FIX: Error opening installation log file in Windows 10

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Sometimes you may want to uninstall a feature tool or any Windows program on your Windows 10, but you’re prompted with an error saying ‘Error opening installation log file‘. Here are some solutions to solve this error; keep reading.

How to fix Error opening installation log file in Windows 10?

Disable and restart Explorer.exe using task manager:

  • Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete
  • After the Task Manager opens click on the. Processes Tab
  • Now look for explorer.exe click end process.
  • Choose show processes from all users.
  • Now click end process.
  • Next press Ctrl + Alt + Delete
  • Click on file
  • Choose Run New Task
  • Now type explorer.exe
  • Now see if the desktop icons appear.

Using command prompt:

  • Press the Windows key + X key
  • Then run command prompt as admin.
  • Now type in the following command in the command prompt.

TEMP + %tmp%

  • Press Enter and let the command run after that restart your PC and see if the issue persists.

Reinstalling Windows Installer:

First, rename the damaged Windows Installer files and then follow the steps given below:

  • Press the Windows key + R key
  • Now type cmd in the box and press Ok.
  • Next type cd%windir%\system32 and press Enter
  • Type attrib -r -s -h dllcache and then press Enter
  • Type ren msi.dll msi.old and then press Enter
  • Type ren msiexec.exe msiexec.old and then press Enter
  • Type ren msihnd.dll msihnd.old and then press Enter
  • Type exit and then press Enter
  • In the command prompt type exit
  • Now restart your PC, then log in and download the latest version of Windows Installer.

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