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Fix: “This App Can’t Open. Check Windows Store For More Info” Error In Windows 10


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Apps installed from the Store usually open and work without any issues. However, at times, you might get “This app can’t open. Check the Windows Store for more info about the app” error while attempting to open an app.

As you can see in the picture below, I got the error while trying to open Windows Live Writer app installed from the Store. The app was refusing to open and would throw “This app can’t open. Check the Windows Store for more info about the app” error every time I try tried launching the Open Live Writer.

This app cannot open error

If you are also getting the same error for an app installed from the Store, you can fix the error and open the app by following given below solutions.

This app can’t open. Check the Windows Store for more info

Method 1 of 3

Step 1: When you get the “This app can’t open” error, click on the See in Store link to open the app’s official page in the Store app.

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Step 2: The app page in the Store will display Launch and Reinstall buttons. Click on the Reinstall button to automatically reinstall the app without deleting the data stored in it.

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Once the app is reinstalled, click on the Open button or use the Start menu to launch the app. The app should now open without the error now.

Method 2 of 3

If you are unable to resolve the error by following the directions in the method above, you can manually try repairing or reinstalling it. Here is how to do that.

Step 1: Open Settings and navigate to Apps > Apps & features.

Step 2: Look for the app’s entry that’s refusing to open and displaying the above error. Click on the app’s entry to see Advanced options link. Click on the same.

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Step 3: Scroll down the page to see Repair and Reset options. Click on the Repair button first to repair the app. If the issue persists, reset the app by clicking on the Reset button. Note that resetting the app might delete all data saved in that app on your PC.

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Method 3 of 3

If the error continues to appear, you need to manually uninstall the app and then install a fresh copy of the same from the Store. To do that:

Step 1: Navigate to Settings > Apps > Apps & features.

Step 2: Locate the app’s entry, click on the entry and then click the Uninstall button. Please note that you must click on the app’s entry to reveal the hidden Uninstall button.

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Click on the Uninstall button to uninstall the app.

Step 3: Open the Store app, search for the app and then click the Get/Install button to download and install the same.



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