How to Reinstall All Default Built-in Apps in Windows 10

How to Reinstall All Default Built-in Apps in Windows 10. If you removed some or all built-in apps in Windows 10 and now you want to restore them, this tutorial will help you.

STEP 1:

As usual we’ll need to open PowerShell as Administrator to execute the required commands.

Open Start Menu and type powershell. It’ll automatically start searching for the program and will show PowerShell in search results. Now press Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys together to launch PowerShell as Administrator. Alternatively, you can right-click on PowerShell and select “Run as Administrator” option.

NOTE: You also can use PowerShell ISE

STEP 2:

Now you’ll need to execute commands in PowerShell as mentioned in following steps:

Reinstall a Specific Built-in App in Windows 10

If you want to reinstall any specific app, you can use following command to restore that particular app:

Add-AppxPackage -register appxmanifest.xml_file_path -DisableDevelopmentMode

As you can see, the above mentioned command requires an essential parameter which is the full path of appxmanifest.xml file. Actually all modern apps contain this XML file in their program files folder and this XML file is required to restore the app.

All modern apps are stored in following folder:

C:\Program Files\WindowsApps

This folder contains several sub-folders (with the same name as the app’s PackageFullName info) which contain required files of all modern apps. You’ll find one appxmanifest.XML file in all those folders.

1. So to restore an app, you’ll need to know the PackageFullName information of that app which can be found using following command:

Get-AppxPackage -allusers | Select Name, PackageFullName

Now select the PackageFullName information of your desired app and press Enter key to copy it to clipboard.

2. Now execute following command to restore that app:

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

Replace PackageFullName term in above command with the copied PackageFullName information from step 1. Just press CTRL+V keys together to paste copied PackageFullName information.

If you receive any error message, ignore it. You may need to restart the computer.

Reinstall All Built-in Apps in Windows 10

If you want, you can reinstall all built-in modern apps in a single step using following command:

Get-AppxPackage -allusers | foreach {Add-AppxPackage -register "$($_.InstallLocation)\appxmanifest.xml" -DisableDevelopmentMode}

This command will take a few moments and will reinstall all built-in apps. If you receive any error message, ignore it. You may need to restart the computer to take effect.

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