Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Windows 8.1 Apps Wont Open after Corel Draw X14, Corel Draw X13 installation

Problem
All windows Apps stopped working. When I try to open any windows 8.1 App it will open, show up start App Screen and then close. I was able to see the app on my "Taskbar". I tried all the solutions given on different forums. i.e ran system file checker, tried system app troubleshooter. nothing worked for me.
Reason
I found that it happened after I installed Corel Draw X4. The Corel Draw x4 installation changed some permissions to the App store and apps.
Solution
  1. Open Registry Editor regedit.exe
  2. Right Click on HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
  3. Click on "Permissions"
  4. You must have a "ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES" in "Group or User Names". If not present then it is the ROOT OF PROBLEM
  5. Click on "Add".
  6. Click on "Advanced".
  7. Click on "Find Now".
  8. You will see in the "Search Results" -> "ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES".
  9. Double click on it and in "Select Users or Groups" You will see it in "Enter the Object name to select".
  10. Click "Ok".
  11. Now you will see "ALL APPLICATION PAcKAGES" in "Group or User Names:" list. Click on it.
  12. click on "Allow" -> "Read". and Click Ok
  13. Close Registry Editor. No need to restart.
  14. Click on your apps All of them should be working.
Thanks and Enjoy.

60 comments:

  1. Perfect. Many thanks.

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  2. @Anonymous. You are welcome.

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  3. after one month of problems - this fixed it - Thank you!

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  4. Hi,
    With this fix, can you now create additional user accounts and work with them? Although I was able to get my 8.1 apps working again I wasn't able to log on with a new user account

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  5. it dose not work for me. what else can i do?

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  6. I was able to double click on the ALL APPLICATIONS PACKAGES but once in that page everything is greyed out and can not be edited. what should I do at this point?

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  7. Thank You very much.. This solved.. it..

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  8. That didn't fix it for me. Please suggest what to do.

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  9. I get the following error message after clicking "OK": "Unable to save permission changes on HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT. Access is denied." I'm stuck....someone please help!

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    1. You need Administrator right to do it

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  10. Many thanks! IT WORKS PERFECTLY!

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  11. Thank you very much dude.... its working....!

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  12. thanks so much. i have been struggling with this for 3 months.. you are a genius

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  13. my permissions are set to "read" as they are supposed to be in regedit, but still cannot get "some" of my apps to open. they open for 2-3 seconds, then act as if they are closing. not sure if they are really closing because they are still visible in the task bar. please help.

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  14. Perfect. Many thanks.

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  15. Es funktioniert!! It works!!
    Translate in German:

    Registry Editor mit “regedit.exe” öffnen
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT mit der rechten Maustaste anklicken
    "Berechtigungen" anklicken
    Es sollte: "Alle Anwendungspakete" in "Benutzer oder Gruppe" aufgelistet sein, wenn nicht, dann ist das der Grund des Problems. Dann wie folgt vorgehen:
    Click on "Hinzufgügen".
    Click on "Erweitert …".
    Click on "Jetzt suchen".
    In den "Suchergebnisse" erscheint dann -> "Alle Anwendungspakete" die mit einem Doppelklick ausgewählt werden.

    In den "Objekttypen" die Felder "Benutzer” und „Gruppen” auswählen.
    Click "Ok".

    Jetzt sind "Alle Anwendungspakete" in "Benutzer oder Gruppen" hinzugefügt. Diese durch anklicken markieren und die Leseberechtigung “Lesen” ankreuzen
    Click on „Ok“

    Registry Editor schließen und Rechner neu starten.

    Nun müssten die Apps wieder funktionieren.

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  16. Thank you so much, everything else I tried failed and this was so simple to follow.

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  17. So I followed these steps, and it worked, EXCEPT my Netflix App. The app itself opens, but when I select a video it tries to load and fails because "this PC is not configured to play protected videos." Then there's another message about permission not being set up properly. That's the only problem I've noticed so far, and I really like my Netflix App. Like, a lot..

    - K.G.

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  18. Thank You so so so much... its Fixed....after a long time...

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  19. Absolutely wonderful. Nothing else worked I had tried. Thank you so very much.

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  20. I seem to have tried every "fix" for this problem but no luck on my end. Any other suggestions would be great.

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  21. I seem to have exhausted all the "fixes" I've found online with no luck on my end including this one. If any other suggestions arise plz let me know. Thank you.

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  22. This issue drove me nearly crazy - I tried dozens of other solutions, but only this one helped. Thanks for your help!!!

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  23. thank you very much, it work well for me

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  24. It was already there for me and mine still does't work. Do you know anything else?

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  25. After 3 frustrating weeks i came across this wonderful solution. Tried all forums and perceived miracle cures. None helped. Saw this solution. Troubles started in retrospect when installing Corel Draw. Thsi solution fixed it! Thank you soooo much.

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  26. Perfect! Thank you!

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  27. KINDLY HELP ME ....REACH ME ON emwangi366@gmail.com none of thaat helps me

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  28. Perfect. Thank you very much :))

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  29. Many thanks. Finally the apps are working. You are genius.

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  30. perfect.... solve my problem. thank you very much !!!!

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  31. I still have the same problem even after i followed the steps. any alternatives? please help.

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  32. i still have the same problem even after i followed the steps. any alternatives?
    Please help...

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  33. Your are the best. After installing Corel X4 most Apps were crashing. I've searched the internet for hours but mostly found none working solutions or just a "Do a compelte reinstall of windows"....
    This regedit-hack works in just a few seconds!

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  34. THANK YOU!!!!!! I worked on this crap for days trying every solution I could find.

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  35. so much gratitude. little teary.

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  36. for me its still not working i had the "ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES" in "Group or User Names"... please help..

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  37. Where does it say "Allow" -> "Read"?

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  38. Waaaaawh! That works :D!!!! you're awesome =D!

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  39. Thanks man...its working... :-)

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  40. This problem was really make me confused.. Thank you for the solution.. It's working at all 👍

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  41. This problem was really make me confused... Thank you for the solution.. It's working at all 👍

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  42. yes. now i recall that the problem arise after corel x3 installation.
    thank you for this very helpful information.

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  43. I would kiss you if I could. It worked!

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  44. DID NOT WORK FOR ME. ANY OTHER HELP IL BE GREATFUL... justintembo1@gmail.com

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  45. Thank you so much for your help, its really working.

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  46. Thank you! I tried so many things and this finally worked!!

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  47. Thanks Soooooo Much :-)

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  48. Amazing, I have been up all night trying to get this fixed, and, WOW!! That was such an easy fix. Thanks sooo much. I was just about to reset my laptop, and decided to do one more search. Thanks Again.

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