Windows 10: Multiple Windowsapps folders

  1.    30 Sep 2017 #1

    Multiple Windowsapps folders

    I just noticed that an instance of the Windowsapps folder have insinuated itself on one of my data partitions, as well as having 6 Windowsapps folders on my system drive.

    I don't know exactly what's normal about all of this, but I'm pretty sure the one on my data drive doesn't belong there. I can't say when it appeared, but it had to be pretty recently.

    Of course, my system wont let me open it or alter it, much less delete it, which is what I want to do.

    I tried to use the "Take Ownership/Restore Rights" entry on my context menu, but I got
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    and I don't know if that was the solution anyway (but I would like to know why it's not working)

    Is it safe to do delete this folder? How can I do it?
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  2.    30 Sep 2017 #2

    I restarted in safe mode, and deleted the folder. I hope it doesn't mess something up. Everything seems ok so far.

    I still like to know why "Take Ownership/Restore Rights" isn't working tho.
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  3. Posts : 4,457
    Mac OS Sierra
       30 Sep 2017 #3

    Trusted Installer used to be the user for Windows 8.x. They changed it for the current install of Windows 10 for some reason. They also added to restore it back to the original user. As for the multiple folders. I could see that with a portable drive and that each time you eject and install, Windows somehow is forgetting about that UUID belonging to Drive E. If you have not reserved, along with possible tools to clear stuff for housekeeping that could also be causing that issue.
    Last edited by bro67; 30 Sep 2017 at 21:48.
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  4.    30 Sep 2017 #4

    It's was on a partition on the same ssd, so who knows, but it happened suspiciously close to the last cumulative updates. Just sayin'.
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  5. Posts : 27,851
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17627
       30 Sep 2017 #5

    Hello kitpzyxmsir,

    If you had changed the storage location for where new apps are installed to using the method in the tutorial below, it would create a "WindowsApps" folder at the selected location.

    Change Save Location for New Apps in Windows 10 Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials
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