Windows Maps App does not work

  1.    13 Jun 2018 #1

    Windows Maps App does not work

    When I open the Maps app, I get a very plain screen:
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    I'm using 1709 16299.461. If I go to settings, apps, and click on Offline maps, the screen locks up - that is, nothing happens when I click on Offline maps, and nothing else can be clicked on the screen, other that the "x" in the corner to close the screen.

    I do not use the Maps app very much, so I have no information about what happened just before the app quit working. What can I do to diagnose and fix the problem?

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  2.    13 Jun 2018 #2

    Hi, you can try
    Reinstall and Re-register Apps in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
    from the extensive Tutorial section, which is worth being aware of.

    Search for maps, and follow the instructions at the top of the section.

    Note: I recently tried this program for the first time, and directions simply don't work for me in that the start address is not found. (Fortunately I use my phone for maps, not my PC when walking around!)
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  3.    13 Jun 2018 #3

    I ran the code in the tutorial, but my maps app is still acting as it was before. Are there other procedures to try?

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       13 Jun 2018 #4

    The Maps app works fine on my Win10 Version 1803 Build 17134.112, the latest.
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  5.    13 Jun 2018 #5

    Noting you are running the 1709 build, you have two basic options. Try to repair what you have, which might require an in-place upgrade repair install of 1709, or hope it works after upgrading to the current build, 1803.

    The first requires a similar procedure to the second, but a 1709 iso.

    A 3rd, noting you don't need it, is just to wait. And eventually upgrade.
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  6.    13 Jun 2018 #6

    I like door #3. I'll just wait a while to see what's behind the curtain.
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  7.    13 Jun 2018 #7

    Good choice. Patience can be its own reward.
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