Puzzled by sizes of Windows Apps folders on my desktops

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  1. Posts : 835
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       #21

    I don't think I ever heard that a complete restore would fail to return file-folder properties to their previous state. Are you sure you're still the owner of Windows Apps, even though you weren't when you made the backup?
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  2. Posts : 565
    Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
       #22

    Yes, I am still the owner. For clarity here are the steps I took: -

    1. Before I created the MR backup I was the owner.
    2. After the backup I followed the steps to give ownership to TrustedInstaller, which you can see in previous photos in #18. There were numerous security warnings preventing me from continuing so I was forced to cancel part way through.
    3. This caused the keyboard pop-ups.
    4. I took ownership again but this did not fix the keyboard pop-ups.
    5. I restored this mornings MR image and this did fix the keyboard pop-up issue.
    6. Checked just now and I am the owner of the WindowsApps folder. See photo.

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  3. Posts : 835
    11 Pro 21H2 (22000.348)
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       #23

    wiganken said:
    Yes, I am still the owner. For clarity here are the steps I took:
    1. Before I created the MR backup I was the owner.
    Aaaah. I didn't know that bit of information. I thought you'd done the Image before you clicked the button.

    To confirm: after the restore, you now have no more of those warnings/alerts/pop-ups. Yes?
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  4. Posts : 565
    Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
       #24

    No, no more keyboard pop-ups and the security alerts only happened when the computer was changing ownership to TrustedInstaller and these stopped after cancelling the procedure.

    So, yes the computer seems OK apart from me being the owner of WindowsApps folder but, as long as it does not give me problems then I can live with that.

    Thanks for your help. If I hadn't seen this thread and took ownership none of this would have happened but I have learned a lesson and will not touch system stuff again.
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  5. Posts : 292
    Windows 10 Home
       #25

    @wiganken:
    Sorry to hear about your issue. In the past I got myself into trouble trying to Take Ownership of files related to DistributedCOM to try and stop the 10016 errors / warnings and ended up hosing the whole computer. That was before I wised up and started making Macrium Reflect backups. At least in your case no real harm was done. As you said, you can live with having Ownership of the WindowsApps folder. Good luck!
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  6. Posts : 835
    11 Pro 21H2 (22000.348)
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       #26

    Well learned, well said, well done. Sorry I inadvertently started this by telling you why your Windows Apps folder appeared to be empty. There is always an unavoidable danger involved in offering explanations: the explanation might lead to action that causes grief. Mea culpa. For your (albeit temporary) grief, I am indeed sorry.
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  7. Posts : 292
    Windows 10 Home
       #27

    Wisewiz said:
    Well learned, well said, well done. Sorry I inadvertently started this by telling you why your Windows Apps folder appeared to be empty. There is always an unavoidable danger involved in offering explanations: the explanation might lead to action that causes grief. Mea culpa. For your (albeit temporary) grief, I am indeed sorry.
    I for one have gained a wealth of knowledge from mistakes I have made with computers and this forum has some really great and knowledgeable people that have helped me many times along the way.
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  8. Posts : 565
    Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
       #28

    My fault really for knowingly taking ownership of a system folder. I wonder if future Windows 10 Feature Update(s) will change things back to how they were before I took ownership?

    Thanks to all.
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  9. Posts : 835
    11 Pro 21H2 (22000.348)
    Thread Starter
       #29

    'Spossible. Just about anything can happen in a (screw-)update. One of my lists calls them YABUs. Yet another buggy update. OTOH, they DO (sometimes) actually FIX things.

    Best regards,

    Dan
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  10. Posts : 565
    Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
       #30

    OK. I'll call it a day on this thread.
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