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Windows 10 is an improved premium desktop that comes with many universal apps including Windows store, OneNote, Calendar, Skype and many more. However, there is no direct way to remove these preinstalled apps, but merely using the Powershell command; you can uninstall certain preinstalled apps.

Have you accidentally uninstalled any Windows app? Or you want to reinstall Windows 10 store app?

You are at the right place, as in this post we’ll guide you on how to reinstall Windows store in Windows 10.

As we know that you cannot remove any built-in apps through the Settings app and you need to use the Powershell to uninstall any default app. Similarly, you can reinstall store or any other preinstalled app by the same efficient tool “Powershell.” This tool is handy to reinstall or uninstall any default apps in your Windows 10 suiting your choices.

Reinstalling Windows Store App in Windows 10

Windows Store in Windows 10 takes the responsibility of updating, managing and processing the available apps automatically. At times, Windows Store doesn’t function properly, and the only solution you have is to Reinstall Window Store.

There are two effective methods to reinstall Windows Store App:

1. Reinstall the Windows Store app via Settings

Yes! Windows 10 offers you to reinstall Windows Store from the Settings app instantly. This method is simple and avoids using the third-party tool apps. It also allows you to reinstall any of the Store apps. Let us see how to do so:

  • Open the Settings app by pressing Win + I keys
  • Now go to “Apps -> Apps and Features.” Search for the Microsoft Store app and click on it to see more options
  • Hit on the “Advanced Options” icon
  • Scroll down in the advanced options screen and hit on the “Reset” button
  • Once again click on the “Reset” icon to confirm
  • Now, Windows performs to reinstall the Windows Store app. This process may take a while

That’s it! As the process is completed, a small checkmark beside the Reset icon appears. Windows 10 Store app is successfully reinstalled.

2. Reinstall Store app using PowerShell

PowerShell is a powerful tool, and a simple Powershell command can reinstall Windows store app. Let us go through the steps below to use Powershell Command:

  • Go to the Start icon and search for Powershell
  • Right-click on the Powershell menu and Choose to “Run as Administrator.”
  • Now in the Powershell screen, copy and paste the following command to execute it

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

  • Once you are done, the Powershell command starts the reinstalling process

This process may take a few minutes and done! You have reset the Store app on your Windows 10 system.

How to Restore Built-in Apps in Windows 10 PowerShell?

There are many built-in apps in your Windows 10 that are unnecessary, and you remove or uninstall them from your system. However, sometimes you might want to reinstall these built-in apps again, and you can simply do this through Powershell. Let’s do it:

  • Open Powershell (Admin rights)
  • Type the following command in the Powershell prompt:
Get-Appxpackage –Allusers
  • Now, scroll down and place the entry of the app you want to reinstall with its package name
  • As you have selected the PackageFullNAme, press Ctrl + C keys to copy
  • And now enter the following command:

Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\<PackageFullName>” –DisableDevelopmentMode

Note: replace the PackageFullNAme with the package name of the app you have copied and replace the “C” with any drive letter of the driver

Done! You have reinstalled the preinstalled apps via Powershell in your Windows 10 system.

How to Reinstall All Apps in Windows 10 PowerShell?

You can reinstall all the default apps that are available in Windows 10 by just one single command. Also, note that with this command you have to configure these apps all over again as you might lose data which are stored in apps. Let us reinstall all apps in Windows 10 using Powershell command.

  • Open Windows Powershell (Admin rights)
  • Close all the running apps
  • Now, copy and paste this command in the Powershell tool:

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

A lot of errors may appear on the screen, avoid these errors and wait for the command to execute and complete its task.

As it is done, go to the Start menu and check whether the app you wanted to reinstall is present or not. If there are any issues with the reinstalled apps, we’ll discuss it in the last segment of the article.

Creating a New User Account to Restore Built-in Apps

If the above methods don’t work well for you to reinstall one or more apps and fails to restore your favorite app back, creating a new user account will do the job for you. A new user account will get back all your preinstalled apps including store back in your Windows 10. So to create a new user account:

  • Open the Settings app and open Accounts menu
  • Click on the Family and other users option
  • Hit on Add someone else to this PC
  • Follow the instructions on the screen to make a new user account

Now as your new user account is ready, you can transfer the existing data from your old account to the new user account.

What to do When the Restored apps don’t work?

What if some of your restored apps still don’t work well? Well here is the solution for you. Windows has launched a new troubleshooter to fix issues with apps installed from the store and universal apps. All you need to do is to program the troubleshooter to fix the problem with Windows apps. Let us see how to run the Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter:

  • Open the Settings app and Click on the Update and Security icon
  • Now, open the Troubleshoot section
  • In the Troubleshoot window, click on the Windows Store Apps and follow the instructions of the troubleshooting wizard

It detects any issues with the universal apps on your Windows 10 PC and repairs them. Once the troubleshooting process is done, you have to reboot your Windows 10 system.  As your PC starts up again, check if the apps are working correctly.

Alright! Now you know it all about bringing back any default app by just using the above steps. Powershell command has made it much easier for us to deal with the apps store. Let us know if you have any other method to restore these built-in apps in your Windows 10 PC. Drop down your queries or suggestions in the comments section below.


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1 comment
  1. Mani
    June 14, 2019 at 7:23 am

    Thank you very much. After trying in vein for about a week, your article ONLY helped me reinstall Store app. Thsnak you again.

    “1. Reinstall the Windows Store app via Settings”

    Though the same method I came across in many sites, and tried with them also, ONLY this exact procedure helped me. This was very simple and uncomplicated.

    This route here also failed twice, but third time I succeeded.
    As a layman I can not say how that success came but it is a fact that you brought me good result.
    Thank you

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