How to Fix System Restore Error 0x80070091 on Windows 10

Windows 10 is grown one of the best reliable and secure operating systems to date, but it doesn’t mean to never be affected by any problems. Recently, some users reported that their system restore doesn’t complete successfully and left with a System Restore Error 0x80070091. In such a case, you can bring your system back to an earlier point when it was working well. But this utility doesn’t always work as smoothly as it is required. Sometimes it generates an error like this:

System Restore failed while restoring the directory from the restore point.
Source: AppxStaging
Destination: %ProgramFiles%\WindowsApps
An unspecified error occurred during System Restore. (0x80070091)

This post will suggest some useful approaches that will help you to fix it right now via the methods below.

System Restore Error 0x80070091

System Restore Error 0x80070091

To fix system restore error 0x80070091, use the steps –

1. Rename the WindowsApps folder in Safe Mode

Some Windows users reported that after renaming the WindowsApps folder in Safe Mode, they got able to fix this error successfully. Use the below steps to rename the WindowsApps folder –

cd C:\Program Files
takeown /f WindowsApps /r /d Y
icacls WindowsApps /grant “%USERDOMAIN%\%USERNAME%”:(F) /t
attrib WindowsApps -h
rename WindowsApps WindowsApps.old
  • If the above commands run successfully then restart your computer and proceed to run the System Restore.

2. Rename the WindowsApps folder from WinRE 

If renaming the WindowsApps folder in Safe Mode doesn’t fix the problem then try renaming the WindowsApps folder from the Windows Recovery Environment. The procedure is as follows:

  • Right-click on Start and select Settings from the WinX menu.
  • In the Settings window, go to Update & Security > Recovery.
  • Under the Advanced startup section, click on the Restart button.
  • After your computer restart, go to Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Command Prompt
  • Next, type in your administrator password to continue.
  • Type the following commands and hit Enter to run them one by one:
cd C:\Program Files
attrib WindowsApps -h
rename WindowsApps WindowsAppsOld
  • After running the above commands, restart your computer and then run System Restore.

3. Perform a CHKDSK scan

Sometimes corrupted or damaged system files can cause to occur such types of problems on your computer. Accordingly, you can run the disk checking tool to fix this issue. The procedure is as follows:

  • Click on Start and type “Command Prompt”.
  • Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
  • If the UAC window prompts, hit Yes to permit the access.
  • In the command prompt window, type the below command and hit the enter key –
chkdsk /f C:

System Restore Error 0x80070091

  • In the above command, make sure to replace C with your System drive. Now press the Enter key to run this command.
  • If you’re asked to schedule a disk scan at the next reboot, type Y and hit Enter to confirm. This will take around 15 minutes to complete the scanning process. 

Once it finishes the process, restart your computer and check if the problem still appears.

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