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Blocking Windows 10 Apps


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#1 allawasurvivor

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 07:21 PM

Are there any programs or tricks available that can block Windows 10 apps?

 

I am forced to create an email address for my son's child account and give him access to the Windows Email app. Why can't I have control of my own child's destiny?



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Posted 05 March 2017 - 09:11 AM

Does your son have a standard account, while only you have the reigns of the admin-level account?


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Posted 05 March 2017 - 05:06 PM

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 05:46 PM

Yes

I'm a Windows 7 user, so I can only guess that you should be able to tweak his account as an admin to deny him what you want to deny him.


Edited by RolandJS, 05 March 2017 - 05:47 PM.

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 08:15 PM

Nope, unfortunately that ability was taken away in Windows 8 along with the added requirement of your child having their own email address.

 

Anybody know any way to block a Windows 10 app from running?



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 10:04 AM

Hi, allawasurvivor!

 

You can try this as it may help: https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/8739/restrict-users-to-run-only-specified-programs-in-windows-7/

 

Even though the title does say Windows 7, the screen shots clearly show Windows 10 and as such, the instructions should work on that OS too.

 

Good luck! :)

 

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Edited by midimusicman79, 07 March 2017 - 10:08 AM.

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 10:31 AM

I suggest you do a web search on "Windows 10 Child Account" and read up on the controls for same.  There is a lot of good material out there.

 

You can "lock down" a child account on Windows 10 quite tightly and you can set one up as a local account as well, which would not require an e-mail address (though it sounds like that's not what you'd want in this case, anyway).


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 04:33 AM

Hi, allawasurvivor!

 

You can try this as it may help: https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/8739/restrict-users-to-run-only-specified-programs-in-windows-7/

 

Even though the title does say Windows 7, the screen shots clearly show Windows 10 and as such, the instructions should work on that OS too.

 

Good luck! :)

 

Regards,

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Thank you for that, unfortunately Microsoft decided it was so important to actually hide the Windows 10 apps, I looked all over but I cannot find anywhere online the actual location of the apps! :-(

 

Any idea how to find them?



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 04:35 AM

I suggest you do a web search on "Windows 10 Child Account" and read up on the controls for same.  There is a lot of good material out there.

 

You can "lock down" a child account on Windows 10 quite tightly and you can set one up as a local account as well, which would not require an e-mail address (though it sounds like that's not what you'd want in this case, anyway).

Nope, I spent many hours with the controls and there is no way that I can see to disable it through Windows Family.

 

Local accounts have even less control, you cannot use Windows Family on a local account.



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 07:30 AM

Hi again, allawasurvivor!
 

Thank you for that, unfortunately Microsoft decided it was so important to actually hide the Windows 10 apps, I looked all over but I cannot find anywhere online the actual location of the apps! :-(
 
Any idea how to find them?

 
You are welcome!

I would recommend trying this: https://www.maketecheasier.com/access-windowsapps-folder-windows-10/
 
For reference, my Windows Email app is located in this folder: microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_17.8004.42017.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
 
In there you can locate HxMail.exe and block it.
 
Regards,
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Edited by midimusicman79, 09 March 2017 - 03:01 AM.

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 04:57 PM

Hi again, allawasurvivor!

With all due respect, did you manage to solve the issue with my instructions?

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 06:47 PM

I haven't had the chance yet to try it, I'll let you know as soon I check it out.



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Posted 10 March 2017 - 05:03 PM

Hi again, allawasurvivor!
 

Thank you for that, unfortunately Microsoft decided it was so important to actually hide the Windows 10 apps, I looked all over but I cannot find anywhere online the actual location of the apps! :-(
 
Any idea how to find them?

 
You are welcome!

I would recommend trying this: https://www.maketecheasier.com/access-windowsapps-folder-windows-10/
 
For reference, my Windows Email app is located in this folder: microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_17.8004.42017.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
 
In there you can locate HxMail.exe and block it.
 
Regards,
midimusicman79

 

Thank you! I followed the instructions, got in and just deleted the stupid thing.

 

Can't wait until he tries to go send another email!  :devil:  :smash:






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