Windows 10: I can't open some microsoft apps.

Discus and support I can't open some microsoft apps. in Microsoft Windows 10 Store to solve the problem; I can't open apps like microsoft store, calculator, calendar and Xbox gamebar.When I try to start them nothing shows up. Sometimes when I launch games... Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows 10 Store' started by LazarPopov, Sep 18, 2021.

  1. I can't open some microsoft apps.


    I can't open apps like microsoft store, calculator, calendar and Xbox gamebar.When I try to start them nothing shows up. Sometimes when I launch games like Minecraft it says "Xbox gamebar can't open search for it in the Microsoft store", but I can still play it. And i tried all of Microsoft Store doesn't launchhttps://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/402733...

    :)
     
    LazarPopov, Sep 18, 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. I can't open some microsoft apps. :)

    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 18, 2021
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  3. mngerhold Win User
    Can I customize the list of suggest apps in the "Open with" menu?

    Well, I hope this helps the OP - it took a while. I tried 'Default Program Editor' (DPE) and it did indeed add (or remove) items, but when I tried to specifically add Word to pdf opening, it failed - it went through the motions, but nothing happened. So I started again, playing with settings for opening .doc files. This seemed to work: initially in explorer I had 3 programs appear in the 'default' list that pops up on a rt-click>open-with:

    I can't open some microsoft apps. [​IMG]

    and this is what the relevant bit of the Registry showed:

    I can't open some microsoft apps. [​IMG]

    Don't ask me why just 3 of those 8 (a to h) programs show up (maybe the 'instant' list is limited to three? - no, see later) - anyway, I used DPE to remove Wordpad from the list: when saving the edit as a REG file, this is what I got:

    Code:
    and the result in Explorer was:

    I can't open some microsoft apps. [​IMG]

    and the registry now shows:

    I can't open some microsoft apps. [​IMG]

    Note how item 'g' from the list has been removed (it seems there is no issue with having a letter missing). I then messed about trying to open a .doc file with various other programs, and they all started to appear in the 'instant' list:

    I can't open some microsoft apps. [​IMG]


    So I thought 'well, that is easy - just open a pdf once in Word and it should appear'. So back to trying to open PDFs: but however many times I tried, Word would never appear.

    I can't open some microsoft apps. [​IMG]

    even though there were any number of entries in the Registry 'Open With' list, including Word:

    I can't open some microsoft apps. [​IMG]

    So what did DPE make of this - well, it showed some of the entries:

    I can't open some microsoft apps. [​IMG]

    Although Word is shown, it doesn't appear on a rt-click. Its entry can be removed, but that doesn't help. So my attention was drawn to the existence of another folder below 'OpenWithList', namely 'OpenWithProgids', and that contained a specific ref to Sumatra (my preferred program for PDFs). Looking back at the same entry for .docx, I found this:

    I can't open some microsoft apps. [​IMG]

    so I added an identical Word.Document.12 ref to the list for PDFs:

    I can't open some microsoft apps. [​IMG]

    I think IrfanView is there as it got added during my experiments! I now get this in Explorer:

    I can't open some microsoft apps. [​IMG]
    Hurrah! I then tried to use DPE to remove the redundant entries, and got this as a .REG file:
    Code:
    But when i merge that with the registry, the IrfanView item does not get deleted:

    I can't open some microsoft apps. [​IMG]

    and as seen in the registry:

    I can't open some microsoft apps. [​IMG]

    so I deleted it by hand, and at last have the entries I (or rather, the OP) want:

    I can't open some microsoft apps. [​IMG]


    Note that my manually added reg entry is of type Binary', as there seems to be no way to add a value of type 'None'.

    So it seems that DPE cannot cope with entries in the 'Progids' list, and something makes some programs fall into that list, rather than the 'openwithlist'. I am sorry for any typos above, or pictures in the wrong place - can't be bothered to check it too thoroughly. Hope it helps someone!

    atb, Martin
     
    mngerhold, Sep 18, 2021
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  4. I can't open some microsoft apps.

    windows 10 apps won,t open

    Hi Robert,

    Thanks for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    We appreciate you for trying the troubleshooting steps.



    I suggest you to try the below steps and check if it helps.

    Step 1: Run Windows app troubleshooter.

    Refer to the below link:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/run-the-troubleshooter-for-windows-apps

    Step 2: Run shell commands for Windows store and check if it helps.

    Follow the below steps:


    • Press Windows key + X and select
      Command prompt(Admin)
      to open elevated Command prompt.

    • Type the following commands.



      powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml

    • Hit enter, the blackscreen will appear still for a couple of seconds. After a couple of second a new line saying C:\.... will appear.

    • Close Command Prompt.

    • Try to start the Windows Store again.


    Hope it helps, reply to us with the status of your issue. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Santosh_Rai, Sep 18, 2021
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