OPTICXCESS — Overcoming Applications Cannot Be Opened Windows 10. Ever experienced an application that can’t be opened in Windows 10? When clicked the application does not want to open, even there is no response at all. I have also experienced this, often the application opens briefly and then immediately exits itself.
In this article, We will share solutions that I usually do when meeting with this problem. Applications that cannot be opened can occur in certain applications or several applications at the same time.
The reason Applications Cannot Be Opened Windows 10
Applications that cannot be opened in Windows 10 can be caused by various factors. The cause can vary depending on the type of error that appears.
Some examples of errors that often arise such as:
The application cannot Run as administrator
Under normal circumstances, we can run every application in Windows 10 with administrator access. You do this by right-clicking and then selecting Run as administrator. But if a problem occurs then the application cannot be opened when we run with administrator access.
Applications Cannot Be Opened Windows 10 after Windows update
Applications in Windows 10 also sometimes can’t be opened after we do an update. This could occur because of compatibility issues or because of a bug.
Applications Cannot Be Opened Windows 10 from the taskbar
This problem arises when we want to open an application from a shortcut in the taskbar. When clicked the application does not want to open. This problem usually appears often in those who use a two monitor setup.
The application opens and then closes itself
This problem often occurs in default Windows 10 applications such as Sketch Book. When opened the application wants to open briefly but then closes itself.
The application does not appear at all after opening (double click)
This problem can be caused due to compatibility or due to corrupt or corrupt application files. When double-clicked the application does not want to launch and does not respond at all.
But sometimes when we check via the task manager the process runs there, it’s just that the application doesn’t open. It can also be accompanied by the appearance of the message This app can’t run on your PC or This app can’t open.
The Windows 10 application has stopped working
The application can be opened and we have been using it for a while, but in the middle of the road, the application suddenly stops. At the top of the bar, the information will appear not responding or has stopped working.
Can not install, download, and update Windows 10 applications
Problems arise when we can not download and update applications from the Microsoft Store on Windows 10. The reason is because of a corrupted cache, or a corrupt registry entry.
How to deal with applications can not be opened in Windows 10
There are several ways that can be tried to overcome applications that cannot be opened in Windows 10.
Change ownership of drive C
Applications that cannot be opened in Windows 10 can be caused by ownership issues. To overcome this we must try to replace it.
- Open Windows Explorer
- Select the This PC directory
- Right-click on the C drive
- Select properties
- Go to the Security tab
- Click Advanced at the bottom
- Look for the Owner option then click Change
- Enter the User or Group Window menu then click Advanced
- Click the Find Now button
- Select Administrator then click OK
- Check the Replace owner on subcontainer and objects option
- Click OK
Activate Filter Administrator Administrator in the system registry
To overcome applications that cannot be opened from the Start menu in Windows 10, we can edit the rules in the system registry.
- Open the registry editor, how to press the CTRL + R key then type regedit> enter.
- Enter the directory: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / SOFTWARE / Microsoft / Windows / CurrentVersion / Policies / System
- Look for a string named FilterAdministratorToken
- If you don’t find FilterAdministratorToken, then you can create it first.
- The trick is to right-click in an empty area> New> Dword (32 bit)> name it: FilterAdministratorToken
- Double-click the newly created FilterAdministratorToken string and fill the value to 1> OK.
- Restart the computer.
Update applications that cannot be opened
Outdated applications can also cause them to not open. It could be because it is no longer compatible with the version of Windows 10 that is used. The only most effective way to overcome them is to update to the latest version.
If that cannot be opened is the default application (native) from the Microsoft Store then try updating the application first. You can see here: How to update applications in the Microsoft Store
Reinstall the application
How to overcome the application can not be opened in Windows 10, the next is to reinstall the application, meaning we delete the old application and then install the latest version again.
To ensure that no files are left behind, we can use an uninstaller application such as CCleaner or Revo Uninstaller. This application can help us clean up the remaining files that are still left behind from the deleted application.
After uninstalling and making sure the remaining files are cleaned, restart the computer first, after that try to install the application with the latest version again.
Update Windows 10
Windows 10 is the last OS series produced by Microsoft, this OS will not go up the series but will always be enhanced by the features in it. That’s why Windows 10 always gets updates regularly every week and every month.
Periodically updating Windows 10 is important enough to keep the system and the applications that are in it running smoothly. Also so that we get the latest features that might be useful. In addition, updates are also useful to close security holes and bugs that might cause problems on our computer.
If you experience problems with applications that are lagging, can’t be opened, often come out on their own, or not responding then we must try to do an update.
How to update Windows 10 is very easy, type “update” in the search bar then select Check for updates. After entering the Windows Update menu, click the Check for updates button, wait until the download and install process is complete. After that restart the computer.
Reset the Microsoft Store cache
To overcome the default Windows 10 application from the Microsoft Store that cannot be opened, we can try to reset the Microsoft Store cache. It aims to delete corrupt or corrupt cache files and restore Micorosoft Store settings to default.
This I often do to overcome the problem of the Microsoft Store that can not be opened, and usually will succeed. You can also try it.
The method is very easy,
Enter the Apps & Features menu by typing “apps” (without the quotes) search bar, then click the Apps & Features option.
Pull down, look for an application called Microsoft Store > click once > then select Advanced options.
Look for the Reset menu, then click once.
Wait until the process is complete. After that restart the computer. Try running the Microsoft Store again, re-login with your old Microsoft account.
Make sure the Application Identity service is running
Windows 10 applications that cannot be opened can also be caused by the Application Identity service stopping. For that reason, we need to make sure that this service is in Running condition.
How to enter Windows services by pressing the Windows key + R then type services.msc > Press enter.
After entering the Windows services window, look for services called Application Identity > then click twice.
On the General tab, look in the Service status section. If the status is Stopped it means that this service has stopped, this is the reason why the application cannot be opened.
To fix this, click the Start button below it, wait until the service runs again, and the status changes to Running.
After that, restart the computer, and try again to run the application that was unable to open. Hopefully this time it can succeed.