Fix: Windows 10 Mail and Calendar app crashing

If you have moved to Windows 10 by upgrading from your previous build of Windows, you may have encountered a number of issues related to apps crashing and not responding.

One of those issues that users have faced is the Mail and Calendar App crashing right after opening.

People have tried to fix it by rebooting and even resetting their PCs, but there seems to be no proper fix for this.

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According to Microsoft, this crashing of apps phenomenon could be due to a licensing issue with the Store App. Therefore, this issue can be resolved by following the methods I am going to mention below.

Solutions to Fix this Issue:

The solutions to fix this issue are universal, as there is no specific fix from Microsoft’s end. Follow these methods and see if they work or not.

Method #1: Running the Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter.

This solution is not specifically relevant to Mail or Calendar app-related issues; instead, it can solve all of the Windows Store apps crashing problems. You can follow along with this link in order to run the Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter.

You should also make sure that your Windows is up-to-date and no updates are pending.

It would probably resolve the problem, but if it doesn’t, then you should give the next one a try.

Method #2: Reinstalling the Mail and Calendar Apps.

The last resort is to reinstall the Mail and Calendar apps within Windows 10. However, there is an issue with Windows native apps in that they cannot be uninstalled normally, as compared to other apps. Therefore, you can follow these steps to remove these apps from your PC. Afterward, you can reinstall them from the Windows Store.

1. Open the PowerShell app by searching for it in Cortana, and right-click on it to open it as an administrator.

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2. Copy the following line of code from below, and type or paste it inside PowerShell, then press Enter.

Note: You will get an error if you do not run it as an administrator.

Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like “*windowscommunicationsapps*”} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online

3. Now, restart your PC and download the Mail and Calendar apps from the Windows Store. Run these apps to check if the problem persists.


Kevin Arrows

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