How to Fix “This App Can’t Open” Error in Windows 10

Recently, tons of users report the “This App Can’t Open” error in Windows 10. The error message may say “This app can’t open. Microsoft Edge can’t open while User Account Control is turned off.” If you are also one of them, here are 3 methods to show you how to get rid of the Windows error “This App Can’t Open”.

Solution 1. Run Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter

Once you receive the “This App Can’t Open” error message, one of the effective resolutions is to run the Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter, which could scan your system and detect the issues that might be preventing any Windows Store apps from working correctly. To run the Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter, take the following steps:

Step 1. Click the Start menu, and then type troubleshooting in the search field

Step 2. Select Troubleshooting to open the Troubleshooting window

Step 3. Click View All

Step 4. Click Windows Store Apps from the listed results to open it

Step 5. Click on the Advanced link

Step 6. Check the Apply repairs automatically check box and then click Next

Step 7. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the troubleshooting process

Solution 2. Change UAC Settings

Step 1. Open Control Panel

Step 2. Tap or click on the System and Security link

Step 3. Click Security and Maintenance to open it

Step 4. Click Change User Account Control settings on the left to continue

Step 5. Move the scale up or down to choose when to be notified about changes to your computer, and click OK

Step 6. Reboot your computer

See Also: How to Open the Control Panel in Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP

Solution 3. Re-register Windows Store through Windows PowerShell

Step 1. Click the Start menu, and then type powershell in the search field

Step 2. Right-click on Windows PowerShell from a list of results

Step 3. Click on Run as Administrator

Step 4. In the Windows PowerShell window, type the following command and then hit Enter

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

Step 5. Your Windows Store will be re-registered once it is finished

If you discover additional methods to fix the “This App Can’t Open” error in Windows 10, welcome to share with us in the comment section below.

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