Large folder stuck in WindowApps\MovedPackages

  1. slickochet's Avatar
    Posts : 70
    Windows 10 1909
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    Large folder stuck in WindowApps\MovedPackages


    I recently installed then tried to move Halo Wars 2 through the Microsoft Store but it looks like the move did not finish before I deleted it soon after. There is now a 48GB folder stuck in MovedApps that I cannot seem to delete.

    I have tried changing ownership to my user and admin (including children) but I am still not allowed to delete it. I have also tried dism to cleanup the image, ccleaner to clean the store. The application no longer shows in apps or programs/features to try and delete it again.

    Are there any tools that can clean up this folder? Or another method to get the correct permissions?

    Windows 10 version 21H1 19043.1348

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  2. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Wiztree free will probably let you, else you can boot your PC to a command prompt or from a live boot disk, or install e.g. Emco Unlockit (free, excellent) which will let you select files or folders and if necessary schedule them for deletion on restart.
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  3. slickochet's Avatar
    Posts : 70
    Windows 10 1909
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    Emco unlockit did the job! Many thanks. I'll have to keep that one in the toolbox.
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
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