[SOLVED] How do you backup Windows 10 Apps?

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  1. digitalbear

    digitalbear MDL Member

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    #1 digitalbear, Jan 14, 2018
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    The reason I want to backup is my Internet is limited and do not want to re-download 18GB. I use D drive as my default for all games to make backup & restore of my C system drive easier.

    My App directory is located in "D:\WindowsApps" and trying to backup "D:\WindowsApps\Microsoft.DallasBeta_1.2.4702.2_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe" results in "You require persmission from SYSTEM to make changes to this file - Try Again". Changing ownership to me does not help, it then says it needs my permission to copy a file - what crazy file permissions !
     
  2. endbase

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  3. Tiger-1

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    Hi simple dude right click on folder desired and search for Advanced permissions in there you can see that System is atual owner so you can change following all needed after change from System to you click ok and after return to properties of folder click on atual owner in case you of course click again in total control and see if now works ;)
     
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  4. digitalbear

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    Tried that, but after closing and reopening file permissions it says "Unable to display current owner"
     
  5. digitalbear

    digitalbear MDL Member

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    Double clicking the folder says "Access Denied" although I'm part of the administrators.
     
  6. digitalbear

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    Also tried the registry file that gives the "Take ownership" command, but still access denied :confused:
     
  7. Tiger-1

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    yep so try NSUDO who know works now :thinking::smoking: well I haven't knowledge about UWP applications then I'm suspect to tell something related sorry dude
     
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  8. digitalbear

    digitalbear MDL Member

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    No problem - thank you for your help :)
     
  9. digitalbear

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    Is there any tool that can make this backup restore easy, because even Aomei Onekey Recovery trying to backup this directory in WinPE mode was also blocked (WinPE probably reads the same restrictions)
    So maybe I have to reboot with Linux backup tool. Ha ha ha Linux saving Microsoft again... :confused:
     
  10. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Maybe you can use macrium reflect you can use it for free the only limitation is only full backups I believe
     
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  11. digitalbear

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    Yes this reminds me of Acronis use to have an Linux bootable media and Acronis has directory/file backup - so much trouble just to bypass stupid Microsoft permissions :eek:
     
  12. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    It takes 1 minute to make a bootable usb media with macrium reflect and 20 sec to boot into a windows pe enviroment but I understand that it's a hussle ;)
     
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  13. urie

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    Unless your games and Apps are stand alone I don't see the benefit of having them on another partition, If you need to reinstall windows from scratch then you need to reinstall the games and Apps it would be different if it was just downloads or data.
     
  14. digitalbear

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    #14 digitalbear, Jan 15, 2018
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    Problem is that I have a 240GB SSD drive partitioned into System & Data, also I do not want to make a backup image with games as I do not play them every day, but on the day I need them I do not want to re-download them or when restoring from windows image I just want the system restored not huge games. As far as I know putting the installed game back and installing it in the same directory just activates ths game again and no need to re-download everything. Many people use the same thing with steam games.
     
  15. digitalbear

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    Yes but WinPE also abides by Microsoft permissions, which defeats it - Linux bootable medium the only way I see so far.
     
  16. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    #16 endbase, Jan 15, 2018
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    I test one sec brb

    update tested and copied the windows app folder with succes to another drive
     
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  17. digitalbear

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    Sorry what program did you use to copy the app folder?
     
  18. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Windows PE made with Macrium Reflect there is an explorer prog inside the PE envirement
     
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    error.jpg
    Macrium Reflect WinPE error :eek:
     
  20. endbase

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    #20 endbase, Jan 15, 2018
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    Looks like that some of the files in your directory of apps are either not there any more or corrupted chek the log for details if you want to
     
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