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How to remove access to the 'windowsapps' folder

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    How to remove access to the 'windowsapps' folder


    Hi,

    I was not able to see the C:\Program Files\WindowsApps folder so I search on the Internet and find something to see inside this folder.

    Now that I see what inside I want to remove access to this folder (mean I don't want to see inside anymore).

    I use Windows 8.1 Enterprise and my account have administrator right.

    I try something, but each time I remove my account, they show again
    C:\Program Files\WindowsApps --> Right Click --> Properties --> Security

    Even if I remove my admin account from Group they appear all time.

    I try the Edit button in the "Group or user names" and I try too Advanced Button in "Permissions for".

    How remove access to C:\Program Files\WindowsApps?



    PS
    Can I say that people who create Folder Right, Permission, Audit, etc. have a Jello Brain!
    Man so complicated...

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    It is protected to keep malware from implanting into that folder. Only the OS is able to use that folder. There is no reason really to get into that folder for any reason. Otherwise you will end up breaking the OS.
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  3. #3


    I have Win 10 so this may be a little different, but this is what permissions is set to for me:

    "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps"

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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Not sure you understand what I say. I want to not able to have access to C:\Program Files\WindowsApps.
    For now when I press on C:\Program Files\WindowsApps I see all file and able to go inside.
    BEFORE I change permissions I can't but don't know what I did for that. So I can't reverse the situation since I don't know what I did really.

    I don't want to see inside C:\Program Files\WindowsApps. How do that?
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  5. #5


    In Folder Options, View tab, uncheck Show hidden files, folders and drives.
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  6. #6


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    You can change the owner to "SYSTEM" & disable inheritance & remove everyone else & you will end up with a message like this when you try to open the folder-

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    If you click on it you will see-

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    In Advanced you will see-

    Click image for larger version

    Of course, anybody that knows what they are doing CAN gain access.

    You could try researching programs to password protect folders.

    I looked in my folder & didn't see anything worth looking at.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Thanks all of you.
    Winner of my problem (who give good answer) is...
    David Bailey

    You make my day.
    Now when I go on this folder I received:


    After that if I press Continue button the following box appear:



    Its exactly what I want!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks a lot !!!!
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  8. #8


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Glad I could help.
    +10 for nice response.


    Quote Originally Posted by AllIsMixedInMyH View Post
    Thanks all of you.
    Winner of my problem (who give good answer) is...
    David Bailey

    You make my day.
    Now when I go on this folder I received:


    After that if I press Continue button the following box appear:



    Its exactly what I want!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks a lot !!!!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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