You are trying to open an app like Microsoft Photos on Windows 10 on and on. But each time, you have failed to open it. In the meantime, a file system error (-2147219196) is popping up on the screen.
Maybe, you felt tension about what happened with your PC.
You can give your tension on my solder. I will describe all possible fixes of the error (-2147219196) one by one in the entire article.
Fixes If File System Error (-2147219196) Occurs
I have compiled several fixes, and the good thing is, these are easy to apply. Before diving into details, let’s have a short look at the fix list first.
- Fix 1: Run the Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter
- Fix 2: Reset Microsoft Photos
- Fix 3: Reinstall Microsoft Photos
- Fix 4: System Scan
- Fix 5: Check Disk
- Fix 6: Windows Update
- Fix 7: Run A Safe Boot
Fix 1: Run the Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter
If the error occurs on your PC, the first thing you can try to run the windows store apps troubleshooter. To run it, you need to follow the below steps one by one.
Firstly, hold the Windows and ‘I’ keys together to access the ‘Settings‘ interface. While appearing it, you have to find ‘Update & Security’. You will find it at the bottom of the interface.
While finding the ‘Update & Security‘ option, click on it. Consequently, a related interface will appear on the screen. You need to select the ‘Troubleshoot‘ section from the left sidebar.
Then you have to look at the right sidebar. Here you will see the ‘Additional troubleshooters‘ option. You have to click on it.
As a result, a new interface with the troubleshooters’ list will be visible. Scroll down to the bottom to find out the ‘Windows Store Apps‘ troubleshooter. While finding the troubleshooter, click on it. After that ‘Run the troubleshooter’ option will become evident. You have to select it.
It may take several times to conduct the troubleshooting. You have to wait and follow the on-screen direction to complete the process.
The fix will help you to understand the error and give you possible solutions. You can execute them either automatically or manually.
Fix 2: Reset Microsoft Photos
As the error (-2147219196) occurs with Microsoft Photos most of the time, you can try to reset the app to fix it. I will brief the process below.
You need the ‘Settings‘ interface access again. To do so, press the Window and ‘I’ together. Then you have to find out the ‘Apps’ option. While seeing the option, you need to click on it.
Consequently, the ‘Apps’ interface will appear. From here, you have to select the ‘Apps & features‘ section from the left sidebar.
Then on the right sidebar, type ‘photos‘ to work with the ‘Microsoft Photos‘ app. Once it appears, you have to click on it. So that you will see the ‘Advanced options‘. You have to work with it.
After clicking on the ‘Advanced options’, an interface of the ‘Microsoft Photos‘ will appear. You have to scroll down and try to find the ‘Reset‘ section. You will see the ‘Reset‘ option under it.
In the end, you have to tap the ‘Reset‘ tab and confirm the action. Finally, the ‘Microsoft Photos’ will reset.
Hopefully, the error might be solved. By any chance, if it still appears, you will need to follow the next one.
Fix 3: Reinstall Microsoft Photos
If the error (-2147219196) is not fixed after resetting the Microsoft photos, you may solve it by reinstalling the app. I will describe the process below.
Firstly, right-click on the ‘Start‘ menu and select the ‘Windows PowerShell (Admin)’ from a newly appeared interface on the left bottom.
As a result, the ‘Windows PowerShell (Admin)’ command prompt will become evident. Here you have to copy the following command and paste it on the administrator prompt.
‘get-appxpackage *Microsoft.Windows.Photos* | remove-appxpackage’
Then press ‘enter‘ to run the command.
While completing the command task, type ‘exist‘ on command window and press ‘enter‘ again.
After that, tap the ‘Windows‘ key and look at the right side. You will see the ‘Microsoft Store‘. While finding the store, you have to click it.
Consequently, the ‘Microsoft Store‘ interface will appear on the screen. Then, you need to search the ‘Microsoft Photos‘ app. To do that, you can type ‘Microsoft photos‘ on the top search box. You have to select the app whenever finding it.
After appearing the app on the screen, you have to tap the ‘Get‘ tab. As a result, the downloading process will start and automatically conduct the installation after complete downloading.
If the upper fixes do not work, you may try some system fixing.
Fix 4: System Scan
From this fix, let’s apply some basic system customization. The first one can be scanning the system.
Firstly, tap the Windows key and type ‘cmd‘.
After that, you will see the ‘Command Prompt app. Right-click on it. Then you will get the ‘Run as administrator‘ option. Tap on it.
Consequently, the ‘Command Prompt‘ administrator will become evident. Next, you have to type ‘sfc/ scannow‘ as a command on it and press ‘enter‘. The system scan process will start then. It may take some time.
After completing 100% verification, let’s copy the below command and paste it into the command box.
‘dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth’
Then press ‘enter‘.
Here you have to wait for a while to complete the system file checking process. Finally, type ‘exist‘ on the window and then check the error existence.
There are some other common fixes to apply.
Fix 5: Check Disk
A hard disk drive can be a cause for Error (-2147219196). To be sure, you have to check the disk where the app install. I will attach the checking process below.
Firstly, you need the ‘Command Prompt‘ administrator access again. To do so, tap the Windows key and type ‘cmd‘. While the app appears, right-click on it to get the ‘Run as administrator‘ tab.
As a result of tapping the tab, the ‘Command Prompt‘ administrator will appear. Then type the following command on the window ‘chkdsk c: /f’ for HDD and ‘chkdsk c: /f /r /x’ for SSD.
If you get any error message on the prompt window, type ‘Y’ and tap ‘enter’.
Finally, you have to restart the PC to allow performing the disc checking.
Fix 6: Windows Update
In some cases, the error can occur if the Windows System has an available update. If so, you need to update it.
Here you have to work with the ‘Update & Security‘ section again. To get access the section, press the Windows and ‘I’ keys together. Scroll down and click on the ‘Update & Security’ section. As a result, the interface of this section will appear.
Select ‘Windows Update’ from here and look at the right sidebar. You will see the ‘Check for updates‘ tab. You have to tap it.
After that, Windows will search for update availability. If it finds any, windows will automatically download and install the update.
To fix the error (-2147219196), you can try one more option.
Fix 7: Run A Safe Boot
The last possible fix I include here is to run a safe boot. I will brief the way below.
Hold the Windows and ‘R‘ keys together. ‘Run’ will be visible. You have to type ‘msconfig‘ on the open box and click on ‘Ok‘ then.
While the ‘System Configuration‘ interface will become evident, tap the ‘Service‘ tab.
In this step, firstly, mark on the ‘Hide all Microsoft services‘ box. Then click on ‘Disable all‘ option. Finally, tap the ‘Apply‘ tab and ‘Ok‘ then.
After that, tap the top ‘Startup‘ tab and click on the ‘Open Task Manager‘.
As a result, the ‘Task Manager‘ interface will be visible. You have to disable the non-windows programs. To do so, right-click on the desired program and choose the ‘Disable‘ option.
To complete the process, you have to restart the PC. Hopefully, the error will vanish. And you can open the image through ‘Microsoft Photos’.
At the end step of the fix, tap the ‘Boot‘ menu tab. You have to mark it on the ‘Safe Boot’ box. Then click on ‘Apply‘ and press ‘Ok‘.
In addition, you are not the only one who faces the file system error (-2147219196). In most cases, fix no. 1 has defined the error perfectly and fix no. 3 can be enough to fix it.