Fix: Something Happened & Windows Store Is No Longer Working

Windows Store is the simplest way to got new apps in Windows 8, as we all know. But sometimes you may just got irritated by the various errors you receive while downloading or updating apps. We have already seen how to fix error 0x8024001e, 0x8024600e, 0x80073cf9, Something happened and your purchase couldn’t be completed. Today, we’re going to provide you the fix for yet another error we came across!

Something Happened & Windows Store Is No Longer Working

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As you can see in the above image, Refresh seems the option to fix it, if it doesn’t gets resolved by a reboot. You could also upgrade, like if you got this error on Windows 8, then you could to Windows 8.1 and it will fix the issue significantly. But what if you’re not comfortable with both of these ways. Well, frankly speaking, we have a simple solution here which you can implement so that you avoid the tedious ways mentioned above.

Do the following!

1. Press Windows Key + R, and type or paste this location:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows

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2. In the Windows folder, look for AppRepository folder. Some of the log files inside this folder is root cause of the issue.

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3. When you click the AppRepository folder mentioned above, you’ll get following prompts:

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Please use this way to take the ownership of AppRepository folder so that you can avoid above shown prompts and get directly into the folder.

4. After taking ownership of the folder and getting into the folder, you’ll see edb.log and edbXXXXX#.log files. Where XXXXX can be 00001, 00002 and so on depending variably from computer to computer. You have simply delete these edb.log and edbXXXXX#.log files to fix up the issue.

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After deleting the above said files, restart your computer and see if it helps. If it does not, then you may want to consider the Refresh PC option.

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An Electrical Engineer by profession, Kapil is a Microsoft MVP in Windows - Consumer and a Microsoft Content Creator. He recommends that you create a system restore point first before tweaking the registry.
  • Trevor Halsey

    Hmm. Its odd that I had this issue on an upgrade and then needed this fix. The fix worked until I rebooted, then it just outright didn’t work.

  • Bill Gates loves ding dong

    Windows refresh is the worst thing ever that you could do if you want your tiles and store to open. Windows 8 is a bad OS. Every other Windows is an OS fail.

  • Eswaran

    Thanks a lot It works for me… Great.

  • Nimesh Solanki

    That 3 files are already being deleted but still it shows the same error.
    Please help what can I do.

  • Some IT guy.

    It works. Thanks!

  • http://www.kapilarya.com/ Kapil Arya

    ^^ Thanks for feedback :)

  • Jacob

    I can’t delete my edb.log – it says it’s being used by AppXSVC… Any way I can get around this?
    Thanks

  • http://www.kapilarya.com/ Kapil Arya

    ^^ Close all Modern apps, Store and StoreBroker from Task Manager and they try again.

  • Trent

    Open TaskManager and go to services. Locate the service, stop it, and delete the files.

  • John Paul Palad

    Hmm. How do you do that transparent window? Can you give me a link? Thanks…

  • http://www.thewindowsclub.com Anand Khanse
  • Josuemental

    Didn’t work. Windows 8.1.

  • JALAL

    Thank you, worked fine.

  • Ricky P

    OH My Goodness what a hassle. This worked like a dream after I went through the nightmare of changing owner and then closing permission windows. I had to do the security changes for each file since changing the whole folder ran into security issues. It is TOTALLY unacceptable that these logs cannot be removed easily without resetting the PC – and worse it has forced us all to hack around with permissions which should be left alone. I understand why certain files need protecting as this stops users screwing around where they shouldn’t but the store LOG is hardly critical. And if it is supposed to be how come this fix has had NO IMPACT on my store other than to make it run again. UPDATE – the error returned and now the fix fails to work.

  • Gabriel Casey

    If no AppRepository Folder Exist, create one in the same directory, then run cmd prompt as admin, and type without the quotes “powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRootWinStoreAppxManifest.XML”

  • elraver

    Finally. Thank you Gabriel. That did it.

  • BenPal

    Miracles happen. Thanks a lot, you made my day!

  • http://www.kapilarya.com/ Kapil Arya

    ^^ Glad we could help :)

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