- Having your Windows 10 Apps not open when you need them more is the worst, but this guide will help you.
- To start resolving this issue, make sure that the Windows Update service is running normally, and then follow the next steps.
- Don't hesitate to explore our comprehensive Windows 10 errors fix Hub for more detailed guides.
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Apps are an important part of Windows 10, and some users have reported that Windows 10 apps won’t open on their computer, so today we’ll show you how to fix this problem.
What to do if Windows 10 Apps won’t open on my PC?
Windows 10 apps are a crucial part of Windows, but sometimes problems with Windows apps can occur in different circumstances. For example:
- Windows 10 apps won’t open Administrator
- According to users, this issue appears while trying to run applications while using an administrator account.
- This is rather unusual since applications should usually start without any problems if you’re running them as an administrator.
- Windows 10 apps won’t open from Taskbar
- In this scenario, your applications won’t start by using their Taskbar shortcut.
- This issue usually occurs if you’re using a dual monitor setup.
- Windows 10 apps won’t open after update
- Certain updates can cause problems with Windows and prevent your apps from running.
- Many users reported that this problem started appearing after installing a specific Windows update.
- Windows 10 apps won’t open after system restore
- System Restore is probably one of the simplest ways to fix various problems on your PC.
- However, there are reports that performing a System Restore can cause this and other problems to appear.
- Windows 10 apps won’t start, run, launch
- According to users, this problem can also prevent applications from starting.
- In some serious cases, your Windows 10 apps won’t load at all.
- Windows 10 apps won’t stay open O
- One of the more annoying problems that you can experience is the constant crashing of your apps.
- Many users reported that Windows 10 apps crash on launch.
- This is a big problem that will make all of your apps almost unusable.
- Windows 10 apps won’t show
- Users also reported that they are unable to see their apps.
- It seems that the applications are working, but users report they are unable to use them.
- According to users, it feels like Windows 10 applications keep closing.
- Windows 10 apps won’t maximize
- This particular issue is similar to the previous one, and while applications are running, users can’t access them.
- This type of problem usually occurs when using a dual monitor setup.
- The applications will be in the Taskbar, but users won’t be able to maximize them at all.
- In fact, it seems that Windows 10 apps don’t work at all.
- Windows 10 apps stopped working
- This is probably one of the most serious problems that you can encounter.
- This issue can affect all your apps and prevent you from using them.
- Windows 10 apps won’t install, download, update
- According to users, in some cases your applications won’t work at all.
- This can be a serious problem since users are completely unable to update, install, or download new apps.
1. Make sure that Windows Update service is running
Users have reported that Windows 10 apps won’t open if Windows Update service isn’t running, so let’s check the status of Windows Update service. To do that, follow these steps:
- Press Windows Key + R to open the Run dialog. When the Run dialog opens, enter services.msc and press Enter or click OK.
- Locate Windows Update on the list of services. Make sure that Startup Type is set to Manual or Automatic.
- If it’s not, double click the Windows Update service to open its properties.
- When the Properties window opens, find the Startup Type section and select Manual or Automatic from the list.
- Click Apply and OK to save the changes.
2. Change ownership of your C: drive
Sometimes Windows 10 apps won’t open due to ownership problems, but you can easily fix that. To change the ownership of a folder, or a hard drive partition, do the following:
- Open This PC and locate the drive where Windows 10 is installed. By default, it should be in the C:/ partition.
- Right-click the drive and choose Properties.
- Go to the Security tab and click the Advanced button.
- Find the Owner section and click Change.
- Select User or Group window will appear. Click the Advanced button.
- Click the Find Now button. A list of users and user groups will appear. Select the Administrators group and click OK.
- In Select User or Group window click OK.
- In Advanced Security Settings window owners should be changed to Administrators and the Administrators group should be added to the Permission entries list.
- Check Replace owner on sub containers and objects.
- Click Apply and OK. Wait for the process to complete.
In addition, you can add Full Control permissions to the drive for ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES group.
- Open your disk partition Properties and go to the Security tab.
- Click the Edit button.
- Permissions for the Local Disk window will open. Click the Add button.
- Select User or Group window will appear. Click the Advanced button, and then click Find Now.
- Locate ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES on the list, select it, and click OK.
- Click OK again.
- ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES will now be added to the list. Click it and select Full Control. Click Apply and OK to save the changes.
- If the issue still persists, open disk partition properties, go to the Security tab, and add Full control to the Users group.
3. Change FilterAdministratorToken in Registry Editor
Users have reported that apps won’t open on Windows 10, and some users have even reported problems with Start Menu while using an administrator account.
If you’re having the same problems, you can fix them by following these steps:
- Press Windows Key + R in order to open the Run dialog. When the Run dialog opens, type Regedit and press Enter or click OK.
- When Registry Editor opens, navigate to the following key in the left pane:
- On the right pane find the 32-bit DWORD called FilterAdministratorToken (If FilterAdministratorToken DWORD doesn’t exist, you can create it by right-clicking in the right pane and choosing New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.)
- Now change the name of the new value to FilterAdministratorToken.
- Double click FilterAdministratorToken DWORD. In the Value data field enter 1 and click OK to save the changes.
- Close Registry Editor and restart your computer.
Note: If the FilterAdministratorToken is available, go to the next step.
4. Make sure that your apps are up to date
Sometimes, apps will not launch if they aren’t updated to the latest version. To fix this, you need to do the following:
- Open Windows Store app, you can do that by pressing Windows Key + S and type Store. From the list of results choose Store.
- When the Windows Store app opens, click on your Microsoft Account icon in the top right corner (next to the Search box) and choose Downloads and updates from the menu.
- Click Check for updates button and update all apps.
If the Store app isn’t working, you can try the same steps from a different user account on your computer, or you can use the Command Prompt to force updates. To do that, follow these steps:
- Press Windows Key + X and choose Command Prompt from the menu.
- When Command Prompt starts, enter the following line and press Enter:
5. Make sure that Windows 10 is up to date
Sometimes, these types of problems can be fixed by performing a Windows Update, so make sure that you have the latest updates installed. To check for updates, do the following:
- Open Settings App and go to Update & Security.
- Go to the Windows Update section and download the latest updates.
Note: If you encounter issues when trying to launch the settings app, check out this thorough guide on the topic.