Windows 10 is constantly evolving with a new update time and again. However, it still comes with lots of issues like PC boots slowly, unable to play DVD movies, not enough space to install Windows 10, and many more. One such issue is the “You’ll need a new app to open this .exe file” error in Windows 10.
This error can be really frustrating when you are trying to open an executable file and the error pops up. The error does not allow you to open the file and that’s when you should troubleshoot the problem with immediate effect. While some issues are relatively easier to solve, some can be really challenging. However, solving this error is pretty easy. Let’s find out how to fix the error while opening a .exe file.
How to Fix “You’ll Need a New App to Open This .Exe File” Error in Windows 10
Step 1: Click on the Windows icon on your desktop and type Regedit in the search box. Now, right-click on the result and click on Run as Administrator to launch the Registry Editor.
Step 2: In the Registry Editor window, navigate to the below path:
The command sub-key is highlighted on the left side of the pane. Now, on the right side of the pane, right-click on the string named Default. Click on Modify to open the Edit String pop up.
Step 3: In the Edit String pop up, change the Value data set to “%1” %*. Press OK to save the changes and exit.
Reboot your system and try opening a .exe file to check if it’s opening and does not show the error. Your “You’ll need a new app to open this .exe file” error in Windows 10 should be resolved now.
Method 2 – Reset Windows store
1. Press Windows key + s together to open search.
2. Type wsreset in it and click on wsreset icon appearing in search result.
3. Wait for sometime for getting the store reset.