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Jun 05 2024, 07:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
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Windows app stop working after update

Copper Contributor

Calc, Photos, Microsoft Store and maybe others stop working after an automatic update. Fail to remove the update, and non of the methods found on internet work, including a repair-installation of Windows.

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Update: Microsoft Store is actually working. However, after remove Photos and install it again, it still doesn't work. The windows flashes a moment the closes with an error message "File system error (-2147219196)".

@johnxia I have the same problem on 4 workstations. Windows apps are not working. Do you have any working solution?

@Pacek81No, I'm still waiting for someone to answer me. Even if following some suggestion on other thread to install 123 Photos, it doesn't work either.

Try executing this command in Windows PowerShell, see if it helps:


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


I think I did it before, for many times. I still gave it a try, and unfortunately the result is still the same.
I got solution from another thread:
Microsoft didn't issue official released yet, I used the method some one posted to download the package from a 3rd party website. It's up to you to decide if it's safe.