Windows 8 Fix:This app can’t open check the windows store for more info

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Today while checking my email using windows 8 mail app , I got this error: ” This app can’t open check the windows store for more info “.  Then I noticed that apart from mail app, the others including Messaging,Maps,Skydrive, Photos,Videos,Games, Sports,News are all suffering from the same error.  All the apps has a cross icon at the corner. I was quite confused about the same but finally figured out that solving this problem is very easy. 


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Solution for This app can’t open check the windows store for more info”


  •  Click on “Go to the store”




  • And you see a message “This app needs to be repaired”  as there is a problem with that particular app and you need to reinstall it
  • So please click on install and the problem is solved.

Conclusion: Reinstalling the app would definitely fix the problem. Do let me know if this solution has helped you or not.


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Author: Anish Sangamam

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  • Smer

    NO. This doesn’t help. I’m not doing this 120 times; once for each app.
    Don’t quit your day job, Captain Obvious

    • Trilma Rose

      I agree with you Smer. Right now this is only solution that i know. I will update an alternate way soon

  • Derp

    This does not work. I tried “go to the store” and it did not say that. This did not happen on my sister’s Toshiba (windows 8 too) because she can download apps, no problem. I’d like a solution that works.

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