Windows 10: WindowsApps folder can't be deleted on secondary disk

  1.    15 Nov 2015 #1

    WindowsApps folder can't be deleted on secondary disk


    I have an SSD (This PC) for Windows, HDD (secondary disk) for files and whatnot. Running Windows 10 64-bit Home.

    I saw that you could move apps to another disk through Apps & features in Settings, so I decided to try it out.

    I moved an app to my secondary disk, and it cluttered up with like 3 folders (my personal folder, WindowsApps, wpsystem). Changed my mind on this, and moved the app back to my SSD.

    I tried deleting the extra folders left over...only to find out that WindowsApps can't be deleted on my secondary disk.

    So, basically:

    WindowsApps is completely empty on my secondary disk. I tried taking ownership, tried Unlocker, tried the administrator account, tried changing security options. They were all denied access, have no idea what to do next.

    Am I stuck with this empty WindowsApps folder on my secondary disk?

    Thanks in advance.
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  2.    18 Jan 2016 #2

    SkyTheDestroyer said: View Post
    I have an SSD (This PC) for Windows, HDD (secondary disk) for files and whatnot. Running Windows 10 64-bit Home.

    I saw that you could move apps to another disk through Apps & features in Settings, so I decided to try it out.

    I moved an app to my secondary disk, and it cluttered up with like 3 folders (my personal folder, WindowsApps, wpsystem). Changed my mind on this, and moved the app back to my SSD.

    I tried deleting the extra folders left over...only to find out that WindowsApps can't be deleted on my secondary disk.

    So, basically:

    WindowsApps is completely empty on my secondary disk. I tried taking ownership, tried Unlocker, tried the administrator account, tried changing security options. They were all denied access, have no idea what to do next.

    Am I stuck with this empty WindowsApps folder on my secondary disk?

    Thanks in advance.
    I installed Macrium Reflect Free, went through these steps to create the media on a USB or CD.
    Don't forget to check the UEFI/MBR box if you are attempting this yourself.
    I then booted from it (spam-pressing F8 during startup),
    I clicked "browse my files for an image", but for real it open up a windows explorer interface.
    Navigate to the WindowsApps folder on your secondary drive, and delete it.
    It doesn't disappear instantly, but when you exit the drive, and log back into windows, the folder will be gone.
    Last edited by jkteddy77; 18 Jan 2016 at 18:10.
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