Applications Not Opening in Windows 10 Fix

When you try to open a few applications on the Windows system the apps do not open and launch successfully and suddenly crash. It is very frustrating when this situation occurs and the apps cannot be used. The reason could be various like corrupted files, cache files, no latest updates installed on the system, etc. Try restarting the system, sometimes a restart will help and the problem will be solved. If not then follow the below different methods to solve the issue.


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Method 1: Run The Troubleshooter For Windows Store Apps

 

Step 1: Open the Windows settings using Windows + I keys together

Step 2: Click on the update & security

 

Update Security

 

Step 3: From the left click on troubleshoot

 

Troubleshoot

 

Step 4: At the right side, click on additional troubleshooter

 

Additional Shooters

 

Step 5: Scroll down and find Windows store apps. Select it there appears the run troubleshooter button

Step 6: Click on run troubleshooter and wait for the process to complete. If any problems are detected, it will also suggest a fix. Apply it and get rid of the problem

 

Run Troubleshooter

 

Step 7: If there are no problems detected then there appears a message saying troubleshooting couldn’t identify the problem. Close the window.

 

Method 2: Reset The Problematic Apps

 

Step 1: Open the Windows settings using Windows + I keys together

Step 2: Click on apps

 

Apps

 

Step 3: In the apps & features page scroll down and find Microsoft Store

Step 4: Select it and click on advanced options

 

Advanced Option

 

Step 5: Scroll down and click on reset button

 

Reset

 

Step 6: There appears a confirmation pop up, click on reset

Step 7: Do the same for all the problematic app and them check if the issue is solved.

 

Method 3: Reinstall The Apps Using PowerShell Command

 

Step 1: Hold Windows + X keys together. In the appeared list click on Windows PowerShell (Admin)

 


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Powershell

 

Step 2: A user account control window will open click on yes

Step 3: Copy the below command and paste it in the PowerShell then hit enter

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

 

Admin

 

Step 4: Wait for the process to finish. There might be some errors during execution ignore those

Step 5: After the execution is done all the apps will be re-installed

Step 6: Close the window and restart your computer.


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Method 4: Run The System File Checker

 

Step 1: Open the command prompt as an administrator. To do this, type cmd in the windows search

Step 2: Hold Ctrl + Shift keys together and hit enter

Step 3: A user account control window will appear, click on yes

Step 4: Copy the below commands and paste it in the command prompt then hit enter. Execute them one by one

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

 

Dism

 

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

 

Dism Scanhealth

 

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

 

Dism Restore Health

 

Step 5: Close the command prompt

Step 6: Again follow the Steps 1- 3 to open the command prompt as an administrator

Step 7: Copy the below command and paste it in the command prompt then hit enter

sfc /scannow

 

Scan

 

Step 8: It will take sometime to execute. Once done restart the system and check if the issue is resolved.

 

Method 5: Check For Windows Update

 

Step 1: Open the Windows settings using Windows + I keys together

Step 2: Click on the update & security

 

Update Security

 

Step 3: In the windows update page, at the right side click on check for updates button

 

Check Updates

 

Step 4: If there are any updates it will be installed. Once the updates and installed restart your computer and then check if the issue is solved.

 

Method 6: Make Sure That The Windows Update Service Is Running

 

Step 1: Open the run prompt using Windows + R keys together

Step 2: Type services.msc in the run prompt and hit enter. This will open the Windows services

 

Services

 

Step 3: Scroll down and find Windows update. Double click on it to open

 

Windows Update

 

Step 4: In the startup type drop down select automatic and click on the start button

 

Start

 

Step 5: To save the changes click on apply and ok

 

Method 7: Make Sure That The Application Identity Service Is Running

 

Step 1: Open the run prompt using Windows + R keys together

Step 2: Type services.msc in the run prompt and hit enter. This will open the Windows services

 

Services

 

Step 3: Find for Application Identity service and double click on it to open

 

Application Identity

 

Step 4: Check the service status. If it is stopped, click on the start button and start the service

 

App Svc

 

Step 5: To save the changes click on apply and ok

 

Method 8: Change Ownership Of The drive

 

Step 1: Open the File explorer using Windows + E keys together

Step 2: On the left, click on This PC

 

This Pc

 

Step 3: Right click on the C drive and click on properties

 

Properties

 

Step 4: Go to the security tab and click on advanced button at the bottom

 

Security

 

Step 5: Click on change

 

Change

 

Step 6: Select user or group window will appear, click on advanced button

 

Advanced

 

Step 7: Press the find now button at the right side

 

Find Now

 

Step 8: A list of users and user groups will appear in the search result

Step 9: Select administrators and click on ok

 

Administrators

 

Step 10: Again in the select user or group window click on ok

Step 11: In the Advanced Security Settings for local disk window, tick the checkbox beside Replace owner on sub containers and objects.

Step 12: Save the changes by clicking on apply and ok

 

Method 9: Give Full Control Permissions For All Application Packages

 

Step 1: Open the File explorer using Windows + E keys together

Step 2: On the left, click on This PC

 

This Pc

 

Step 3: Right click on the C drive and click on properties

 

Properties

 

Step 4: Go to the security tab and click on edit

 

Edit

 

Step 5: In the appeared window click on add

 

Add


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Step 6: Select user or group window will appear, click on advanced button

 

Advanced

 

Step 7: Press the find now button at the right side

 

Find Now

 

Step 8: A list of users and user groups will appear in the search result

Step 9: Select All application packages and click on ok

 

All App Packages

 

Step 10: In permissions for local disk window, select All application packages and click on the check box beside the full control option under allow column to grant the full access to the applications

 

Full Control

 

Method 10: Create a New Local Account

 

Step 1: Open windows settings using Windows + I keys together

Step 2: Click on Accounts

 

Accounts

 

Step 3: On the left side, click on family & other users

 

Family Users

 

Step 4: At the right, under other users section click on add someone else to this PC

 

Add Pc

 

Step 5: Click on I don’t have this person’s sign-in information

 

Microsoft Account

 

Step 6: Then click on Add a user without a Microsoft account

 

Add User

 

Step 7: In the appeared window give a username and a password then click on next

Step 8: A new user account is created. Now switch to the newly created user and access the applications then check if the issue is solved.

That’s it! I hope this article is helpful. Let us know which of the above method worked for you. Thank you!!

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