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Apps never open because firewall. must turn off and on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Have you tried allowing the specific app through the Firewall? Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Firewall\Allowed apps

    Have you tried resetting your Firewall? Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Firewall\Restore defaults
    Yes Mail media and people is already checked on both public and private but it wont work unless i open the firewall on off page before I use it or it will not open

    Yes I clicked restore defaults



    I do not have a restore point.

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  2. #12



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    Have you tried the built-in troubleshooter for programs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    Have you tried the built-in troubleshooter for programs?
    how to I find the trouble shooter. If I turn off the pc all the apps will not open.
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    Open control panel, search for troubleshoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    Open control panel, search for troubleshoot.
    Yes I do not see anything for the Windows 8 APPS in the troubleshooter in control panel. I see Run Programs made for a previous version of windows but none of the default win 8 apps on listed and that is all I need to use

    I did find and try the windows 8 apps troubleshooter Download tool from this site and ran it ,
    Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter - Fix Apps in Windows 8
    it said it restored everything fixed everything blah blah but I still get the same problem

    I believe the firewall is the problem not the apps
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    Thats why I mentioned the built-in troubleshoot program, I suspect there is a problem with the firewall.
    Apologies for not being clear about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    Thats why I mentioned the built-in troubleshoot program, I suspect there is a problem with the firewall.
    Apologies for not being clear about that.
    I do not see any options to use with the built in windows troubleshooter in control panel
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    Are you using a 3rd party AV & Firewall?
    If not and you do not want to lose your installed programs, you could try a repair install: Repair Install Windows 8
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    I looked at my restore points again and I found windows did an automatic restore point a few weeks ago

    I used the restore point and its working fine now.

    lucky me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr8 View Post
    I looked at my restore points again and I found windows did an automatic restore point a few weeks ago

    I used the restore point and its working fine now.

    lucky me.
    Yup, lucky you. I have personally never had good luck using a restore point. I just make sure I make a System Image at least once a month or before a major change.
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