Windows 10 Tips and How to Guide

How to reinstall Default apps on windows 10 version 2004

Windows 10 comes with a number of built-in universal apps such as Start menu, Cortana, Microsoft Edge browser, Xbox, Microsoft store, photos, paint 3D, one-note, skype etc. These are default build-in apps that come with pre-installed while installing upgrade windows 10. Sometimes after recent windows 10 upgrade, you may notice certain apps missing from. Or after installing the latest updates, Apps does not perform properly, Crashes, or Not responding. Or for some others number of apps get broken not working properly.

In Such Causes, we recommend resetting the app following steps below.

  • Press Windows + I keyboard shortcut to open the Settings app,
  • Click on apps then Apps and features,
  • Now select the problematic app and click on Advanced options
  • Scroll down and click on reset option,
  • Click reset again to reset the app to its default setup.

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But if reset option didn’t fix the problem, Or apps missing after Windows 10 1903 Upgrade, Here how to restore removed apps on windows 10

How To Re-register default Windows apps

You Can Re-install or Re-register Build-in Windows apps by performing some command line on Windows PowerShell. Here step by step guide to re-install a particular default app or all the default built-in apps on your Windows 10 computer using PowerShell commands.

Reinstall All Built-in Apps in Windows 10

To Re-install All Built-in Windows apps

  1. Open the Windows PowerShell with administrative privileges.
  2. You can do this by press win + X and select PowerShell ( admin ).
  3. Now copy/paste command bellow on PowerShell and hit the enter key to execute the same.

Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

Reinstall All Built-in Apps in Windows 10

It then tries to install all of the default apps on Windows 10 for the account you are currently logged in to.  Or you can Use below command to Re-register Windows Apps for All Users :

Get-AppxPackage -Allusers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -register “$($_.InstallLocation)\appxmanifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode}

If one of the default apps is already installed on the computer, then you get shown the name of it in red. Simply Ignore the Red lines after complete the command Restart windows to get a fresh start. Now check apps related problems get resolved.

Re register default Windows apps Windows 10

Reinstall a Specific Built-in App in Windows 10

If you Getting problem with any specific windows app and others working properly then no need to Re-register / Reinstall All apps by performing above command. Check bellow commands to Re-register only a Specific windows app.

  • Again open PowerShell (admin) by press Win + X and select.
  • On Administrator PowerShell prompt copy/paste command below and hit enter to execute the same.
  • 3D Builder:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *3DBuilder*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • Alarms & Clock:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *WindowsAlarms*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • App Connector:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *AppConnector*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • Calculator:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *WindowsCalculator*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • Calendar and Mail:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • Camera:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *WindowsCamera*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • Candy Crush Soda Saga:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *CandyCrushSodaSaga*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • Connect:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *PPIProjection*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • Contact Support:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *ContactSupport*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • Cortana:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *Windows.Cortana*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • Feedback Hub:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *WindowsFeedbackHub*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • Get Office:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *MicrosoftOfficeHub*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • Get Started:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *GetStarted*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • Mail and Calendar:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • Maps:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *WindowsMaps*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • Messaging:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *Messaging*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • Microsoft Edge:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *MicrosoftEdge*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • Microsoft Solitaire Collection:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *MicrosoftSolitaireCollection*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • Money:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *BingFinance*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • Movies & TV:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *ZuneVideo*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • News:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *BingNews*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • OneNote:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *Office.OneNote*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • Paint 3D:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *MSPaint*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • People:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *People*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • Phone:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *CommsPhone*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • Phone Companion:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *WindowsPhone*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • Photos:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *Photos*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • Settings:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *immersivecontrolpanel*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • Skype:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *SkypeApp*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • Sports:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *BingSports*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • Sticky Notes:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *MicrosoftStickyNotes*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • Microsoft Store:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *microsoftStore*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • Sway:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *Office.Sway*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • Twitter:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *Twitter*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • Voice Recorder:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *WindowsSoundRecorder*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • Weather:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *BingWeather*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • Xbox:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *XboxApp*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  • Xbox One SmartGlass:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *XboxOneSmartGlass*).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

Note: windows add new apps regularly. So may the app you are getting problem not listed above then you can follow bellow steps to re-register the specific app.

On Admin PowerShell type Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Select Name, PackageFullName and hit enter key. This will display available packages (for installation) on your computer. look for the App that you want to re-register (re-install) for the current user. ( for ex we want to re-install Skype app )

Here first copy the package name by select and press Ctrl + C and past on notepad. ( for ex: Microsoft.SkypeApp_11.8.204.0_x64__kzf8qxf38zg5c ) and the perform command below.

Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\PackageFullName\appxmanifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode

Note: Replace the package name which you copied from PowerShell. Means the command would be like bellow

Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “C:\ProgramFiles\WindowsApps\Microsoft.SkypeApp_11.8.204.0_x64__kzf8qxf38zg5c\appxmanifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode

Press enter and wait until executing the command, After that Restart windows and check the specific which you recently re-install working properly.

Reset your PC to its default settings

If above solutions didn’t fix the problem then Reset this PC probably a good fix that reinstalls Windows 10 without affecting your files and folder.

  • Open Settings.
  • Click on Update & Security.
  • Click on Recovery.
  • Under “Reset this PC,” click the Get Started button.

Reset This PC

Select the Keep may files options. and follow on-screen instructions to reset Windows 10 Without effecting files.

Refresh Windows 10

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