accessing windows store apps's folders and files in read mode

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  1. joe03

    joe03 MDL Novice

    Jun 10, 2013
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    Hello,

    Installing apps and games from windows store creates a Drive:\WindowsApps\MSIXVC folder that holds what look like virtual disk images of said apps and WindowsApps\[long.name] ntfs junctions.

    I tried copying some files to other folders to no avail, access is denied.
    loading this drive in a linux box doesnt help since the junctions are dead and the files inside unaccessible and i have no idea how to mount the virtual drives and their

    From what i've seen the MSIXVC folder has 3 files per app with random uuid-like generated name
    FILE
    FILE.XVI
    FILE.XVS

    I even tried psexec and got a cmd shell running with system privileges but still i get the Acess denied output when i try copying anything from within those junctions.
    The virtual disk's hex file signature doesn't correspond to anything known either.
     
  2. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

    Nov 30, 2014
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    try windows forum