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December 13, 2013 4:08:15 PM

Running Windows 8.1 and apps are not working. They were perfectly fine this morning, then later today, every one of them, except like two that I know of, IE and the Store. Other than that, music, Facebook, twitter, dropbox, etc. they're not working.

I've refreshed my Windows 8, didn't fix it. I've also done sfc /scannow and it found nothing wrong. Why is this doing this?

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December 14, 2013 1:43:13 AM

ErraticFox said:
Running Windows 8.1 and apps are not working. They were perfectly fine this morning, then later today, every one of them, except like two that I know of, IE and the Store. Other than that, music, Facebook, twitter, dropbox, etc. they're not working.

I've refreshed my Windows 8, didn't fix it. I've also done sfc /scannow and it found nothing wrong. Why is this doing this?


check your system for viruses..
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January 4, 2014 7:58:25 AM



check your system for viruses..[/quotemsg]

Gee thanks, jack ass.
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January 4, 2014 11:08:27 AM

JoeMama669 said:

silentplanner said:

check your system for viruses..

Gee thanks, jack ass.


Do you have this problem? If so I found out how to fix it (or at least what was wrong with mine).


Make sure you have "Show hidden files and folders" on
Navigate to C:\Program Files\
Right-click on WindowsApps
Navigate to the 'Security' tab
Click the group "ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES"
Make sure 'Full Control' for 'ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES' is checked. If not, check it (turn it on).

That should fix the problem.
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March 2, 2014 5:58:53 PM

ErraticFox said:
JoeMama669 said:

silentplanner said:

check your system for viruses..

Gee thanks, jack ass.


Do you have this problem? If so I found out how to fix it (or at least what was wrong with mine).


Make sure you have "Show hidden files and folders" on
Navigate to C:\Program Files\
Right-click on WindowsApps
Navigate to the 'Security' tab
Click the group "ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES"
Make sure 'Full Control' for 'ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES' is checked. If not, check it (turn it on).

That should fix the problem.


I can't seem to get my Windows 8.1 to allow me to change the permissions. I'm signed in as administrator and everything but it won't work.
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March 26, 2014 12:07:01 AM

HONESTLY THIS WORKS, I RECENTLY HOOKED MY LAPTOP UP TO A 1080p CAPABLE T.V. AND MY FACEBOOK APP FOR WINDOWS 8.1 WOULD NOT OPEN, AND I HAD TRIED A FEW THINGS..

AND WHAT WORKED FOR ME WAS TO UNINSTALL AND RE-INSTALL THE APP :D  IT WORKS FINE! :)  ALSO THIS IS AS OF 3:05AM ON WEDNESDAY MARCH 26TH 2014 :) 
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April 14, 2014 6:23:04 AM

For anyone else with this, the solution was that the Temporary Internet Files folder was wrong in Internet Explorer. Run IE, go into Internet Options, click Settings in Browsing History section, click Move Folder and set to something valid like "c:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows".
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April 29, 2014 11:30:45 AM

ErraticFox said:
Running Windows 8.1 and apps are not working. They were perfectly fine this morning, then later today, every one of them, except like two that I know of, IE and the Store. Other than that, music, Facebook, twitter, dropbox, etc. they're not working.

I've refreshed my Windo.ws 8, didn't fix it. I've also done sfc /scannow and it found nothing wrong. Why is this doing this?

New update for windows 8.1 fixed all the problems for me.

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June 9, 2014 3:59:55 AM

ErraticFox said:
Running Windows 8.1 and apps are not working. They were perfectly fine this morning, then later today, every one of them, except like two that I know of, IE and the Store. Other than that, music, Facebook, twitter, dropbox, etc. they're not working.

I've refreshed my Windows 8, didn't fix it. I've also done sfc /scannow and it found nothing wrong. Why is this doing this?


Check this link, it has the solution to your problem

http://blogs.technet.com/b/ouc1too/archive/2013/10/19/w...
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June 20, 2014 9:07:38 PM

That didn't help me, it only worked on Windows store, however even with the windows store, if i were to delete some of my apps and re install i cant, because the store says i already have it installed even tho i have already deleted it thousands of seconds ago.
:) ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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June 29, 2014 3:33:54 PM

ErraticFox said:
Running Windows 8.1 and apps are not working. They were perfectly fine this morning, then later today, every one of them, except like two that I know of, IE and the Store. Other than that, music, Facebook, twitter, dropbox, etc. they're not working.

I've refreshed my Windows 8, didn't fix it. I've also done sfc /scannow and it found nothing wrong. Why is this doing this?


Try typing "uninstall apps to free up disk space" in the search box..
remove the faulty apps.. restart windows.. go to windows store/myapps and in "not yet installed" select the apps again to install (try installing one by one.. it might have viruses inside the apps also)

if it works, please share your success with people here so they can be helped also. If it doesn't, also share..
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