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  1.    29 Apr 2016 #1
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    How to get Access to windows Apps folder on the secondary drive ?


    You are about to read some bad English. and I am really sorry about it. I am not a native English speaker.
    Hey Guys, Good Evening
    I am having some problems
    I want to know that how can I get access to windows apps folder after moving it to D drive
    I have tried everything there is but I still can't get access to it
    I can only access the drive if I am using the hidden administrative account and even on hidden administrative account I can only see those files I can't do anything to the files for example if I want to edit or replace those files I can't do it...The error will popup and say Access Denied this happening on hidden administrative account What should I do

    and IF I want to delete those files this error comes up
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    Error 0x80090005 Bad Data (never even heard nor even read anything about it)
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  2.    30 Apr 2016 #2
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    Hello, I don't think I could manage a description like that in another language, so well done.

    Do you mean this? and how did you move the folder originally?
    Apps Save Location - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    30 Apr 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Hello, I don't think I could manage a description like that in another language, so well done.

    Do you mean this? and how did you move the folder originally?
    Apps Save Location - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    Yup I did it like this but after doing this I can't get access to windows apps folder on my other drive ...I have tried everything (change the permissions, Going to the hidden administrator mode, etc )
    But I still can't get access to it

    Do you have any suggestions to solve my problem
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  4.    30 Apr 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Droyk View Post
    Yup I did it like this but after doing this I can't get access to windows apps folder on my other drive ...I have tried everything (change the permissions, Going to the hidden administrator mode, etc )
    But I still can't get access to it

    Do you have any suggestions to solve my problem
    Hello, I don't yet know what's going on, so can't make a suggestion. I can open that folder in its default location

    %LocalAppData%\Packages

    with no problem:
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    I can't get access to windows apps folder on my other driveWhich is the 'other drive'? C or D?Are you trying to access the original apps folder on C: after having moved it?

    Can you please post a screenshot of what you see,
    both there (put %LocalAppData%\Packages in the explorer address field)
    and of the folder you believe should contain your universal apps on D?

    Now, if I right click on that folder in explorer, properties, security I see

    System Allow (all except special permissions) Deny none
    Me The same
    Administrators The same

    What do you see?

    And why would you get an error message about creating a folder?

    By changing the permissions and trying to delete apps like that you're more likely to create problems than fix them.
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  5.    30 Apr 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Hello, I don't yet know what's going on, so can't make a suggestion. I can open that folder in its default location

    %LocalAppData%\Packages

    with no problem:
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    what are you talking about I am talking about windows apps folder which is in
    C:\Program Files\WindowsApps this is their default location I ....I am really sorry If I am wrong but I think this is the original and their default location.

    and if you want to access this location user have to change the permission which I did and I got in only in the default location not on the secondary drive

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    This is the default location of windows apps folder I can access this folder without any headaches at all

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    then I go to settings > system > storage and go to saves location and changed the windows apps saves location


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    and when I go to my local disk D I can't get access no matter what I do I change the permissions but still can't get access to it at all


    these are the permissions of the folder
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    By changing the permissions and trying to delete apps like that you're more likely to create problems than fix them.
    Don't worry about it ..I already know the consequences & I already know how to revert or restore my permissions back...and even If that doesn't work then I already have my full hardisk back...SO don't worry about it
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  6.    02 May 2016 #6
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    Can anyone help me
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  7.    02 May 2016 #7
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    same problem with me. I change it to Local Disc D too but it changes automatically again Local Disc C and created WindowsApps folder in D and cant access or delete..
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  8.    02 May 2016 #8
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    Hi, here are two ways to delete such items by not using Windows.
    (and of course you could read/copy the files and folders if you wish)

    1. Delete it from a command prompt outside Windows.
    You will need some familiarity with commands to do this.

    Shift + hover over Restart, left click. Boot to a command prompt. Navigate (carefully) to the correct drive, noting the drive letters will be different viewed here. Navigate to your folder. Delete it.

    2. Boot your PC from a live boot disk
    (e.g.
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

    Navigate to your folder and delete it
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  9.    02 May 2016 #9
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    I probably won't be much helpful, but I think applications in the WindowsApps folder are EFS-encrypted, which may explain the bad data error you got. I personally can't move the WindowsApps folder to a secondary place, and I think it's because I prevented the filecrypt filesystem minifilter driver to start, as it was posing some problems not relevant here. I suppose this driver is used to encrypt/decrypt data transparently in kernel space, and is essential to EFS.
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  10.    02 May 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by NovHak View Post
    I probably won't be much helpful, but I think applications in the WindowsApps folder are EFS-encrypted, which may explain the bad data error you got. I personally can't move the WindowsApps folder to a secondary place, and I think it's because I prevented the filecrypt filesystem minifilter driver to start, as it was posing some problems not relevant here. I suppose this driver is used to encrypt/decrypt data transparently in kernel space, and is essential to EFS.
    I knew it the main problem is encryption so can't we just remove this encryption ...or is there is anyway to modify it
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