Windows 10: Deleting the WindowsApps folder on secondary drive?

  1.    18 Jan 2016 #1

    Deleting the WindowsApps folder on secondary drive?


    I set the Storage option for Windows Store to start installing apps too my D:/
    Because of that, it created a folder called WindowsApps.
    Now it's time that I want to delete that folder, and all access is denied.

    I tried changing the permissions to my admin account and all, but I'm still not able to remove it.
    Is there any way for me to remove this folder without having to reformat the drive?
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  2.    18 Jan 2016 #2

    First of all, unless you reset pc storage back to C drive, you could run into problems, just deleting it.

    The easiest way to delete it is to create a live linux drive and boot from it, then just delete the folder from there.

    Alternatively, you can do it booting from a Macrium Rescue Drive using its 'file explorer.
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  3.    18 Jan 2016 #3

    cereberus said: View Post
    First of all, unless you reset pc storage back to C drive, you could run into problems, just deleting it.

    The easiest way to delete it is to create a live linux drive and boot from it, then just delete the folder from there.

    Alternatively, you can do it booting from a Macrium Rescue Drive using its 'file explorer.
    Hmm, which is faster. I attempted a Live Linux Drive already but it was very slow and would not boot, not to mention I don't know a thing about using linux.

    Would option 2 be easier? I looked at Macrium, but the install steps themselves are confusing me, and I fear not knowing how to navigate it once I boot to it.

    EDIT: I installed Macrium Reflect Free, went through these steps to create the media.
    Don't forget to check the UEFI/MBR box if you are attempting this yourself.
    I then booted to it, "browsed my files for an image", but for real, 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.

    Thanks for the suggestion cereberus!
    Last edited by jkteddy77; 18 Jan 2016 at 18:06.
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  4.    19 Jan 2016 #4

    jkteddy77 said: View Post
    Hmm, which is faster. I attempted a Live Linux Drive already but it was very slow and would not boot, not to mention I don't know a thing about using linux.

    Would option 2 be easier? I looked at Macrium, but the install steps themselves are confusing me, and I fear not knowing how to navigate it once I boot to it.

    EDIT: I installed Macrium Reflect Free, went through these steps to create the media.
    Don't forget to check the UEFI/MBR box if you are attempting this yourself.
    I then booted to it, "browsed my files for an image", but for real, 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.

    Thanks for the suggestion cereberus!
    There are two tools essential tools that everyone one should always have - Macrium Reflect Free and a dishwasher. :-).
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