Windows 10 Apps folder Permission to copy and paste files DENIED

Hi, 

I have been trying to backup a game ( forza horizon 3 ) in my windows app folder which is installed in a different folder ( E/Windowsapps ) than C/Programfiles/Windowsapps. 

I have tried giving these two folders ( both windows apps in C and E which is my game location ) permissions but I still cant copy or paste anything from or into these folders. 

What I am intending to do is to backup my game files and also paste a xbox 360 emulator into the game directory to make my racing wheel work with the game but I cannot do that if I can't paste the file into my games folder.

here is how my security settings look for both windows app folders:


This has been rather a very frustrating experience since I installed windows 10 just for Forza Horizon 3.

I would appreciate any help to fix this, as long as I am able to copy files into the folder, I dont mind not being able to copy files off of the folders.

 

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This is happen here either ... I've just tried to paste / create new / change some archive there (% Program Files% / WindowsApps) and windows keeps blocking me.

I was just trying to learn how those apps works. After cut and paste the BlockMap file outside WinApps folder, I was blocked when I tried to put it back in.
I know the system prevents people from turning up anything, or someone with a little more knowledge to hack or change some code, but when you give a way, you gotta have a way back, and there is not.

In answer to Hoss_Rad and nunonbreak, there is a work around for your issue:
If you got the full access and ownership of each of those files (not just the folder), you should be able to copy and paste it into another folder in your system. After it, the archives turn to normal archives, without system block. But this is just a turn around for your problem, not a truly solution.
Follow this tutorial or the instructions bellow:

1- Open Prompt as administrator (type 'prompt' on search / right button click on it / open as admin)
2- Backing up permitions. Type (or copy / paste) this inside prompt:
Icacls "% ProgramFiles% \ WindowsApps" / save "% TEMP% \ WindowsApps.acl" / Q
3- Taking ownership. Type (or just copy / paste) this:
Takeown / F "% ProgramFiles% \ WindowsApps" / R
4- Taking 'full control' permissions. Type (or just copy / paste) this:
Icacls "% ProgramFiles% \ WindowsApps" / setintegritylevel H [igh] / grant "% username%": F / Q / T

Follow this tutorial for turning back.
ATENTION: I'm not sure if all your apps will keep working fine. Try to back up all the permitions first and take it back if something goes wrong.

In my case the problem persists, I still can not paste anything inside WinApps folder.
Just for knowledge, the things that I tried to solve my problem that did not work:
• Changed all kind of permissions that is possible - nothing worked
• Tried to remove TrustedInstaller and System and keeps my user owner and full access - did not work
• Tried to use it in safemode (and change everything again) - the problem still happen (didn't asked me for admin permission, goes directly to the second error message 'you don't have permission...')
• Tried to copy / past the file into there using the prompt - did not work
• Tried to install some programs like 'unlocker', 'IOBit unlocker' and 'TakeOwnershipEx' - did not work as well

• Created 'god mode' folder and tried to find some alternative, but there is not

• Changed user control settings UAC - same thing...

• Tried to Install all apps in an external HD, but, even there, the app folder keeps blocking me

• Tried to Install some third-party programs - without success...

• Tried to change the app settings before install it. I've got the app file, got it from a link captured from Windows Store (the same that you are automatic redirected, to download inside there), and made some modifications in it. Everything gone fine, but now Windows is blocking my installation, cause I don t have a valid cetificate. The original cryptographed certificate, from the app creator, gone away when I make modifies in it. So, I have the app modified, but I can't install it. Obs.: I tried to make a fake certificate, just to test it, but as long my Windows is Home Edition, i couldn't be able to do it.

So, no turn around for this till now...

Ps1: I have created a restore point before doing it, but it got an error message when I try to restore the things to that point.
Ps2 .: I know those methods can brake my apps (and system), but that is ok. I'll format this PC after finding the solution and this is not my main.

Ps3.: Sending 2 screens from the problem, attached:

Scrn1:

Scrn2:

Translating from pt-en:

Scrn1 = "Access denied to destination folder | You will need to provide admin permission to move this folder | Continue/Ignore/Cancel"
Scrn2 = "Access denied to destination folder | You need permission to execute this action | Try again/Cancel"

Have anyone got a working solution for this?

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Hi,

Just to follow up, has this issue been resolved?

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Having exactly the same issue. I am unable to put any files in ANY of the folders in the Windows Apps folder.

Also trying to put xbox 360 emulator files into the Forza 3 Horizons demo folder to get my wheel to work.

I've tried everything suggested so far in this thread with no luck. MS seriously need to get their act together and sort this crap out. I didn't upgrade to windows 10 for a more inconvenient user experience. I also see that you've been waiting since September last year for this to get sorted out.

Safe mode, New user as admin (even though I'm already an admin), 3rd party "take control" software, all permissions set to full control etc. All I want to do is copy 3 files to a folder. Why is it necessary to jump through all these hoops, and even that doesn't work. 

It's ridiculous.

 

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Hi,

In most cases, you need permission on the Windows apps folder if you can't put files on it.

For us to better assist you, please provide this information:

  • Is there an error message displayed after moving a file on the Windows apps folder? If yes, can you send us a screenshot?

Looking forward to your reply so we can find the best solution for you.

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All of the groups have full control enabled, and I am the only user on the PC and am the Administrator.

As I mentioned before I've tried everything suggested in the thread up until this point. And a several things from other similar threads as well. A solution would be great, but since you haven't been able to help the OP and I have exactly the same issue it doesn't look promising.

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Thank you for your response. Have you checked if the permissions for users and local machine has the same full access? Have you tried editing the access from Regedit by any chance? If so, can you please give us a screenshot of the permission access for the local machines and the users in the PC?

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"Have you tried editing the access from Regedit by any chance?" - Which one is the registry that does it?

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Hi,

Upon reviewing the thread, it looks like you have already tried possible workarounds available to resolve the issue. In response to your query about editing the registry, it is recommended that you seek real-time assistance if you will perform such task. Editing the registry can either help you resolve the issue or worsen the situation when done incorrectly.

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