Windows cannot access the specified device Error while trying to open games

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  1. AfamBoi
    AfamBoi Guest

    Windows cannot access the specified device Error while trying to open games


    While i can download the games i have on the xbox app through xbox game pass, i cant open them.

    The full error i get is: Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

    i already getting all the permissions in the WindowsApps folder which changes nothing and i cant find any further solutions.

    :)
     
    AfamBoi, Dec 1, 2021
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  2. andersonpassos Win User

    Windows cannot access the specified device Error while trying to open games

    Thank you for contact us! I'm Anderson, an Independent Consultant and a Microsoft user like you.

    good afternoon

    It is possible that your profile does not have the necessary permissions, check if your account is an administrator account.

    also check if your account is logged not only on the xbox app, but also on the microsoft store.

    and finally if everything is correct, try this:

    Microsoft has released an update to correct this issue. To install the update, follow these steps:

    Select the Start button in the lower left corner of the main screen and select Settings.

    Select Update and Security > Check for Updates.

    Select View optional updates, then select update KB5004476 from the list.

    KB5004476

    Select Download and Install.

    When the update is complete, restart the device.

    You should now be able to install, update and launch games.

    Are you still in trouble?

    Create a notepad file with the following name:

    "RepairGamingServices.ps1"

    inside the file paste this text (if quotes):

    "

    Get-AppxPackage *gamingservices* -allusers | remove-appxpackage -allusers

    Remove-Item -Path "HKLM:\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\GamingServices" -recurse

    Remove-Item -Path "HKLM:\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\GamingServicesNet" -recurse

    "

    Then, to run, right-click on the file, and run as administrator. then restart windows. then you need to open the Xbox app from Windows 10 that will be warning you that you need to install an extra component for the app, accept and wait for the installation. After that, Microsoft guarantees that you will be able to reopen and download Xbox Game Pass games on Windows 10.
  3. Mythic Sandman Win User

    Can't open games

  4. Jesse E' Win User

    Gamepass games not launching on device

    Hello, My name is Jesse. I'm an Independent Advisor and a member of the Microsoft community and I'd love to assist you today.

    Here's a guide showing how to troubleshoot the "windows cannot access the specific path or folder because you do not have the right permissions" error https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/-wind...

    Hope this helps
  5. Jesse E' Win User

    Xbox Game Pass PC

    Hello, My name is Jesse. I'm an Independent Advisor and a member of the Microsoft community and I'd love to assist you today.

    Please try the troubleshooting suggested in this article to resolve the issue https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/-wind...

    Hope this helps
  6. Mister Parks Win User

    xbox video not show purchased Movies or TV shows in My Video

    Hey Bloodshare8,



    Can you specify what the other device is that you are using the Xbox Video app on? I'm going to assume that it is a Windows 8 device for now.



    When you open the Video app on the other device while signed in to the account that purchased it, open the Charms Bar (on the right side of screen with search, share, start, etc) , then open Settings>Preferences. There you should see a heading for Purchases
    with a "Restore" button. Push that button to refresh your purchase history on that device, and then try the content again.



    Let us know if that helps. Thanks.
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