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How to fix System restore error 0x 80070091 in Windows 10

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How to fix System restore error 0x 80070091 in Windows 10

Its been viral now a day’s that if your updating Windows it is likely to face an error while running the system. This time Devicetricks has brought a troubleshooting tutorial on how to fix System restore error 0x80070091 in Windows 10.

What System restore error 0x80070091 defines?

Windows system restore program is one of the important features for restoring the data at some malfunctioning of the system. Usually, the Windows system restore program helps us to revert back to the factory reset settings of your system. But sometimes the Windows system restore function misbehaves and pop-up into an error code 0x80070091.

System restore error 0x80070091 defines that the directory WindowsApps folder is not empty which should be empty in order to run the Windows system restore successfully.

Possible reasons causing error code 0x80070091  

Some of the possible predictions for such kind of error may be the antivirus may have blocked the process or the error might arouse because of the Sync settings. The other reason found was the corrupt files in program files.

Troubleshooting methods to follow

  • Renaming the WindowsApps folder by booting the system in safe mode.
  • Restoring the system in WinRE (Windows Recovery Environment) mode.
  • Updating the system manually.

  • Scanning the system by running the chkdsk under the Command prompt.

  • Deleting the problematic updates.

1. Renaming the WindowsApps folder by booting the system in Safe Mode

  • In order to boot the system in safe mode open the RUN program by pressing Windows + R key altogether and type msconfig in the dialogue box and hit Enter to open the window.How to fix System restore error 0x 80070091 in Windows 10
  • In the system configuration window navigate to Boot pane and click on the box next to Safe boot and press OK to save the changes. Click on Restart if asked by the system.How to fix System restore error 0x 80070091 in Windows 10
  • Once the Windows gets into a Safe Mode search for Command Prompt option. Right-click on it to Run it as Administrator. Press Yes when asked by User Account Control.How to fix System restore error 0x 80070091 in Windows 10
  • Type the below-shown Commands one after the other and hit Enter to run them.

cd C:\Program Files

takeown /f WindowsApps /r /d Y

icacls WindowsApps /grant “%USERDOMAIN%\%USERNAME%”:(F) /t

attrib WindowsApps -h

rename WindowsApps WindowsApps.old

How to fix System restore error 0x 80070091 in Windows 10

  • Once again open the System configuration Window as followed in Step I/II. Now this time Uncheck the box next to Safe Boot and press OK to save the changes. Click on Restart when asked by the system. When it is done run the system restore program once again and see whether the error code 0x80070091 has resolved.

2. Restoring the system in WinRE (Windows Recovery Environment) mode

  • Run the Operating system in the Windows recovery environment (WinRE) by pressing on Windows + I key altogether. Then select Update & Security Category.How to fix System restore error 0x 80070091 in Windows 10
  • Under the displayed window select the Recovery option from the menu and select Restart now option displayed under Advanced startup.How to fix System restore error 0x 80070091 in Windows 10
  • Navigate to Troubleshoot > Advanced > Command Prompt option displayed on the window one after the other.
  • Type the following commands in the Command prompt window and hit Enter to run the program.

cd C:\Program Files

attrib WindowsApps -h

rename WindowsApps WindowsApps.old

  • Restart the system and reboot system restore again.

3. Updating the system manually

  • Open Windows settings by pressing Windows + I key altogether. GO to Update & Security column.How to fix System restore error 0x 80070091 in Windows 10
  • On the right side of the Window search for Check for Updates button.How to fix System restore error 0x 80070091 in Windows 10
  • It is always advised to keep on updating the hard drives to prevent any interference for System Restore.  

4. Scanning the system by running the chkdsk under the Command prompt.

  • Search Command Prompt in the Start menu and right-click on it to Run it as Administrator.How to fix System restore error 0x 80070091 in Windows 10
  • Once the Command Prompt Window is opened type chkdsk/f(name of system drive) usually it is C drive and hit Enter to run the command.How to fix System restore error 0x 80070091 in Windows 10
  • A disk scan needs to schedule at the next reboot press Y and hit Enter to confirm when asked by the system.
  • Once it is done restart the PC and run the system restore the program to check the error code 0x80070091 has been resolved or not.

5. Deleting the problematic updates

  • Once again open the Windows setting by pressing Windows + I key altogether and select Update and security option.How to fix System restore error 0x 80070091 in Windows 10
  • Once you reached on the Update & Security window now select view update history.How to fix System restore error 0x 80070091 in Windows 10
  • Now select the Uninstall updates option displayed under view installed update history.How to fix System restore error 0x 80070091 in Windows 10
  • Double-click on the update you want to remove and follow the instruction displayed on the screen.
  • Once the problematic update has been removed the error code 0x80070091in Windows 10 System restore might have resolved.

Conclusion:

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