Windows 10: Can't open settings or any apps or settings

Discus and support Can't open settings or any apps or settings in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I restarted my surface pro that runs windows completely and it started up fine but I was unable to open up anything. I couldn't connect to networks... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by KaliyahJones, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. Can't open settings or any apps or settings


    I restarted my surface pro that runs windows completely and it started up fine but I was unable to open up anything. I couldn't connect to networks because I open the wifi program. I could not open up my Start either or my action dialog notification panel or anything. I cant open cortana

    :)
     
    KaliyahJones, Mar 20, 2019
    #1

  2. Open settings of Windows 8 App

    Hi Thomas,

    In response to your query, please be informed that Windows 10 is in the list of supported operating system for Modern Reader. Also, the swipe from the right option is for Windows 8 and 8.1 therefore, that step will not open the settings. However, most
    apps have their own settings, therefore, I suggest you to look for a gear icon in the app and check if you are able to find the option you are looking for.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Wungraileng Vashi, Mar 20, 2019
    #2
  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, Mar 20, 2019
    #3
  4. angus Win User

    Can't open settings or any apps or settings

    Settings can't be opened using the built-in administrator account


    Hello,
    Unfortunately I have the same issue as Dabz from upgrading win7 to win10.
    I've tried opening settings using all the suggested methods and it will not load using my account with Administrator access nor the built-in Administrator profile. I also tried other methods not listed such as using Run. Control panel is just a stepping stone to add users in Settings.
    I'm also having explorer.exe issues, which I believe is preventing Settings from loading.
    Using cmd (Admin) I successfully created a new user profile [and granted admin access also using cmd (Admin)], however win10 will not allow this account to log on. win10 does not list this new user within control panel but it does in the start menu. win10 will not allow to log in or switch to the new account via the start menu either.
    I can access settings in Safe Mode but this will not allow me to create a new account.
    Any help/suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
    Cheers
     
    angus, Mar 20, 2019
    #4
Thema:

Can't open settings or any apps or settings

Loading...
  1. Can't open settings or any apps or settings - Similar Threads - Can't open settings

  2. I can't open settings

    in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    I can't open settings: Help please https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/i-cant-open-settings/7727bd00-439f-496e-87e4-f39a8eddcf08
  3. why the settings app is not open

    in Microsoft Windows 10 Store
    why the settings app is not open: and do you know why microsoft store is blocked https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/why-the-settings-app-is-not-open/c231c93b-80c9-40e5-a2d8-f5812fb536e6"
  4. Can't open Bitlock settings

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Can't open Bitlock settings: Hey, I activated Bitlock for my "non-Windows" Harddrive. After the encryption has finished, I activated Bitlock for my Windows Harddrive. After the restart nothing changed and now I can't open the Bitlock settings anymore; nothing happens when I try to open it. Hope...
  5. can't open settings

    in Windows 10 Software and Apps
    can't open settings: I can't get my settings app to open on my laptop. I have a hp with windows 10 and just had an automatic update. All other apps that I've tried have open. How do I access my settings?...
  6. Can't set default apps to open filetypes

    in Windows 10 Customization
    Can't set default apps to open filetypes: It is completely impossible for me to change or set a default program for any files. The "Open With" window doesn't function and the "Choose default apps by file type" just freezes and doesn't change any time I set a default program....
  7. Settings app won't open

    in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    Settings app won't open: every time i try to open the settings app it shows that the app is open but it's just invisible its like the app isn't open and i cant do anything in it...
  8. I can't open my settings app

    in Windows 10 Customization
    I can't open my settings app: after recent update onwards I was not able to open my settings app. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-other_settings/i-cant-open-my-settings-app/dfad7887-2f38-48a6-8510-0b4b0b531759
  9. settings app cant be opened

    in Windows 10 Customization
    settings app cant be opened: The settings app cannot be opened https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-other_settings/settings-app-cant-be-opened/2cc26a06-a431-4d86-a964-8730678a6cd7
  10. Can't open settings.

    in Windows 10 Support
    Can't open settings.: So I did the Windows 10 upgrade (WOOHOO!) Everything went smoothly during the install. As I was checking out the start menu I clicked on the little Settings cog in the lower left. All that happens when I do this is a super quick flash of what I assume is the settings window....