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


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:



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


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


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.


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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