Cannot add any accounts to Mail, Calendar or People apps


  1. Posts : 92
    Windows 10
       #1

    Cannot add any accounts to Mail, Calendar or People apps


    When I try to add an account to the Mail, Calendar or People apps I get a "Something went wrong" error, code 0x80070422.

    I have run sfc /scannow, DISM /cleanup-image etc, tried stopping and starting the credential manager and setting it to start automatically, but no luck.

    I came across a fix for the TP that involved using powershell to remove the package and then reinstall it from the store, but when I run this it appears to complete correctly but the apps remain installed. I also tried removing them as per this and then reinstalling them, but the problem remains.

    Has anyone got any idea what's going on here? I really, really don't want to refresh as I've spent several days getting this set up!
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  2. Posts : 23,195
    Windows 10
       #2

    Hi,
    It might be worth running this is you haven't tried it
    Apps - Re-register in Windows 8 and 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    it can fix odd things with the apps
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  3. Posts : 92
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    That was part of the reinstalling command I mentioned, and unfortunately didn't fix the problem.
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  4. Posts : 92
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Well, apparently the fix was to enable OneDrive (I has previously disabled it by doing this), disable synchronizing with an internet time server in the Date and Time settings (Why?!) then add the account. Now it all works.

    Don't you just love being a beta tester on a supposedly "finished" product like Windows 10?
    Last edited by xtcrefugee; 19 Aug 2015 at 19:15.
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  5. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
       #5

    xtcrefugee said:
    When I try to add an account to the Mail, Calendar or People apps I get a "Something went wrong" error, code 0x80070422.

    I have run sfc /scannow, DISM /cleanup-image etc, tried stopping and starting the credential manager and setting it to start automatically, but no luck.

    I came across a fix for the TP that involved using powershell to remove the package and then reinstall it from the store, but when I run this it appears to complete correctly but the apps remain installed. I also tried removing them as per this and then reinstalling them, but the problem remains.

    Has anyone got any idea what's going on here? I really, really don't want to refresh as I've spent several days getting this set up!
    Have the same problem and can't find any solution to fix it.
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  6. Posts : 92
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Read the post above.
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  7. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
       #7

    xtcrefugee said:
    Read the post above.
    It didn't help
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  8. Posts : 1
    All
       #8

    Thank You!


    Thank you soo much!!
    Your workaround steps ended my 4 hours of misery trying to get this "wonderful" mail app working on a friends PC...
    It's concerning that months down the track from your post and I am seeing this on a fully updated machine.

    xtcrefugee said:
    Well, apparently the fix was to enable OneDrive (I has previously disabled it by doing this), disable synchronizing with an internet time server in the Date and Time settings (Why?!) then add the account. Now it all works.

    Don't you just love being a beta tester on a supposedly "finished" product like Windows 10?
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  9. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro
       #9

    xtcrefugee said:
    Well, apparently the fix was to enable OneDrive (I has previously disabled it by doing this), disable synchronizing with an internet time server in the Date and Time settings (Why?!) then add the account. Now it all works.

    Don't you just love being a beta tester on a supposedly "finished" product like Windows 10?

    THANK YOU. I have been searching for a solution. Just reversed that fix you mentioned and it's fixed now. :)
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