Windows 10: Cannot open settings app

Discus and support Cannot open settings app in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Every time I attempt to open the settings app on my PC, I receive an error saying "There’s a problem with Settings. Refreshing your PC might help fix... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by JackRoss8888, Sep 12, 2021.

  1. Cannot open settings app


    Every time I attempt to open the settings app on my PC, I receive an error saying "There’s a problem with Settings. Refreshing your PC might help fix it." I feel like have exhausted every option at this point, please help

    :)
     
    JackRoss8888, Sep 12, 2021
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  2. Brink Win User

    Mail app will not open on 10041.

    Hello Adam,

    This is the suggested solution below if you haven't already tried it. Cannot open settings app :)

    In this Windows 10 build 10041, the Mail, Calendar, and People apps may be broken due to a licensing issue with the Store Beta. To get these apps working again, you need to follow these steps:

    • Open powershell as administrator
    • Run the command Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like “*windowscommunicationsapps*”} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online
    • Re-install Mail, People and Calendar from the Store (green tile)
     
    Brink, Sep 12, 2021
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  3. philc43 Win User
    Cannot open mail app settings


    OK, my next suggestion was going to be uninstalling Mail and Calendar and reinstalling from the Windows Store. You can have a go at this by following these steps.

    1. Open the Start menu, type Windows PowerShell.
    2. Right click on the Windows PowerShell and select Run as administrator.
    3. Enter the below command to remove the Mail and calendar app.

    get-appxpackage *microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps* | remove-appxpackage

    After performing the above steps, install the Mail and calendar app from the Windows Store.

    Hope this helps, you will, of course, have to add you accounts back again.
     
    philc43, Sep 12, 2021
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  4. Callender Win User

    Cannot open settings app

    Can I customize the list of suggest apps in the "Open with" menu?

    You can't use it to add additional programs, only to set default programs.

    Interestingly for me it shows nothing for text files:


    Cannot open settings app [​IMG]



    Cannot open settings app [​IMG]

    Then if I want to add a portable app like Jarte Plus to open with context menu windows doesn't like it.



    Cannot open settings app [​IMG]

    It's not present and is near impossible to add even via "look for an app on this PC"

    OpenWithAdd to the rescue:


    Cannot open settings app [​IMG]

    Result:



    Cannot open settings app [​IMG]
     
    Callender, Sep 12, 2021
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