Files in subfolder of WindowsApps still don't want to take ownership


PET

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Hey guys,

This has been driving me absolutely crazy! In October I did a switch from Win 10 to Win 11. Today I wanted a fresh reinstall to Win11 because windows was acting up.

I had this problem in the past, but this time it persists and I have been struggling with this for the past 2 hours.

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WindowsApps has my username as Owner. However ...

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The files in a subfolder of WindowsApps still don't want to take ownership. I tried it with Enable/Disable Inheritance... replace all child objefct permissions...

I tried Auditing... I tried commands in the cmd to unlock.

If I do Take Ownership with Reg, I see this:

E:\WindowsApps\BraveAtNight.MindScanners_1.1.2.0_x64__mn0m64rs8myn6\MonoBleedingEdge\etc\mono\4.5\Browsers\Compat.browser: Access is denied.
E:\WindowsApps\BraveAtNight.MindScanners_1.1.2.0_x64__mn0m64rs8myn6\MonoBleedingEdge\etc\mono\mconfig\config.xml: Access is denied.
Successfully processed 1 files; Failed processing 205 files

I have no idea what else to do.

PLEASE HELP :)

Thanks


EDIT:
I also tried this tool IObit Unlocker. No can do. It's ulocking the file but fails to delete it.
If I try to delete the folder MSIXVC from WindowsApps, it says that it's in use. Not sure if this is related to the rest of the things not working. IObit Unlocker told me that explorer.exe is using that folder.
 
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That's where I come from. That's where I posted this topic originally.
 

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If you're doing a clean install of Windows 10 then what does it matter?
Remove the partitions and do a clean install
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI Custom build
    CPU
    Intel i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC
    Memory
    64GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 TI
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes
Are you wanting to delete this app? Have you tried taking ownership and deleting in safe mode? From what you said it sounds like you did everything correctly.
 

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    DELL 0J37VM
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Are you wanting to delete this app? Have you tried taking ownership and deleting in safe mode? From what you said it sounds like you did everything correctly.
I havn't tried in Safe Mode. Good point! Thanks
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11
Ok. So I did a restart in Safe Mode and I was able to take Ownership & Delete. Phew. This one was super annoying.

Thanks for the help!
 

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