[Solved] How to Fix the x80070005 Error Code


Summary: Error Code 0x80070005, which is also known as Access Denied error, is associated with Windows updates. It usually crops up when the system lacks the required permissions or files to tune settings at the time of Windows update. In the wake of the error, Windows update installation may well be aborted, and the user will start to experience varied issues like system slow down, abrupt system reboot, and crash, in the form of Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). Worse, data loss issues could well ensue. Hence, in this article, we will expound on how to deal with the error and recover your data using Bitwar Data Recovery.


Common Causes of the 0x80070005 Error Code


The Access Denied error pop-up occurs when a Windows user installs some system updates but does not have the required files or permissions to operate.

Other possible causes of the 0x80070005 error code are usually related to User Account Control, antivirus programs and changes in configuration in local security policy.

The following content is some working methods for fixing the 0x80070005 error.

5 Methods for Solving the 0x80070005 Error Code

Method 1: Acquire Permissions of the Packages Folder

Since the lack of permissions required to update Windows may lead to the error. It’s a sensible idea to acquire the needed permissions. You could use the following steps to do so:

Step 1: Press Windows Key + to open the Run box.

Step 2: In the run dialogue that pops up, type in %appdata% and then click OK.

Step 3: The computer will take you to the Appdata\Roaming folder. Click on AppData\Local in the address bar in the File Explorer and navigate to the AppData\Local folder.

Step 4: Look for the folder called Packages.

Step 5: Right-click on the Packages folder and select Properties.

Step 6: Switch to the Security Tab.

Acquire Permissions of the Packages Folder

Step 7: Now click on the Advanced button and make sure that all the users listed there have full control. If not, then click on Add. Select Select a Principal, type in users in the box labelled Enter the object name to select once this is done. After that, click on Check Names and then tick off the box next to Full Permission.

Step 8: Click on OK. The computer then should grant full permission and your issue should now be tackled.

Method 2: Change the Download Location of Windows Store Apps

If the said method did not work, there is no need to be vexed since this problem can also be caused by a misplaced download location of Windows Store apps. In other words, downloaded files are not stored on the HDD/SSD disk that Windows is installed on (which generally is drive C). In this case, changing the download location set for Windows Store apps back to the default value should help. Nevertheless, the Windows Store does not provide an option that allows users to alter the default download location. So you ask Registry Editor for help to do the trick. to use this method, you need to use these steps:

Step 1: Press the Windows key + R to open a Run dialogue.

Step 2: Type in regedit in the Run dialog and then press Enter to launch Registry Editor.

Step 3: In Registry Editor, Navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion

Step 4: Find the key titled Appx under the CurrentVersion folder in the left pane, right-click on it, select permissions and do what the aforementioned method 1 explains to take its ownership.

Change the Download Location of Windows Store Apps

Step 5: After you have taken ownership of the Appx registry key, click on it to display its contents on the right pane.

Step 6: In the right pane of the Registry Editor, look for and double-click on the registry value PackageRoot to Modify it.

Step 7: Replace the Value data of this value with the directory where you want Windows Store apps to be downloaded and stored. Any valid directory will do, as long as it is in the same disk where your Windows is installed.

Step 8: Click on OK.

Step 9: Close Registry Editor and reboot your computer.

Method 3: Reset Windows Store Cache

If a Windows 10 user is running into any problem with downloading or installing applications from the Windows Store, resetting the Windows Store cache is indeed a sensible solution, which holds true in the case of 0x80070005 error. To reset your PC’s Windows Store cache, you could use these steps:

Step 1: Press Windows key + R to open a Run dialogue.

Step 2: Type in wsreset.exe in the Run dialogue and then press Enter.

Reset Windows Store Cache

Step 3: Wait for the command to be fully executed and the Windows Store cache to be completely reset.

Step 4: Reboot your computer and see whether the error has been solved.

Method 4: Re-register the Windows Store

Step 1: Press win + Q to open the search bar.

Step 2: Type in Powershell.

Step 3: Right-click on the search result and then click on Run as administrator.

Step 4: Type in the following command in the elevated Windows PowerShell and then press Enter:

powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.XML

Re-register the Windows Store

Step 5: After the command has been downright executed, exit Windows PowerShell and reboot your computer.

After the computer has booted up, launch the Windows Store and check whether the 0x80070005 error still persists.

Method 5: Ensure That Date and Time Settings Are Correct

Technological problems can sometimes be extremely head-scratching but later turn out to be just a minor glitch. And when it comes to the 0x80070005 error, the user sometimes could well simply have the wrong date, time or/and time zone on the Windows 10 PC, which could well prevent the user from installing or updating applications from Windows Store. If you are running into this issue, try ensuring that all of your computer’s date and time settings are set correct. To do so, you could use the following steps:

Step 1: Right-click the date and time part in the notification area and then click Adjust date\time.

Step 2: Look for the right pane of the new window and ensure that your computer has the right date and time.

Step 3: Look for the time zone section on the right pane to make sure that your computer is set to the right time zone.

Step 4: After correcting those related settings, reboot your computer.

Step 5: Check whether the PC can install and update applications from the Windows Store.

Recover Lost Data Caused by the 0x80070005 Error Code

The Windows error 0x80070005 sometimes results in thorny data loss issues. Mercifully, those lost files can be recovered using our secure and reliable data recovery tool, Bitwar Data Recovery. To bring back your lost files, use the following steps:

Step 1: Download Bitwar Data Recovery from our official website and install it on your PC.

Step 2: Launch the recovery tool and then select the drive where the deleted files got lost and then press the Next button to proceed.

main interface

Step 3: Select a scan mode. To beginners, we recommend Quick Scan, which is capable of recovering a healthy number of lost files. If it doesn’t serve you well, you can use Deep Scan next time.

scan mode

Step 4: Click on Next, select the file types you want to retrieve and then press the Next button.

file types

Step 5Preview all the files you want.


Step 6: Lastly, after previewing and selecting the files you want, click the Recover button to begin the recovery process.

Note: save recovered files to other safe places. Do not save it back on the same drive from which the deleted files got lost.


A rule of thumb for users is that before updating Windows, always back up your valuable files. Although Windows update installations are mainly error-free, there may be a chance that the user may lose files if the PC doesn’t install needed updates successfully. This may lead to the Access Denied error. The Error code 0x80070005 sends a signal that the user doesn’t have the required permissions/files. To cap it off, faulty updates may well delete the user’s files. In this case, you could use our data recovery software, Bitwar Data Recovery, to recover those inadvertently deleted files with ease.

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