Windows 10: Why I can not open C:\Program Files\WindowsApps ? Solved

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  1.    29 Jun 2018 #1

    Why I can not open C:\Program Files\WindowsApps ?


    Hello,

    Can someone please explain me how to open C:\Program Files\WindowsApps to see it contents?

    How do I fix "This access control entry is corrupt" ?

    Thanks
    Camelia
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  2. Posts : 31,424
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
       29 Jun 2018 #2

    Hello Camelia,

    This is a protected folder (as you found out) that's where the default Store app packages are located.

    To be able to open this folder, you will need to:

    1) Change the owner of the folder to your account.

    Change Owner of File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    2) Try to open the folder again, and click/tap on "Continue" when prompted.

    If you like, you can use the "Take Ownership" context menu added from the tutorial below to make it easy by just right clicking on the folder and clicking on "Take Ownership". It'll take a bit for it to finish.

    Add Take Ownership to Context Menu in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
    Last edited by Brink; 29 Jun 2018 at 10:03.
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  3.    29 Jun 2018 #3

    Right-click the WindowsApps folder, select "Properties", click on the "Security" tab, then "Advanced", under "Owner", click "Change", "Advanced", next to "Common Queries", click "Find now", double-click your user name, click "OK", then "OK" again.

    Ben
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  4.    29 Jun 2018 #4

    Hey camelia,
    FYI .. that "access control entry is corrupt" message is misleading. It's actually a special permission/condition that is suppose to be there and I would not change/mess with it .... IIRC it's the user DOMAIN\USERS with the Condition Exists (Win://SYSAPPID)

    BTW ... if you're just wanting to take a look inside the C:\Program Files\WindowsApps you should be able to do it by opening a Command Prompt as Admin and cd C:\Program Files\WindowsApps then dir to list the folders.
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  5.    01 Jul 2018 #5

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Camelia,

    This is a protected folder (as you found out) that's where the default Store app packages are located.

    To be able to open this folder, you will need to:

    1) Change the owner of the folder to your account.

    Change Owner of File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    2) Try to open the folder again, and click/tap on "Continue" when prompted.

    If you like, you can use the "Take Ownership" context menu added from the tutorial below to make it easy by just right clicking on the folder and clicking on "Take Ownership". It'll take a bit for it to finish.

    Add Take Ownership to Context Menu in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
    Hello!! and Thanks @Brink

    Ben Myers said: View Post
    Right-click the WindowsApps folder, select "Properties", click on the "Security" tab, then "Advanced", under "Owner", click "Change", "Advanced", next to "Common Queries", click "Find now", double-click your user name, click "OK", then "OK" again.

    Ben
    Thank you @Ben Myers

    Eagle51 said: View Post
    Hey camelia,
    FYI .. that "access control entry is corrupt" message is misleading. It's actually a special permission/condition that is suppose to be there and I would not change/mess with it .... IIRC it's the user DOMAIN\USERS with the Condition Exists (Win://SYSAPPID)

    BTW ... if you're just wanting to take a look inside the C:\Program Files\WindowsApps you should be able to do it by opening a Command Prompt as Admin and cd C:\Program Files\WindowsApps then dir to list the folders.
    Great @Eagle51
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  6.    01 Jul 2018 #6

    I wouldn't fiddle with the access privileges. Just use TreeSize Free to peruse the contents of this and other protected folders https://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/
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  7.    01 Jul 2018 #7

    WindowsApp is a folder where all the program files are stored that installed from the Windows / Microsoft Store. Apps installed from the Microsoft Store like Photos, Paint 3D, Movies & TV, People, Windows Camera and more. All the files related to these Store applications are installed in the WindowsApp folder. WindowsApp folder location is “C:\Program Files” folder and restricted to access by default.
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  8.    02 Jul 2018 #8

    Steve C said: View Post
    I wouldn't fiddle with the access privileges. Just use TreeSize Free to peruse the contents of this and other protected folders https://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/
    @Steve C , Thanks I will try TreeSize


    athman8 said: View Post
    WindowsApp is a folder where all the program files are stored that installed from the Windows / Microsoft Store. Apps installed from the Microsoft Store like Photos, Paint 3D, Movies & TV, People, Windows Camera and more. All the files related to these Store applications are installed in the WindowsApp folder. WindowsApp folder location is “C:\Program Files” folder and restricted to access by default.
    @athman8 , I know but since I am uninstalling some of them, I want to see my progress inside this folder

    Came
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  9. Posts : 8,161
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       02 Jul 2018 #9

    camelia said: View Post
    since I am uninstalling some of them, I want to see my progress inside this folder
    TreeSize Free is perfect for that. You can see inside without any of the risks involved in changing ownership or permissions. TrustedInstaller is the owner and there are special permissions - it's best to leave it that way

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  10.    02 Jul 2018 #10

    Bree said: View Post
    TreeSize Free is perfect for that. You can see inside without any of the risks involved in changing ownership or permissions. TrustedInstaller is the owner and there are special permissions - it's best to leave it that way

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    Thanks @Bree downloading TreeSize

    Came
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