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# 251393 23-Jun-2019 13:33
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Ok, I have been running TreeSize on my computer, to help me clear some bloat, and i came across a game called Candy Crush that was installed.

 

So i went into apps and uninstalled it, the game has disappeared from my menus now, but it appears older versions are lurking in the

 

 

 

c:\Programfiles\WindowsApps

 

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folder  in fact it looks to be around 23 or so versions of the game, and I cannot get rid of them as i don't have access to the folder, infact it looks like I have to to take ownership of the folder if I want to remove the old versions,

 

 

 

So my question is, If i take ownership of the folder, will it stuff up windows store being able to use it?

 

 

 

 





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  # 2262942 23-Jun-2019 16:09
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why are you not using powershell to remove this?





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  # 2262952 23-Jun-2019 16:31
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Open powershell run the following:

 

Get-appxpackage "*king.com*" | Remove-appxpackage  

 

Or run as an administrator and use -AllUsers if you have multiple accounts on Windows


 
 
 
 




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  # 2263002 23-Jun-2019 17:31
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Ok I had tried powershell as an administrator, but it doesn't appear to do anything, i do have other accounts on the computer, so i did try the all users thing but that also doesn't seem to get rid of the old versions





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  # 2263079 23-Jun-2019 21:15
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Morgenmuffel: ... So my question is, If i take ownership of the folder, will it stuff up windows store being able to use it?

 

tl;dr Yes OR Don't mess with that folder - Windows store will break

 

There are three similar questions on Stack Exchange.

 

     

  1. Windows 10 - high level OS folder taken ownership, but still cant modify
  2. Remove pre-installed apps (Candy Crush, Bubble Witch Saga, March of Empires) from Windows 10
  3. How to remove/purge/wipe/clean/clear a Windows 10 app

 

 





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  # 2263235 24-Jun-2019 09:48
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Chances are, on the next Winupdate there will just be more crapware installed regardless, or it may even get re-installed anyway.

 

chasing your tail, clutching at straws sort of thing ?


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  # 2263655 24-Jun-2019 22:16
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1101:

 

Chances are, on the next Winupdate there will just be more crapware installed regardless, ...

 

You can fight it.

 





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