How to Fix Windows 10 App Crash

Windows 10 is a great operating system and continues to win hearts with every passing day. However, users have been experiencing some issues of late. Even though Microsoft has been making gigantic efforts to resolve these issues in the form of System Updates, this hasn’t helped matters as of now.

The issue we’re talking about originally surfaced during the days of Windows 8, and somehow managed to make its way to Windows 10. It’s known as the app crash issue in which the apps you try to run basically end up crashing without any known reason. This issue basically affects apps that you get from Windows Store or any apps that are built into Windows 10 e.g. like the photos app and the popular Groove Music.

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Luckily, there is a fix that will help you resolve the error you’re facing. The steps may get a bit technical, but even if you commit a mistake there won’t be any harm coming your computer’s way. So let’s jump right into it.

Note: The nature of this issue is completely subjective as thousands of users have faced this issue, there is an equal amount of people who’ve never encountered it. Keeping that in mind, the guide will definitely work for the majority of people.

1. Make sure you unhide the files by going into This PC, clicking on View and then checking the Hidden items.

2. Navigate to C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\Local\Packages\

3. Look for the app that is creating issues. For instance it’s the Xbox App. So we will locate the “Microsoft.XboxApp” folder.

4. Copy the folder’s name.

5. Open Command Prompt as an administrator by right clicking the start button and then choosing Command Prompt (Admin).

6. Now enter the following command:

Note: (The bold text indicates where you have to paste the App’s name.

  •      PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage <Microsoft.XboxApp>).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

7. Press ENTER to execute the command and wait for it to finish.

8. Exit Command Prompt and reboot your PC.

Alternative Method

In some cases, this tutorial won’t work because of system-wide corruption. In such a scenario, the best way out is to scan your computer using ST Cleaner to remove excessive junk files and reduce your chances of getting the Windows 10 appcrash.