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How to Reinstall Individual Default Apps in Windows 10


How to Reinstall Individual Default Apps in Windows 10

How to Reinstall Individual Default Apps in Windows 10

Microsoft has built-in apps in Windows 10 to handle just about every file you want to open or task wish to complete.  In this tutorial I'll show you how to re-install a particular default app on your Windows 10 computer again, by using PowerShell commands.

1. Open PowerShell as an administrator. The fastest way to do that is to use Cortana's search bar from the taskbar. Type "powershell", right click on the Windows PowerShell result and then click on "Run as administrator".

2. Type or paste the following code into the PowerShell window and hit Enter:



Get-AppxPackage -allusers | Select Name, PackageFullName

This will show you a list of default apps and their appxmanifest.xml file paths, and will look something like this:

3. Find the app you want to reinstall in the list, and double-click its PackageFullName (the string in the right column) to select it. After you highlight this string, press Enter or Ctrl + C to copy it to your clipboard.

4.  Type the following code into the PowerShell, replacing PackageFullName with the string you just copied (just press Ctrl + V to paste the string into the code) and hit Enter.


Add-AppxPackage -register "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\PackageFullName\appxmanifest.xml" -DisableDevelopmentMode

It should look something like this:

You should be able to open the Start menu and see the app you just reinstalled immediately. If you do not see it right away, you may need to restart your computer.
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