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Windows 8 Apps Won't Open

  1. #11


    Posts : 8
    W8 64


    Man I feel your pain on the app frustrations. I've got W8 on 4 of my computers and all of them at one point in time had this problem of apps not launching correctly.

    Did you indeed verify your IE temp folders are accessible? ( Launch IE 10 desktop version, go to tools, internet options, then under browsing history click settings, then look at the temporary internet files tab and make sure your temp folder is there and set to at least 50mb. If you never moved it, it will be located in C:\Users\( your name )\AppData\Local\Windows\Temporary\Internet Files\ ) The W8 apps use that folder to store information and if it's not there, most will not launch.

    If you have no 3rd party AV / Firewall programs running, make sure your windows firewall is on. Apps won't launch with that disabled and no other firewall installed.

    Once last thing... go to the windows store, pull out the right hand charms bar, go to settings, ap updates, and sync your licenses.

    I never figured the issue out on one of my computers and did a complete reinstall of W8 and haven't had an issue since. Not refresh.. but complete reinstall. I immediately added all my 3rd party programs and verified the ap store work, then made a system image in case I had the problem again. That way I wouldn't have to go back and reload all of that stuff again.

    Keep us posted....

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  2. #12


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by danxmanly View Post
    Man I feel your pain on the app frustrations. I've got W8 on 4 of my computers and all of them at one point in time had this problem of apps not launching correctly.

    Did you indeed verify your IE temp folders are accessible? ( Launch IE 10 desktop version, go to tools, internet options, then under browsing history click settings, then look at the temporary internet files tab and make sure your temp folder is there and set to at least 50mb. If you never moved it, it will be located in C:\Users\( your name )\AppData\Local\Windows\Temporary\Internet Files\ ) The W8 apps use that folder to store information and if it's not there, most will not launch.
    I've tried to find this and can't, any suggestions?
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  3. #13


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Here you go Tom. This will help with that.

    Internet Explorer - Temporary Internet Files - Browse - Windows 7 Support Forums

    .....and for how to sync app licenses.

    App - Sync License in Windows 8
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  4. #14


    Posts : 8
    W8 64

    IE 10 temp folders...


    The AppData folder is hidden by default within your username folder... make sure you ck the view option to show hidden folders:

    C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files

    But you should still be able to access and change the temporary internet files folder through through the desktop version of Internet Explorer 10 if you need to. If nothing is showing up under the current location section ( as mine did when the secondary hard drive dropped out ), then that's your problem. But if you've never moved it to begin with, this unfortunately probably isn't your issue.
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  5. #15


    Israel
    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 Pro WMC


    Just to be sure...
    Have you tried to restart the windows store service?
    To do that:
    Windows key + R
    Write services.msc and press OK
    Right click "Windows Store Service (WSService)" than click on "Start" or "Restart"
    Depends if it's running or not.
    Last edited by idoybh; 29 Apr 2013 at 14:53. Reason: Mistake
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