Windows 10: I can see "WindowsApps" and "WpSystem (Package)" folders

  1.    03 Jun 2017 #1

    I can see "WindowsApps" and "WpSystem (Package)" folders


    I think it's strange.

    In my C: these folders are protected, I cannot go inside them. Also, I know that Microsoft don't want users to go inside the folders related to the Modern App.

    I have many Modern Apps that are located to D:

    Today, I discovered that I have FULL ACCESS to the folder D:\WindowsApps and D:\WpSystem.

    They are in EFS but I can access in every file inside them.

    This is a problem of my OS or this is normality?
    I don't think Microsoft wants an user to touch them so easily (just like the ones in C:\ that user cannot even go inside).
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. philc43's Avatar
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1803 Build 17134.285 and W10 Insider Build 18234
       03 Jun 2017 #2

    You might find this tutorial helpful - it relates to changing location for windows apps and gives a link to how to move apps to a new location. Change Save Location for New Apps in Windows 10

    Two important points: you can only have one location at a time to save apps to; and you can't use mapped drives.

    I think its normal for the new location files to be accessible but it will only be by you in your account.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    03 Jun 2017 #3

    For me whats matter is that the two folders visible and with efs on them is a NORMAL THING and not an issue.

      My ComputerSystem Spec


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