Windows

How To Get Blocked Modern Apps Running On Windows 10

We have previously discussed a couple of bugs that are still persistent in Windows 10. There is the problem with games refusing to run in full screen mode, or you might be subject to the black screen after login. Another problem that is a lot rarer than the previous two, but is still popping up for some users is that you might have a bunch of blocked Modern apps on your hands for no apparent reason. In reality, the bug stems from a case of mistaken identity. The Parental Control settings, otherwise so useful in Windows 10, are responsible for going haywire and considering all Modern apps to be in the block list. Thankfully, you can get the blocked Modern apps up and running quite easily.

We are aware that a lot of users still haven’t taken to Modern apps, even though the apps have been around for quite some time now. However, there can be no denying the fact that some weather apps and games are pretty popular in this category. So, if your Parental Controls are not letting you use these apps, all you need is a single command in the command prompt. Here is the exact procedure.

Blocked Modern Apps by Parental Controls in Windows 10

Steps To Get Blocked Modern Apps Running

  1. Go to the ‘Command Prompt’ menu by searching for it on your Windows 10 system, or simply by clicking its icon. You can also use the CMD command in ‘Run’ to bring up the prompt screen. Make sure you are using the prompt as an administrator, from your admin account.
  2. Once in the command prompt, enter the following command into it.
    ren %windir%\System32\AppLocker\Plugin*.* *.bak
    The command will take some time to execute, so wait for it to run completely before proceeding.
  3. Quite command prompt.
  4. Restart your Windows 10 device.

Now, try launching a Modern app and it should work as usual. The problem’s cause has been diagnosed by some users as a malfunctioning property in the AppLocker, which is basically the running process behind Parental Controls. The command listed in step 2 makes sure that all plugins are restored in their proper order. Do try the above method if you are having trouble with Modern apps, and see if it helps.