Some users reported that when they download the Windows update for upgrading Windows 10 to Windows 11, they see the error message “Windows cannot find ‘wt.exe’. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again”. This error generally says that the associated file has been corrupted or the file is not found for some reason. This pop-up message mainly occurs during the installation process. In this blog, we are talking about how you can try to fix the Windows cannot find wt.exe; Windows Terminal not opening error message.
4 Ways to Fix “Windows cannot find wt.exe; Windows Terminal not opening” error
Here we are discussing some solutions to fix the Windows Terminal issue.
- Reset or Repair Windows Terminal app
- Change Windows Terminal settings
- Perform an SFC scan
- Reinstall Windows Terminal
Method 1: Reset or Repair the Windows Terminal app
You can follow our steps to repair or reset your Windows Terminal app.
- Open the Settings in the Windows.
- Click the App and open it.
- Locate the Windows Terminal section.
- Now, select the Advanced options.
- Click the Repair or Reset button.
Method 2: Change Windows Terminal settings
To change Windows terminal settings, follow us and fix the issue.
- In the search box, search Settings and click the Enter button.
- On the left side, click on the Apps option.
- Select Apps & features.
- Click on the drop-down icon for more settings.
- Now, select App execution aliases.
- Search the Windows Terminal and toggle off the option.
- Now, on-again, the Windows Terminal toggle option.
- Next, exit the window.
- Press the Windows + R key to open the Run dialogue box.
- Go to %USERPROFILE%\AppData \ Local \Mic location.
Suppose you can see there wt.exe. If not, then try to follow the next method.
Method 3: Perform an SFC scan
In this step, you can try to run an SFC scan. This system is used to scan and restore corrupted Windows system files. The SFC scans mention the problem that could cause corrupted system files.
- Type cmd and click the enter button in the search bar.
- Now, right-click on cmd and select Run as administrator option.
- Type sfc /scannow and click the enter button in the Command Prompt window.
If any corruption is found in this command, it will be replaced upon reboot.
Method 4: Reinstall Windows Terminal
In this step, you can reinstall the Windows Terminal.
- Open the Microsoft Store and search for Windows Terminal.
- Now, open the Official App and tab the Get button.
- When the installation is complete then, restart your computer.
- Check the Windows cannot find the ‘wt.exe‘ error.