Xbox Games App on PC and Gamepass for PC - Microsoft Windows Games Cannot Find Installed...

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  1. Mike0193
    Mike0193 Guest

    Xbox Games App on PC and Gamepass for PC - Microsoft Windows Games Cannot Find Installed...


    I installed a bunch of games onto a certain harddrive that I use only for games. Upon reinstalling a clean version of Windows for a pc hardware upgrade, now that drive has a bunch of Windows folders ("windowsApps", "WpSystem", and "WUDownloadCache") that are not accessible. Even when I change my download directory back to that harddrive on the Xbox app on pc it still does not find my installed games. Steam, Ubisoft, Epic game store, Blizzard, etc. all let me change the game library directory with ease. They all find all the games installed with ease. They also all don't create a bunch of confusing and locked folders, in fact letting me name the single library folder to whatever I wish.

    Why must Windows and their Xbox app make this so confusing and tedious for their games and Gamepass games? The only fixes I've been able to find online is apparently wiping the drive to remove those Windows folders and redownloading these massive games. That's time, save files, and harddrive durability that shouldn't be wasted every time I need or want to reinstall Windows.

    Is there a recommended way of Windows finding my games without me needing to delete everything? And is Microsoft working on a efficient modernization upgrade to this system?

    :)
     
    Mike0193, Aug 1, 2021
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  2. Mike0193 Win User

    Xbox Games App on PC and Gamepass for PC - Microsoft Windows Games Cannot Find Installed Games on Install Folder

    I see, thank you for answering! Is there a way then to delete those folders and reinstall the games without formatting the drive? Since I have games from other software platforms on there.

    Thank you for your time.
  3. Tezzarrific Win User

    Xbox Games App on PC and Gamepass for PC - Microsoft Windows Games Cannot Find Installed Games on Install Folder

    if you change the storage location for installed apps under settings it should do it for you, if not then google removal of gamepass folders as it requires changing all the permissins and ownership of windowsapps and programfiles folders on that drive.
  4. Tezzarrific Win User

    Xbox Games App on PC and Gamepass for PC - Microsoft Windows Games Cannot Find Installed Games on Install Folder

    the folder is encrypted to one install of windows, if you reinstall the encryption is broken. other than reinstallling the gamepass games not much else can be done. microsoft does not verify like all the other launchers.

    i have heard some people managed to get around it using shell commands but not 100% sure.
  5. Christyna64 Win User

    Xbox Game Pass Games Asking To Install On Devices?

    Are you using the Xbox (beta) app on PC to install Gamepass games?
  6. XBF Diego M Win User

    problème erreur 0x80080206 [Mod Translation-problem error 0x80080206]

    Hi Yannis,

    In order to install this game or any game from the Microsoft Store App, you will need to ensure your Windows 10 device is on a 1903 OS build or greater (Current 1909). The easiest way to ensure your PC is ready to go for this game and any other game
    that comes to Game Pass for PC is to install the Xbox (Beta) App with the steps posted here. This will force the PC to install
    an OS version that can run all Game Pass for PC games and allow users to easily find them inside the Xbox (Beta) App.

    Let us know if you have the most recent OS build for Windows and the Xbox (Beta) App and try installing the game from the app as well.
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