Refs File System and Windows App Store?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by peck1234, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. peck1234

    peck1234 MDL Member

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    Just discovered that I cant install ANYTHING from the windows app store on my refs (storage spaces) partition. Funny how ive had 0 problems with steam/origin but when I try to install gears of war MADE by Microsoft on refs also MADE by Microsoft it simply wont let me. Is their anyway around this?
     
  2. stuclark

    stuclark MDL Novice

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    I've found a bunch of stuff I can't do with Refs - in Windows Server 2016 you can't create "Work Folders" (basically offline files/folders) on a Refs partition.

    I couldn't even get my Storage Space to format as Refs under 10 - Powershwell said it was "unavailable" (!)
     
  3. d5aqoëp

    d5aqoëp MDL Member

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    You are far ahead of time. Kindly go back few years. :p
     
  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Did not even bother with ReFS in 2016 after adventures in 2012 R2, where just about nothing worked correctly with that FS
     
  5. Accelerator

    Accelerator MDL Novice

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    There's no workaround for this problem. Because installing Apps to other partition need File and Folder Encryption like NTFS EFS, and ReFS does not support any File Encryption technology.