Recently, Microsoft has admitted that system restore creates an obstructive issue in Windows 11 version 22H2. Some applications can not be launched because of this problem and throw a popup saying “This app can’t open” as mentioned in KB5023152. This message starts appearing after restoration of system to a previous point and the suffering apps are Terminal, Office, Notepad, Cortana and Paint up to now.
After the acknowledgment of This app can’t open error, the Redmondians have provided a few workarounds to deal with. The issue affects Windows 11 SE, Windows 11 22H2 Home and Pro, Windows 11 22H2 Enterprise Multi-Session, Windows 11 22H2 Enterprise and Education, and Windows 11 22H2 IoT Enterprise. See – Fix This app has been blocked by your system administrator Error in Windows 11.
KB5023152 This app can’t open error in Windows 11 22H2
Applications that use the MSIX Windows app package format may encounter any of the following errors –
- “This app can’t open” is displayed instead of the app starting.
- The app might have multiple entries on the Start menu.
- An app may not respond when you try to start the app.
- An I/O error may occur, followed by the app not responding, and then the app crashes.
- If you try to start the app again, the app now runs.
Here is how to fix KB5023152 This app can’t open other errors in Windows 11 22H2 (recommended in the Knowledge base) –
Way-1: Start the app once more
When an app shows the error pop-up instead of being launched simply click on Close and try once more to open this.
Way-2: Uninstall and Reinstall the application
If the app you’re trying to open is installed from Windows Store then uninstall it either via start menu or Installed apps Settings page. Then reinstall the same from Microsoft Store.
- Right-click on Start and select Installed apps.
- Find the application in the list and click on hamburger menu for that one.
- Select Uninstall and confirm the prompt.
- Press Winkey+R.
- Type ms-windows-store: and hit Enter.
- Locate the app through search bar and install it.
Way-3: Remove and again install the third-party app
For the software installed from third party source, the same workaround is applicable and you need to remove this and then fresh download and install from its original location.
Way-4: Get the pending Windows Update
This is an obvious solution as when Microsoft settles this bug the company will push an update. However, Windows update is automatic and you just need to not obstruct the process anyhow furthermore you can keep checking time to time to instantly get any deliverance.
- Click on – Start.
- Type – updates.
- Press – Enter.
- Select – Check for updates.
Source – Knowledge base.