Have you ever encountered the error message “the app didn’t start in the required time” when you open Microsoft Photos, File Explorer, or other applications on Windows 10? This paper from MiniTool shows you a couple of useful ways to help you fix it.

According to the Internet, many users have ever seen the error “the app didn’t start in the required time” when opening different applications. For example, they encounter Photos app didn’t start or explorer.exe the app didn’t start. Now we are going to tell you how to deal with it and access your apps successfully.

Common Causes of The App Didn’t Start in the Required Time

To address this issue in a more targeted manner, you may need to know what triggered this problem.

  • The old version of the app had a bug that caused not to be able to open the applications.
  • There are problems with the application permission.
  • Third-party applications conflict with the app that you want to open and causes the app didn’t start in Windows 10.
  • Others…

Now I believe you already have a basic understanding of this error. Before trying the following ways, you can restart your computer first to check whether you can get rid of it. If it does not work, try the ways below.

Fix 1. Update the App to the Latest Version

When the “the app didn’t start in the required time” issue only appears on a particular application, it is most likely to indicate that there is a problem with the app itself. In this case, you can update it to the latest version to check whether the error still exists.

How to Fix Microsoft Photos App Opens With a Black Screen
How to Fix Microsoft Photos App Opens With a Black Screen

This post shows you how to deal with the problem “Microsoft Photos app opens with a black screen” in Windows 10.

Read More

Fix 2. Run Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter

You can run Windows troubleshooter to fix PC problems. When the app is downloaded from Windows Store, you can run Windows Store Apps troubleshooter to scan and fix problems with it.

Step 1. Press Windows + I key combinations to open Settings. Then click Update & Security.

Step 2. In the left panel, go to the Troubleshoot section, and then scroll down to click Windows Store App > Run the troubleshooter.

run the troubleshooter

Fix 3. Repair/Reset the App

Repairing the app is also an effective way to solve the app not opening issue. If it does not work, you can reset the application.

Step 1. Open Windows Settings and select Apps.

Step 2. In the Apps & Features section, find and click the problematic app (for example, Microsoft Photos) to hit Advanced options.

Step 3. Now you can see two options: Repair and Reset. Choose the option based on your own needs. It is suggested to repair the app first, and if it cannot fix the problem, then you can try to reset the application.

repair or reset the app

5 Ways to Fix Program Is Running but Not Showing on Screen
5 Ways to Fix Program Is Running but Not Showing on Screen

This article describes some proven methods to fix the “program is running but not showing” issue.

Read More

Fix 4. Check Application Permission

When your application permission is set to deny, you may receive the “the app didn’t start in the required time” error as well. So, you need to apply the steps below to check for the application permission.

Step 1. Press Windows + R key combinations to open Run. In the run window, type regedit and press Enter. In the UAC window, select Yes.

Step 2. Right-click HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT to select Permissions.

Step 3. In the pop-up window, under the Group or user names section, select ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES and check the Read permission is set to Allow.

check for the permission

Step 4. Check the permission of the folder HKEY_USERS, and subfolders HARDWARE, SAM, SOFTWARE, and SYSTEM of the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE key in the same way.

How to Fix Registry Editor Cannot Import Files in Windows 10
How to Fix Registry Editor Cannot Import Files in Windows 10

Registry Editor cannot import files? In this post, you can learn how to fix it to import reg files in Windows 10 with ease.

Read More

Fix 5. Run an SFC Scan

If the issue persists after you tried all the ways above, it may be caused by corrupted system files. To scan and repair corrupted system files, you can run System File Checker (SFC). SFC will scan all protected system files and replace corrupted files with a cached copy.

When there are corrupted files in the system, you may encounter various error messages when accessing related applications or performing other operations on your computer. Even worse, corrupted system files can lead to personal data loss or even system crashes.

Now I want to share a free data recovery softwareMiniTool Power Data Recovery to help you restore deleted/lost files (documents, pictures, emails, videos, and so on) from internal hard drives, external hard drives, USB flash drives, and more. you can free download it to have a try.

MiniTool Power Data Recovery FreeClick to Download100%Clean & Safe

The free edition of MiniTool Power Data Recovery allows you to recover 1 GB of files for free. To recover unlimited files, you need to upgrade to a registered edition such as MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal Ultimate which can help you recover files when your PC won’t boot.

How to Restore Files/Folders From a Previous Version
How to Restore Files/Folders From a Previous Version

This post shows you how to restore files/folders from a previous version and some alternative ways to recover lost files and folders.

Read More

Wrapping Things Up

When you receive the error message “the app didn’t start in the required time” in Windows 10, you can try to solve it by applying the ways listed above.

If you have found any other effective ways to deal with it, welcome to share them with us by leaving your comments. Thank you in advance.

  • linkedin
  • reddit