How to Reinstall Microsoft Store and other Preinstalled Apps on Windows 10?

Sometimes, You face issues in opening apps after a specific use. Along with an error in the Microsoft store or windows store. All these types of problems you can fix by reinstalling the apps.

You can remove native apps from windows 10 through PowerShell or the help of a third-party application. The PowerShell command reinstalls all apps. If any app is uninstalled by mistake, you can download/install this type of app also by using the PowerShell command.

In this risewindows article, we will learn the following:-

  1. Reinstalling or Resetting Store app via Settings
  2. Reinstall individual apps using PowerShell
  3. Reinstalling all default apps at once through PowerShell

How to Reinstall the Store app via Settings?

The below-mentioned method will work on Windows 10 version 1803 and above only. To Reinstall the Store app via Settings, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, Open the Settings app.

Step 2. Then, In the Settings app that opens, click the Apps category.

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Step 3. Now, Select Apps & features.

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Step 4. Next, Scroll down on the right side pane, and click on the Microsoft Store entry.

Step 5. After that, click the link Advanced options.

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Step 6. Next, please scroll down to see the Reset button and click on it to perform the reset.

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When you complete the above steps, it will reinstall the Microsoft Store app and reset its settings to their default.

How to Reinstall individual apps using PowerShell?

To Reinstall individual apps using PowerShell, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, Open PowerShell with super rights.

To launch the PowerShell, click on the Start button and type PowerShell. Right-click on PowerShell entry and select Run as administrator option.

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Step 2. In the Windows PowerShell prompt, type the following command and press the Enter key from the keyboard:

Get-Appxpackage –All users

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Step 3. Now, Scroll down to see the Microsoft Store app entry and copy the PackageFullName. If you want to reinstall any other app, find its entry and copy its PackageFullName. To copy a package name, select the PackageFullName and press Ctrl + C to copy.

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Step 4. At last, execute the following command in the PowerShell prompt:-

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

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

For instance, my command will be the following:-

Add-AppxPackage -register "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_12104

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How to Reinstall all default apps at once through PowerShell?

To Reinstall all default apps at once through PowerShell, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, Open PowerShell with administrative rights.

To launch the PowerShell, click on the Start button and type PowerShell. Right-click on PowerShell entry and select Run as administrator option.

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Step 2. Then, In the Windows PowerShell prompt, type the following command and press the Enter key from the keyboard:

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Regist

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After completing the above steps, it will take some time to reinstall all the default apps. You might see some errors during the deployment of apps that you need to ignore. Please wait for the command to complete its job.

Note:- by reinstalling all default apps that ship with Windows 10, you might lose data stored in apps and their settings. You need to configure store apps again.

If none of the above methods helps you, create a new user account. All the default apps should work in the new user account.

That’s it.

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