In Windows 10
, apps downloaded from the Windows Store
are installed in a hidden folder at the root of your system drive. By default, access to this folder is denied, but you can view the content of the app folder with a simple tweak to your settings.
How To Find the Windows Apps Folder
Click on Start
> File Explorer
> This PC
> Program Files
. Click on the View
menu > Show/Hide
and tick the Hidden items
Search for a folder named WindowsApps
. But don't open the folder
or else Windows will display a warning message that reads "You don't currently have permission to access this folder"
Even if you are an administrator, you'll need to take ownership
of the folder before you can view its content.
Take Ownership of the Windows Apps Folder
Right-click on the WindowsApps
folder > Properties
tab and then click on Advanced
Click on the Change
button displayed next to Owner
Type your Windows ID
into the Enter the object name to select
field and then click on Check Names
Once your ID has been verified, click on OK
to take ownership of the folder:
Close the Properties
dialog window and try to open the folder again.