Ok, so I was trying to edit files in the the WindowsApps directory (I made this post Remove pre-installed apps (Candy Crush, Bubble Witch Saga, March of Empires) from Windows 10) and I set myself as the owner of all of the folders in this directory. Then, this made Windows Store unlaunchable, so I began fiddling with the permissions, which was a big mistake. If I add a permission rule giving "All application packages" full control of the WindowsApps folder and subfolders, then Windows Store begins functioning again, but this seems like a band-aid fix so I tried to find another solution. I tried resetting Windows twice (once keeping files and once losing files) but this issue still persists.
I am running 64-bit Windows 10 Pro - I am preparing to reinstall Windows with a USB drive created through the media creation tool but I am worried this will install a standard version of Windows. Will I be able to keep the Pro version?
Does anyone have any other ideas - maybe ways to reset permissions of an entire folder tree or is there a way to delete the entire WindowsApps directory and have Window update repair it?
At this point, I am considering just using my computer as-is, because I don't really use the Windows store.. please help!