Help with Windows 8 /windowsapps folder

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  1. RunningHamster
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    Hey guys, I wanted to know how to fix this problem I have.
    Some time before, I tried installing Asphalt 8 and it didn't finish downloading from the Store. Now, when I go into the C:\Program Files\windowsapps folder, I see Asphalt 8 there. It's taking up 3GB of space I need and doesn't show up in the Store in installed apps and neither on the start screen.

    My question is, how do I delete it? It says I need permission from SYSTEM and I've tried setting the permissions to let me delete it, but I can't.

    This is on a school laptop, I don't have access to Command Prompt but Powershell does work. kko.PNG kkl.PNG
     
  2. RunningHamster
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    plz helps
     
  3. LiveLatios

    LiveLatios Profesionnal Scalie

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    you probably still have access to cmd, if you use that sticky keys admin exploit thing, but i have no idea.. never happened to me
     
  4. MarcusD

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    I don't recommend messing with that folder, but if you *really* want to, here's how you can remove it:
    1. Download Paexec, save the exe on "C:\" (without quotes)
    2. rightclick on the bottom-left corner, then click "open command prompt (administrator)"
    3. type `C:\paexec -s cmd` (just type the value between ``), then press ENTER
    4. a new command window should appear, click in it
    5. type `cd "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps"`, press ENTER
    6. type `del GAMELOFTSA.Asphalt*`, press ENTER
    7. the folder should vanish from the explorer window

    Edit: if you can't access the command prompt at all, use Process Explorer to run `C:\paexec.exe -s cmd` as Administrator
     
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  5. RunningHamster
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    Um...
    I can't save in C:\ it says get Admin permission. Can I save it somewhere else?
    @MarcusD
     
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    You can save it elsewhere, but you would need to type out the full path to the executable, so for the simplicity I put it in the C:\ folder
     
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    If you have some other OS like UBUNTU(you can also boot ubuntu as a trial without installation) you get boot it in startup of PC and delete whatever files belonging to Windows without permission.I think this is the easiest method.
     
  9. RunningHamster
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    For some reason C:\Users\***0017\Downloads\paexec.exe doesn't work

    It's not a BIG game it's only 5 GB the laptops are 120. Also I'm on Windows 8