be careful, the use of restore points can crash your applications

Microsoft’s operating system is the victim of a nasty bug that prevents certain applications from running after a system restore from a previous restore point. Microsoft is aware of the issue and provides guidance on how to work around it.

Microsoft will be able to add a new line to the long list of bugs that have been listed in Windows 11. The latest affects users of all versions of Windows 11 22H2. After performing a system restore from a previous restore point, some applications refuse to run. Aware of the issue, Microsoft released a note about it on its support pages.

An issue with applications using the MSIX format

This new Windows 11 bug, quite problematic, would affect all applications using the MSIX package format. On its support page, Microsoft indicates that among the applications concerned, Notepad, Paint, Office, Cortana or the Terminal would be directly affected by this damage.

A priori, the concern can manifest itself in several ways. When opening an application, an error message stating that “This application cannot be opened” may appear without the program launching. The application may also appear repeatedly within the Windows Start menu, and may not respond at all when you attempt to start it. It is also possible that the application starts to crash suddenly after being blocked for a few moments following an input/output error. However, the bug-affected application would still run after being relaunched.

Microsoft gives advice, but does not offer a solution

The Redmond company, which did not specify whether it was going to offer a fix, simply suggests some very basic manipulations to get around this nasty bug. The company thus suggests trying to relaunch the applications concerned, reinstall them from the Windows Store or from its original source, or check if your operating system is up to date by launching Windows Update. Common sense advice that users will no doubt have already tried without waiting for Microsoft to tell them.

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Bleeping Computer

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