Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
  1.    25 Mar 2017 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 165
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    How to delete WindowsApps.old folder?


    Hi,

    I had a problem with restore point so I took the ownership of the:

    C:\Program files\WindowsApps

    folder and I renamed it.

    After that I was able to use the restore point tool of Windows without any issue and Windows create a new "WindowsApps" folder leaving the ".old" one.

    Now I am crazy because I cannot DELETE the "WindowsApps.old" folder in anyway!!!

    I am able to move it, I am able partially to move it to another drive. But it's impossible to delete!!!
    I take the ownership of every folder and files inside it, first as my USER and after as ADMINISTRATOR GROUP.

    But nothing, nothing!!!

    So I downloaded a couple of LIVE USB tools as Macrium and Lazersoft... but that folder is on the S.O. partiton and with these tools I cannot see that partion at all. I can only see secondary partition of data (why this?).

    Please help, I am confused and crazy!!!
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    25 Mar 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 38,423
    Windows10Pro 64Bit

    You could delete that folder IF you boot from a USB drive, then you can delete that folder.
    Try using Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk located on this link, this is made by one of our members.
    Has many functions that you can do, besides delete that folder. Link below.
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk

    You could also try booting into your Safe Mode too, and try that method 1st.

      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    25 Mar 2017 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 165
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter

    Safe mode? You make it too easier... it absolutely dont work!

    I doubt also your rescue iso method because i run another windows 10 on the same machine and nothing to do!

    But i will desperately try your method please tell me how to put that iso into a bootable pen drive using rufus... is that possible?

    I am in uefi mode.

    Ps: i must wait because actually there is unlocker running VERY slow from the OTHER win 10 and i dobt know what is doing (cpu 20% used from 10/15 minutes...).
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    25 Mar 2017 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 38,423
    Windows10Pro 64Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Pipppero2007 View Post
    Safe mode? You make it too easier... it absolutely dont work!

    I doubt also your rescue iso method because i run another windows 10 on the same machine and nothing to do!

    But i will desperately try your method please tell me how to put that iso into a bootable pen drive using rufus... is that possible?

    I am in uefi mode.
    Don't need that old app for anything (rufus) I am on a UEFI system on all 4 of my computers.
    All you need to do is format the usb drive to fat32, then copy all the files from the compressed form its in after you d/l it. Then boot from that usb stick. You can use the program 7-zip to move those files to your usb stick once you format it to fat32. 7-zip is a free app.
    Download

    Once you boot to your usb stick, you should not have any problems removing that folder, reason you can't now, is most likey their are files on that folder still in use.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  5.    25 Mar 2017 #5
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 165
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter

    Never thought a simply copy could make a pen drive to boot... always thought that i need something (like rufus).
    So just decompress the iso using 7zip and then copy into the fat32 pen and uefi will boot???
    Please stay with me i need support in the while unlocker is more than 50%... but i dont know what is doing...

    PS: no, it's not in use that folder! I am running with a secondary WIN10 that don't use that folder :-(

    PPS: Unlocker is about 80% but I went with CMD in that folder and every sub-folder is still in there... so Unlocker didn't work.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    25 Mar 2017 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 38,423
    Windows10Pro 64Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Pipppero2007 View Post
    Never thought a simply copy could make a pen drive to boot... always thought that i need something (like rufus).
    So just decompress the iso using 7zip and then copy into the fat32 pen and uefi will boot???
    Please stay with me i need support in the while unlocker is more than 50%... but i dont know what is doing...
    That file you d/l is NOT in ISO format ....its zipped ....what is this Unlocker ???
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  7.    25 Mar 2017 #7
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 165
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by OldMike65 View Post
    That file you d/l is NOT in ISO format ....its zipped ....what is this Unlocker ???

    UNLOCKER 1.9.2 BY CEDRICK 'NITCH' COLLOMB

    But it is failing
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    25 Mar 2017 #8
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 38,423
    Windows10Pro 64Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Pipppero2007 View Post
    I NEVER told you to use or download that file!!!
    I told you to use Kyhi's Windows 10 Recovery Tools
    and I posted a link for you, to download it.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  9.    25 Mar 2017 #9
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 38,423
    Windows10Pro 64Bit

    Well good luck, hope you remove that folder, I have to leave for a while.
    Mike...
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  10.    25 Mar 2017 #10
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 165
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by OldMike65 View Post
    I NEVER told you to use or download that file!!!
    I told you to use Kyhi's Windows 10 Recovery Tools
    and I posted a link for you, to download it.
    Unlocked was already running before your first answer so I am wait it to finish his job but it is doing anything :-(

    Your tool is clear I am downloading the 64bit version.
    What I don't understand is why you keep telling that is not ISO, while it is ISO!!!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Access to A Misplaced WindowsApps System Folder
After Win 10 Anniversary Update installed I experienced a continuous BSOD. When Dell tech support could not ascertain the cause, I was advised to reformat my C: partition and reinstall Windows. The initial re installation (by Dell) apparently...
General Support
How do I gain absolute control over WindowsApps folder?
Hi everyone, I play a game available on the Windows 10 app store called World of Tanks Blitz and many of the community members create customized camouflage patterns that you can apply to your tank. The game has its own camouflage patterns, but...
General Support
How to gain access to the WindowsApps folder?
I already googled it and every tutorial is the same. When I go to do it, it doesn't work. I don't have a Microsoft account. I specified a local account user name. This is what I'm selecting as owner. The computer is not transferring access to the...
General Support
How to gain access to WindowsApps folder not in C?
Hello guys. I followed this guide to gain access for WindowsApps folder, and it worked. Now, I changed default drive for WindowsApps, to install Gears of War and Quantum Break(in future) in a larger drive. But the method to gain access to the...
Software and Apps
How to delete old WindowsApps folder?
I have the problem below. Please help me! 1. Yesterday, I have changed Windows Apps Installation Drive to E: -> Windows 10 created WindowsApps on E: -> I have changed back to C: but WindowsApps folder still exist on E: -> I can not deleted that...
Performance & Maintenance
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:07.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums