@FlavorfulHen4 said in PSO2 Ratings Have Tanked And Microsoft Store Is To Blame! But fear not! We have a solution......:
@Necro4497 My game was installed to "...\ModifiableWindowsApps\pso2_bin" and modifying the files in there are all I needed to touch to fix it when it broke.
Okay. We all have the non hidden directory modifiablewindowsapps. That's not the directory I'm talking about. Modifiablewindowsapps is the folder you're allowed to see and modify. None of the install packet data is in this folder. This folder has your game, and your game files. There is a hidden folder. You have to go to directory options and select show hidden folder and files. Then Program Files\Windowsapps folder appears. To look inside this folder you have to change ownership back to yourself, because you don't own it and can't access it otherwise. Once you change ownership to Users, you can open this folder, and there will be install data folders for every Windows Store app pre-installed by windows, and those purchased by you. In this folder you will find the folders Mutable, and Mutablebackup. These are the folders where the Windows Store bug is happening. For those of us stuck in the download loop, or those who have the game re-downloaded every restart of their computer, a new copy of the 60 gigs of install packets is added into these folders. They aren't overwritten, just added. You can not delete the install packets without first changing ownership of the folders, and uninstalling the game doesn't remove the packets either. These thousands of files within, if you've already endured multiple installs, are eating up our hard drive spice until manually removed. Do not delete any of the other folders in WIndowsapps, nor the mutable or mutablebackup folders themselves. Just the folders within that hold the PSO2 install files, which you'll have to gain ownership of and look into, because they are not labeled in a helpful manner. In your directory you have to go to View Tab. Options, select Change Folder and Search Options, which opens up a window, select that view tab, and then select show hidden folders, as Don't Show hidden folders is the default setting. This is what a lot of us had to search for, and then gain access to in order to save our computers from a bug in the Windows Store. Once you can see the hidden folders, trying to use them will give you access denies. Click the option in that popup to go to securities tab, in the next window, go to advanced settings. In the next window there's an option to change owner. The word change is lit in blue. Select that. Then change ownership to yourself. In a box below, you'll have to type Users as well. Now you can open the folder and look inside. You'll have to do this again for the files within. It takes time, but for those of us getting the buggy Windows Store this is the option that doesn't involve buying a new hard drive, or reformatting. Otherwise the loop eventually fills up your hard drive, and bricks your computer.