Reinstall Store And Other Preinstalled Apps In Windows 10/11

Reinstall Store And Other Preinstalled Apps In Windows 10/11, You might want to reinstall Windows Store apps to fix their problems, or you might want to reinstall all apps that came with Windows 10/11. Or, you may have accidentally uninstalled the Store app or another app and now want to restore it, but don’t know-how.

If for some reason you want to reinstall Store, Mail, or any other pre-installed app, you can do so by running a simple command in PowerShell. This command is useful if you accidentally uninstalled the Store or another application and now want to restore it.

Reinstall Store And Other Preinstalled Apps

How to reinstall Store and other apps on Windows 10/11.

Reinstall individual apps via PowerShell

Step 1: Open PowerShell with admin rights. To do so, type Windows PowerShell in the search box to see PowerShell in the results, right-click on PowerShell, and then click the Run as administrator option.

Reinstall Store And Other Preinstalled Apps

Step2: In the PowerShell prompt, type the following command and press Enter key: Get-Appxpackage –Allusers

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Step 3: Scroll down and locate the entry of the Store app and copy the package name. If you want to reinstall any other app, find its entry and copy its PackageFullName.

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Tip: After selecting the PackageFullName, use Ctrl + C to copy. You won’t be able to right-click and copy.

Step 4: Finally, execute the following command: Add-AppxPackage -register "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\" –DisableDevelopmentMode

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In the above command, replace PackageFullName with the package name of the Windows Store or any other app that you copied in Step 3, and replace “C” with the drive letter of the drive where Windows 10 is installed. Good luck!

Reinstalling all apps at once via PowerShell

Note that the following command will not only reinstall Store apps but will also reinstall all default apps that come with Windows 10. Therefore, if you reinstall all applications, the data stored in the applications may be lost and you may need to reconfigure these applications.

Note: While this command will reinstall most native applications, the command may not reinstall some applications, such as Cortana and Edge.

Step 1: Open the Windows PowerShell with admin rights. The easiest way to launch PowerShell as administrator is to type PowerShell in the search box and then simultaneously press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys.

Or, type PowerShell in the search box, right-click on the PowerShell entry in the result, and then click Run as administrator.

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Step 2: Close running apps, if any.

Step 3: In the PowerShell, copy and paste the following command and then press Enter to execute it: Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

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This may take some time, and you might see some errors. Simply ignore all errors and wait for the command to complete its job.

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Step 4: Once done, open the Start menu and search for the app that you want to reinstall. It should be there.

Reinstall Store app via PowerShell

Step 1: Close the Store app if it’s running to avoid errors.

Step 2: Open the PowerShell as administrator. You can do so by searching for PowerShell, right-clicking on Windows PowerShell in search results, and then clicking the Run as administrator option.

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Copy and paste the following command at the PowerShell window and press the Enter key: Get-AppXPackage WindowsStore -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

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Reinstall the Store app via Settings

Step 1: On Windows 10/11, navigate to Settings app > Apps > Apps & features.

Step 2: If you are on Windows 10, locate the Microsoft Store entry and click on it to reveal the Advanced options link. Click the Advanced options link.

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Windows 11 users, click on the three vertically stacked dots next to the Microsoft Store entry and then click Advanced options.

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Step 3: In the Reset section, click the Reset button. As you can see in the screenshot, the description clearly says that resetting the app will reinstall the app.

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Click the Reset button when you see the confirmation dialog to complete the reinstall.

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Create a new user account

In some cases, the above methods fail to reinstall or restore one or more pre-installed applications. If all of these methods fail and you can’t leave your favorite app, like the Store, the ultimate way to get the app back to its original state or recovery is to create a new user account. Yes, new user accounts include all apps, including store apps.

To create a new user account, open the Accounts section of the Settings app, click Home & other users, click Add someone else to this PC, and follow the simple on-screen instructions to create a new user account. Once the new account is ready, you can move existing data from the old account to the new account.

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