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Major Windows problem, no windows apps open.

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    Major Windows problem, no windows apps open.

    Anytime whenever I open any windows 8 app (Store, Change PC settings, ect.) it will be visible on the task bar but when I click on it it immediately just minimized itself and ive tried everything I can think, I cant even do a windows restore because it says that there is no program with that name. Im somewhat experienced with computers but this has me clueless.
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    Go to C:\ProgramFiles from here you need to unhide the hidden and system folders

    You should see your windowsapps folder then. Make sure that folder has the administrator power it needs to read/write etc.

    ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES need the following permissions to execute properly:

    • Read & execute, List folder contents and Read in the following locations
      • C:\Windows
      • C:\Program Files (x86)
      • C:\Program Files

    • List folder and read data, Create Folders and Append Data
      • C:\Users\<userName>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER

    • Read
      • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Drivers
      • HKEY_USERS

    You should then be able to do a restore.

    This link also has some great insight on the issue I believe you may be having.

    All Modern apps fail to start after Windows 8.1 upgrade - Microsoft Community
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Major Windows problem, no windows apps open.
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