I read some threads about people who were able to modify metro apps files (WindowsApps dir) on Windows 8. However, I cannot do this on Windows 8.1. I am an administrator and even when I take the ownership over WindowsApps and all its subitems, I get "You require permissions from YOURSELF to make changes to this file" while trying to rename a file. I cannot modify the files either.
However, deleting and moving files out of WindowsApps is possible. I can move the whole dir for an app to the desktop and then there still exists the same read-only restriction. I managed to remove these "permissions" by adding the folder to a ZIP folder. BTW, bringing the folder back works, but Windows doesn't want to start the app anymore.
I am curious: How and where are these permissions set and can they be turned off? Is this only for the apps folder structure, or it is a general Windows feature?