1. Joined : May 2016
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10 64 bit pro
       30 May 2016 #1

    Backing up win 10 store apps


    Have a format/reinstall getting ready to happen. Needing to back up windows 10 store apps and games. Wanting to copy to external hdd so hopefully to not have to redownload 50gb games as I only have 6mb dsl (all I can get where I live).

    Not even sure it will work but it does for steam, origin etc. When I try to copy the folders to external hdd I get this message "do you want to copy this folder without encryption, a problem is preventing this folder from being encrypted". Couldn't figure out what to do after that. I saw something on google about decrypting but it's a lengthy process it seems on such large folders and I'm not sure if they would need reencrypted once moved back to folder after reinstall of windows or what. Can any one help? Thanks in advance!
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,613
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       30 May 2016 #2

    Have you considered doing an in-place upgrade repair instead? This keeps all your programs and most settings, but gives you a fresh Windows installation. Assuming you can log in to Windows, that is.
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  3. Joined : May 2016
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10 64 bit pro
       30 May 2016 #3

    dalchina said: View Post
    Have you considered doing an in-place upgrade repair instead? This keeps all your programs and most settings, but gives you a fresh Windows installation. Assuming you can log in to Windows, that is.
    Well the problem I'm having is i can't get into update and security, browsers won't load, once and a while I can get firefox open in safe mode. Most native windows apps won't load, I get an error of Explorer.exe Error: System call failed. I can't determine any recent installed program or app that has caused it. Avira and malware bytes both detected nothing. It happened suddenly when I went to update a game in the windows 10 store.
    If I do get into settings which is only in safe mode (it won't come up at all in regular) once I click Update and security it flashes like it's switching to it then it goes away and nothing. I've exhausted my known troubleshooting but maybe someone else could get it back functional. Any idea which way to head? System restore was not on by default and I never checked it. I just never thought about it.

    Was just reading on in place upgrade repair and it seems I need a bootable media with same build. I'll have to get that as I have moved to version 1511 build 10586.318 recently.
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  4. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,613
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       30 May 2016 #4

    Hi, here are my notes on this- it's worth trying to save a full reinstall e.g.

    Precede it with this in case sthg has happened to your file system:

    From an admin command prompt
    [Windows key + X, click command prompt (admin)]
    chkdsk C: /F
    Your PC will need to restart.
    Make sure the result is clear or fixed.
    Post back the result, which will be on the screen briefly.
    Otherwise you can get the result as follows:
    How do I see the results of a CHKDSK that ran on boot? - Ask Leo!

    An In-place upgrade repair install will fix many things, but not those where the settings are not changed by the procedure.

    For this you need an installation medium with the same base build as you have installed.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

    This will refresh Windows, after the manner of a Windows installation.
    - all/most associations will be unchanged
    - all your programs will be left installed
    - you will lose any custom fonts
    - you will lose any customised system icons
    - you may need to re-establish your Wi-Fi connection
    - you will need to redo Windows updates subsequent to the build you have used for the repair install
    - Windows.old will be created
    - system restore will be turned off- you should turn it on again and I recommend you manually schedule a daily restore point.
    - you will need to redo any language downloads including the display language if you changed that)
    - inactive title bar colouring (if used) will be reset to default
    - if Qttabbar is installed, you need to re-enable it in explorer (Options, check Qttabbar)
    This is one of the better features of Win10: as each major build comes out, that's your updated reference build, and as updates are mostly cumulative, there will be few to do.

    Recommendation:
    Before you perform this major repair procedure, do create a disk image.

    Please consider using disk imaging regularly. It's a brilliant way to
    - preserve your system (and your sanity)
    - back up your data
    - restore your system to a previously working state in a relatively short time

    Recommended: Macrium Reflect (free/commercial) + boot disk/device + large enough external storage medium.
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  5. Joined : May 2016
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10 64 bit pro
       30 May 2016 #5

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, here are my notes on this- it's worth trying to save a full reinstall e.g.

    Precede it with this in case sthg has happened to your file system:

    From an admin command prompt
    [Windows key + X, click command prompt (admin)]
    chkdsk C: /F
    Your PC will need to restart.
    Make sure the result is clear or fixed.
    Post back the result, which will be on the screen briefly.
    Otherwise you can get the result as follows:
    How do I see the results of a CHKDSK that ran on boot? - Ask Leo!

    An In-place upgrade repair install will fix many things, but not those where the settings are not changed by the procedure.

    For this you need an installation medium with the same base build as you have installed.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

    This will refresh Windows, after the manner of a Windows installation.
    - all/most associations will be unchanged
    - all your programs will be left installed
    - you will lose any custom fonts
    - you will lose any customised system icons
    - you may need to re-establish your Wi-Fi connection
    - you will need to redo Windows updates subsequent to the build you have used for the repair install
    - Windows.old will be created
    - system restore will be turned off- you should turn it on again and I recommend you manually schedule a daily restore point.
    - you will need to redo any language downloads including the display language if you changed that)
    - inactive title bar colouring (if used) will be reset to default
    - if Qttabbar is installed, you need to re-enable it in explorer (Options, check Qttabbar)
    This is one of the better features of Win10: as each major build comes out, that's your updated reference build, and as updates are mostly cumulative, there will be few to do.

    Recommendation:
    Before you perform this major repair procedure, do create a disk image.

    Please consider using disk imaging regularly. It's a brilliant way to
    - preserve your system (and your sanity)
    - back up your data
    - restore your system to a previously working state in a relatively short time

    Recommended: Macrium Reflect (free/commercial) + boot disk/device + large enough external storage medium.
    It repaired a few things but PC acting the same. Here's the result:
    Checking file system on C:
    The type of the file system is NTFS.


    A disk check has been scheduled.
    Windows will now check the disk.

    Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...
    337152 file records processed. File verification completed.
    9524 large file records processed. 0 bad file records processed.
    Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...
    406164 index entries processed. Index verification completed.
    CHKDSK is scanning unindexed files for reconnect to their original directory.
    1 unindexed files scanned. Recovering orphaned file {2F888~1 (41258) into directory file 83737.
    Recovering orphaned file {2f888f48-f154-4270-ba59-137cc111e4a9} (41258) into directory file 83737.
    1 unindexed files recovered to original directory.
    0 unindexed files recovered to lost and found.
    Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...
    Cleaning up 448 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
    Cleaning up 448 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
    Cleaning up 448 unused security descriptors.
    Security descriptor verification completed.
    34507 data files processed. CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
    Usn Journal verification completed.
    Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap.

    Windows has made corrections to the file system.
    No further action is required.

    124576008 KB total disk space.
    47813720 KB in 173457 files.
    122372 KB in 34508 indexes.
    0 KB in bad sectors.
    413436 KB in use by the system.
    65536 KB occupied by the log file.
    76226480 KB available on disk.

    4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
    31144002 total allocation units on disk.
    19056620 allocation units available on disk.

    Internal Info:
    00 25 05 00 34 2c 03 00 f4 13 06 00 00 00 00 00 .%..4,..........
    af 01 00 00 09 59 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 .....Y..........

    Windows has finished checking your disk.
    Please wait while your computer restarts.
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  6.    31 May 2016 #6

    Why not use a disk imager? Macrium Reflect Free, Acronis True Image, Drive Cloner...all great choices and they'll backup your games so you don't have to re-download.
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  7. Joined : May 2016
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10 64 bit pro
       31 May 2016 #7

    HanginJang said: View Post
    Why not use a disk imager? Macrium Reflect Free, Acronis True Image, Drive Cloner...all great choices and they'll backup your games so you don't have to re-download.
    An option I guess but can I just image the drive in question and add back to New win 10 install which is on a separate drive? At current I have backed up everything to external he'd. I backed up the win 10 store games without encryption and exported encryption certificate. they are on a separate drive as well so may not have an issue after the fact but wanted to be sure. Downloading a 50gb game on 6mb line is rough.
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  8. Joined : May 2016
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10 64 bit pro
       31 May 2016 #8

    HanginJang said: View Post
    Why not use a disk imager? Macrium Reflect Free, Acronis True Image, Drive Cloner...all great choices and they'll backup your games so you don't have to re-download.
    An option I guess but can I just image the drive in question and add back to New win 10 install which is on a separate drive? At current I have backed up everything to external he'd. I backed up the win 10 store games without encryption and exported encryption certificate. they are on a separate drive as well so may not have an issue after the fact but wanted to be sure. Downloading a 50gb game on 6mb line is rough.
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