Windows 10: Cannot open any app from Search

Discus and support Cannot open any app from Search in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I can open any files with no issue. SFC, DISM, and the repair useing app manifest doesn't help. I did get a little too happy with delete folders... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by DarkRookie, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. Cannot open any app from Search


    I can open any files with no issue.

    SFC, DISM, and the repair useing app manifest doesn't help.

    I did get a little too happy with delete folders from system apps. Wondering which I would need to restore.

    :)
     
    DarkRookie, Jun 6, 2017
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  2. Cannot open any application from Start search results

    Anything that is a desktop app refuses to launch if I search for it in Start. It doesn't matter if I search for the Control Panel, Windows Store or one of my games. Left click/enter don't work. I can still right-click, however.

    Windows 10 64-bit | i5-6600k | GTX 970
     
    MyWholeTeamsDead, Jun 6, 2017
    #2
  3. Cannot open any application from Start search results

    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

    In order to help you better, could you please confirm a couple of things:

    • Are you getting any error message?
    • Have you installed all the pending Windows updates?

    I suggest you to follow the below methods and check if it helps.

    Method 1: I would suggest you try
    Windows Store app troubleshooter
    and check if it helps.

    1. Press
    Windows key + X and click on Control Panel.

    2. Change
    View by from Category to
    Large Icons/Small Icons.

    3. Click on
    Troubleshooting and then selectView all.

    4. Select Windows Store Apps
    and follow the on-screen instructions.

    Method 2: System File Checker (SFC) Scan

    1. On the Search bar type “cmd” and click
    ctrl + shift + Enter to open the Elevated Command Prompt.

    2. Type “sfc /scannow” and hit
    Enter.

    3. Exit Command Prompt.

    For more information about SFC Scan click on the link below:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929833

    Hope this information is helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.
     
    Karthicka_R, Jun 6, 2017
    #3
  4. dalchina New Member

    Cannot open any app from Search

    Hello, I understand you can't start universal apps (like Groove, Photos..) if use Cortana's search e.g. Photos as here.

    Cannot open any app from Search [​IMG]


    Can you start all the apps from the Start Menu? E.g. Photos?


    Cannot open any app from Search [​IMG]


    If not, I suggest you need to do an in-place upgrade repair install (which keeps all programs and most settings).

    More when you reply. Thanks.
     
    dalchina, Jun 6, 2017
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