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How to Delete MSIXVC Folder

In this article we will try to teach you how to Delete MSIXVC Folder. MSIXVC stands for Microsoft Installer for Xbox Virtual Console. Located in Windows 10 and 11, it stores the data from your Xbox Game Pass account, including installation files for your games and other important files associated with the Microsoft Store and Game Pass apps. Unfortunately, the Game Pass file system is far from perfect, and even after uninstalling a game, the installation files may remain and take up significant internal hard drive space.

If you’re running out of disk space and urgently need to find something to delete, the MSIXVC folder is a tempting candidate. However, we do not recommend deleting the MSIXVC folder as it can corrupt not only your Game Pass games but also your Xbox Game Pass app and Windows Store. If you don’t use Xbox one Game Pass or the Windows Store, you may be able to delete the folder and risk breaking it. If you are sure you want to delete the folder, you can find it on your system drive under C:Program FilesWindowsAppsMSIXVC. Below we have mention the steps to remove MSIXVC Folder

How to Remove MSIXVC Folder

Change Permissions

Step 1: You may not have the rights and permissions to open the folder of “WindowsApps”.

Step 2: To gain the permission, you will have to provide the permission to this folder by the following steps.

Step 3: Right click on the folder, click on properties, then Advanced.

Step 4: In the advanced security settingswindow, click onthe Change text.

Step 5: Enter your user name in the provided text box.

Step 6: Click Ok, then Apply.

Take Ownership of WindowsApps Folder

Step 1: Right-click on the WindowsApps folder and select Properties.

Step 2: Go to the Security tab.

Step 3: Click on the Advanced button.

Step 4: Click on the Change link next to Owner.

Step 5: Again click on the Advanced button.

Step 6: Click on the Find Now button.

Step 7: Select your User Account from the search results and click on the OK button.

Step 8: Select Replace owner on subcontainers and object.

Step 9: Under the Permissions tab, click on Add.

Step 0: Click on the Select a principal link.

Step 11: Repeat steps 5-7.

Step 12: Click on Show advanced permissions link.

Step 13: Select Full control and then click on OK.

Step 14: Navigate to the MSIXVC folder.

Step 15: Right-click and delete the folder.

Boot Windows in Safe Mode

Step 1: Type ‘msconfig‘ in the taskbar search box.

Step 2: Select System Configuration that shows up on top of the search results.

Step 3: In the System Configuration window, go to the Boot tab.

Step 4: Click on the checkbox to enable Safe boot.

Step 5: Click on Minimal.

Step 6: Click on the Apply button.

Step 7: Restart your Windows PC.

Step 8: Navigate to MSIXVC under the WindowsApps folder.

Step 9: Right-click and delete the folder.

Step 10: Again open the System Configuration window.

Step 11: Disable Safe boot.

Step 12: Restart Windows 11/ 10 PC.

Final Words

We hope our article we will try to teach you how to erase MSIXVC Folder will help you and resolve all your problems. When we tried to delete the secure folder, we found that we can’t do it. Not even if we are administrators. This folder has the highest Windows privilege level, SYSTEM, so only the operating system can use or change it. We can’t even access your content.

I hope you understand this article, How to Delete MSIXVC Folder.

James Hogan
James Hogan
James Hogan is a senior staff writer at Bollyinside, where he has been covering various topics, including laptops, gaming gear, keyboards, storage, and more. During that period, they evaluated hundreds of laptops and thousands of accessories and built a collection of entirely too many mechanical keyboards for their own use.


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