How to Fix ms-resource:Appname Error on Windows 11

Although we know that Windows 11 is an upcoming major version of the Windows NT operating system, the errors and problems associated with it have been making hurdles in the way. Recently, several users have complained that the “ms-resource:AppName” error appears in the Windows update. Due to their limited knowledge, the situation gets worsens and hurts users differently.

Fixes for the “ms-resource:Appname” error on Windows 11: 

The “ms-resource:AppName” error prompt indicating that your system has a problem with Explorer.exe and ShellExperienceHost.exe files. There are several reasons for the same, such as misbehaving the UWP app; if your explorer.exe and shellexperiencehost.exe processes are misbehaving, you will also face this error. If you are still facing the “ms-resource:AppName” error, then go through this article which explains the various methods to fix the same error in Windows 11. Let’s have a look,

Situation 1: If the error occurred in the Start Menu 

If you encounter an “ms-resource:Appname” error in the Start menu, you need to follow these steps to avoid it.

  • Firstly, press Windows + S altogether and in the search box, type Powershell and launch the Windows Powershell option from the search result. Make sure you launch it with administrative access. 
  • Then, in the Powershell prompt, type the following command and then press Enter. 
Get-AppxPackage -all *HolographicFirstRun* | Remove-AppPackage -AllUsers
  • Once you executed the command, you can save all the work and then restart the system.
  • If your system starts freshly, right-click on the Start button and select Task Manager from the context menu.
  • Inside the Task Manager, select the Details tab from the top horizontal menu, then locate ‘ShellExperienceHost.exe’ from the list and right-click over it. If you fail to find this process, then you can select ‘StartMenuExperienceHost.exe’
  • Then click on the End process tab to close the process.
  • Further select Explorer.exe and StartMenuExperienceHost.exe process, right-click on it and select End process tab.
  • After closing the mentioned processes, click on the File from the top left corner of the Task Manager.
  • There, select the Run new task option and click on the Browse button in the Create new task prompt.
  • In the address bar at the top of the Browse window, type or copy+paste the following directory,
%localappdata%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.StartMenuExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy
  • Now, from the list, select the TempState folder and delete it from the system.
  • If the prompt appears on the screen, click on Yes
  • Again, click on the File option in the Task Manager and select Run new task.
  • In the Create new task prompt, copy+paste the following file name and then press Enter.
explorer.exe
  • Now, the Explorer will restart along with the StartMenuExperienceHost.exe process.
  • Finally, restart the system and check whether the said issue is resolved or not.

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Situation 2: If you get the ms-resource:Appname error everywhere:

In case users receive an ‘ms-resource:Appname’ error in almost every part of the system, they should choose different solutions to overcome the same error quickly. Here we list some quick ways to recover from the ms-resource:Appname error appeared on the screen.

Method 1: Repair the application:

The most common and effective way to troubleshoot the ‘ms-resource:Appname’ error in Windows 11 is repairing the problematic application. For doing so, follow the steps given below, 

  • Firstly, press Windows + I simultaneously to open the Settings and click on the Apps option from the left pane menu.
  • Then click on Apps & features and from the App list window select the problematic app.
  • Now click on the three-dot menu beside the app and select Advanced options from the drop-down menu.
  • In the newly opened window, click on the Terminate tab.
  • Then click on the Repair tab and let the repair process complete on its own.
  • Again, go back to the App list window, this time select Microsoft app from the list, and click on the three-dot button-> Advanced options-> Terminate-> Repair.
  • Once done, restart the system and check whether the said issue is resolved or not.

Method 2: Reset the app:

Resetting the application is a modified version of repairing. If repairing the app doesn’t work rightfully, then users must go with resetting the app. For doing so, follow the given below, 

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  • Firstly, press Windows + I simultaneously to open the Settings and click on the Apps option from the left pane menu.
  • Then click on Apps & features and from the App list window select the problematic app.
  • Now click on the three-dot menu beside the app and select Advanced options from the drop-down menu.
  • In the newly opened window, click on the Terminate tab.
  • Then click on the Reset tab; if the reset prompt appears, click on the Reset tab to confirm the action. 
  • Again, reset the Microsoft app as mentioned in the above steps.
  • Once done, restart the system and check whether the said issue is resolved or not.

Method 3: Reinstall the app:

Reinstalling the problematic app is another effective method used in Windows 11 to resolve the “ms-resource:Appname” error. By uninstalling and reinstalling, the said error can often get removed; follow the below-given steps to reinstall the concerned app.  

  • Firstly, press Windows + S altogether and in the search box, type Powershell and launch the Windows Powershell option from the search result. Make sure you launch it with administrative access. 
  • Then in the Powershell prompt, copy+paste ot type the following command and then press Enter. 
Get-AppxPackage | Select Name, PackageFullName
  • Now, you will get a complete list of apps installed on your system, locate and copy the entire name of the problematic app from the list.
  • Now open the Notepad and paste the package name, and save it in a convenient location for future use. 
  • Then, you need to type or copy+paste the following command and then press Enter. Here replace the ‘name’ with the package name you pasted just before in the Notepad.
Get-AppxPackage NAME | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Now, the problematic app will get removed from your system; once done, restart the system.
  • Once the system restarts, open the Powershell again with administrative access. Then type or Copy+paste the following command and press Enter. Here also replace the ‘name’ with the package name you copied in the Notepad earlier.
Add-AppxPackage -register "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\NAME\appxmanifest.xml" -DisableDevelopmentMode
  • Once done, restart the system and check whether the same error is resolved or not.

Method 4: Run SFC and DISM scan:

Sometimes the “ms-resource:Appname” error might occur due to corrupted system files and disk image files. In this scenario, the best solution is running the SFC and DISM scan. For doing so, follow the below steps, 

  • Firstly, type cmd in the desktop search bar and launch the Command Prompt window from the search result. Ensure you open it with admin access.
  • Inside the Command prompt window, copy+pate or type the following command and then press Enter,
sfc /scannow
  • Now the System File Checker begin scanning for corrupted files and repair them automatically. 
  • Once the above process gets completed, again type the following command and then press Enter,
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  • Now, the Deployment Image Servicing and Management will begin repair work, and it’s a little time-consuming process, so be patient. 
  • Once done, restart the system and check whether the said issue resolves or not. 

These were some of the proven fixes for the ms-resource: Appname error on Windows 11. However, if the error persists after trying all of the above, then the problem is with your Windows image. In this case, you need to repair the Windows installation to fix the same error.

Now we hope that you will find the information mentioned above helpful and relevant. If you have any queries or feedback, then write down the comment in the below comment box.

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