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  1.    08 Dec 2015 #11
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10

    Thanks GRAVITYFAILS!!!

    Tried everything, all the tools and various powershell commands.

    Renamed WindowsApps folder to
    WindowsAppsOLD and did an in-place upgrade and everything is now working perfectly.

    Still got all my installed programs and games and a working app store, you saved me a heap of time!


    I've since deleted the WindowsAppsOLD folder, all good.
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  2.    08 Dec 2015 #12
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,885
    windows 10 Home threshold2

    Quote Originally Posted by GRAVITYFAILS View Post
    It took me many days and hours to try and resolve the problems I was having with the apps.
    I tried numerous “solutions” in various forums, all to no avail.
    There was no way I was going to do a clean install, as I have far too many programs that would require re-installing.

    I got various results using Powershell Commands and using WSReset.exe. - SFC /Scannow etc. None of them gave me a totally working solution. Access to “Store” and some other apps was never achieved.
    After many failed attempts I finally resolved my issues.

    Here is what I did:
    I took ownership of C:\Program Files\WindowsApps and renamed it WindowsAppsold. The reason for renaming was in case I required to reverting it to its original name and it was too risky to just delete it.
    I then ran WSReset.exe. (not sure if it was actually required, but it gave me the same error message that I’d seen numerous times, whilst trying various repair options. The error message was "You'll need a new app to open this MS-Microsoft Store".

    I then disconnected my internet connection and disabled protection on my Norton Internet Security
    Next I did an in place upgrade using a previously downloaded Win 10 ISO file for build 10586. This was run from within Windows and not from USB or disk.
    I chose to keep all apps and files. Chose not to install updates and unchecked the other box.
    After the in place re-install, I restored N.I.S. and my Internet connection.
    The end result was: All the apps came back and I have a working Store too. J
    The restore had created a new C:\Program Files\”WindowsApps” folder.
    The renamed one still remains and I’ll delete it once I’m content that everything remains working okay.

    I cannot guarantee this will work for everybody having the same issues, but it was the only one that worked for me.
    After doing an update (Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems (KB3120677)), the Store Icon developed an exclamation mark and I thought “here we go again”, but on clicking it, the store opened okay and the mark disappeared afterwards.

    I've no idea why I started getting problems with the Apss. I can only think of a few possible causes. It was either the Windows Update or my use CCleaner to clean up registry files.

    Good luck if you try this and I hope it works for everyone else having the same issues.
    Interesting.
    I have to file this for future reference.
    Thank you.
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  3.    22 Feb 2016 #13
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 2
    windows 10

    Same here! I tried every dang fix I could find. I was hesitant to do a reinstall of windows because I have spent a great deal of time getting my new PC setup. I downloaded the media creation tool from Microsoft, burned an ISO disc, mounted it and did an in place repair opting to keep all my files and apps. ALL GOOD! I didn't do anything else, just the reinstall.

    I was having multiple issues and this fixed them all. Thank you gravityfails..

    Quote Originally Posted by john0452 View Post
    Thanks GRAVITYFAILS!!!

    Tried everything, all the tools and various powershell commands.

    Renamed WindowsApps folder to
    WindowsAppsOLD and did an in-place upgrade and everything is now working perfectly.

    Still got all my installed programs and games and a working app store, you saved me a heap of time!


    I've since deleted the WindowsAppsOLD folder, all good.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 
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