.    25 Feb 2017 #40

    Thanks glivo...before I go back into safe mode is this the cmd you used rd "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps"

    I have tried several different ways as well to no avail...kept coming up access denied

    did you follow these steps also ?


    1st
    takeown /f "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps" /r /d y

    2nd
    icacls "C:\Program Files\Windows Apps" /grant administrators:F /t

    or grant USERNAME

    3rd
    rd "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps"


    Thanks for your help
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