I've been having this problem for a day or two now.
Every time I try to open any Windows 10 App or App Service (Groovy, Realtek Audio Manager, Photo Viewer, wsreset.exe), I'm greeted with
"Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to open this file.", and the program immediately exits.
This has made it impossible for me to open many common files or change my Realtek audio settings, which is problematic because I use my computer for audio production.
What I have tried:
- Fresh in-place reinstall of Windows 10 (keeping personal files) - Fresh in-place reinstall of Windows 10 (wiping everything) - Giving full ownership of the entire `C:\` drive tree to `everyone` - Moving the files I want to access onto my `D:\` drive - Running programs as administrator - (attempting to) Make the entire tree of `C:\` not read-only - Prayer
Any help would be much appreciated; I need my computer for work and something makes me fear the problem will only worsen.
Edit: I have logged in to my computer's built in Administrator account, and it still gives me an error when I try to open a Windows Store app, but instead just says something along the lines of "the app failed to start".