[Fixed] How to Solve Windows 10 System Restore Error 0x80070091?

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Is your Windows 10 System or laptop showing System Restore Error 0x80070091 and you are unable to restore your data? If YES then don’t worry as you can easily overcome from this situation and restore your content on Windows 10 system with ease.     

You are not alone!

You are not only that are suffering from this kind of error message, as there are many Windows 10 users that are reported about this error message over different forum’s threads.


More irritating

This error is very irritating and annoying, as it appear while the system restoring process and pop-up as Error 0x80070091. Whenever you will try to restore your system you will face this error message.

Microsoft’s engineers are noticed this annoying error message and immediately provided the solutions to fix this issue.

The solution suggested by Microsoft is very easy to apply, in this blog all the methods are described step by step.

More specifically, if you are unable to run the Windows restore process or the process suddenly freezes with an error message then you need to simply follow the below given methods.


Also Read: How to Fix “Windows 10 Automatic Repair couldn’t Repair your PC”


About the Error

System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer’s system files and settings were not changed.

Details: System Restore failed whil restoring the directory from the restore point.
Source:  AppxStaging

Destination: %ProgramFiles%\WindowsApps


Tricks to Fix System Restore Error Code 0x80070091 on Windows 10

Before applying any of the below given manual method, first you need to turn off the installed anti-virus (if any) and then run a system scan with PC Error Repair Tool. This tool is actually designed to deal with any type of internal PC errors. After scanning your PC or laptop with this tool you will see that your PC becomes more fast and error free.

This tool is able to fix/repair damaged/missing Windows system files, which is one of the main cause of 0x80070091 system restore error.

After scanning your computer with this tool you should try the restoring process, it is hope that you can easily restore your computer without getting any error message.

In case it didn’t help, then don’t worry and apply the below given steps:


Trick 1:  Rename the WindowsApps folder in Safe Mode

  1. Boot Windows 10 into safe mode
  1. In the safe mode, right click on the Start button and open the Command Prompt with admin privileges.
  2. In the command prompt type below given command one by one:
  • cd C:\Program Files
  • takeown /f WindowsApps /r /d Y
  • icacls WindowsApps /grant “%USERDOMAIN%\%USERNAME%”:(F) /t
  • attrib WindowsApps -h
  • rename WindowsApps WindowsApps.old

Note: Press enter after each command to run

  1. After executing all the commands successfully restart your computer.
  2. Run System Restore.


Trick 2:  Rename the WindowsApps folder from the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)

  1. Boot your system into Windows Recovery Environment.

Go to the the Settings charm > Change PC settings > Update & recovery > Recovery. Under Advanced startup, click Restart now.

  1. Open the command prompt with admin privilege. Click on the TroubleshootAdvanced Options > Command Prompt.
  2. In the command prompt, enter the below given commands, one by one:
    • cd C:\Program Files
    • attrib WindowsApps -h
    • rename WindowsApps WindowsAppsOld
  3. Restart your Windows.
  4. Launch System Restore.


Trick 3: List the content of the %ProgramFiles%\WindowsApps folder

  1. Again open command prompt with Administrator privilege.
  2. A User Account Confirmation will appear, click on Yesto confirm.
  3. In the command prompt type PowerShelland hit Enter key.
  4. In the PowerShell window, search for the C:\WINDOWS\system32.
  5. After going to this path, type cd $env:programfiles\WindowsAppscommand and hit Enter key to change the path of the WindowsApps folder.
  6. After it type (LS -Re -Fi * -Fo -Ea:Inquire).FullName | clipcommand and hit Enter to enlist all sub-folders and its content via PowerShell. Now, copy the results  (ctrl+c)
  7. Type notepad in the PowerShell window and in notepad paste the copied content (Ctrl + V).



All the above discussed manual tricks are tested and provided by Microsoft. These tricks are very simple to apply, but always go with the admin privilege while executing command on the command prompt. As in order to run some specific commands you need to launch the command prompt with admin privilege. If you are still unable to fix the issue after applying them then let us know, send message to our Support page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fix-PC-Error/523125764467185).

[Fixed] How to Solve Windows 10 System Restore Error 0x80070091?
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