1803 upgrade removed photo app from start page


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 1803
       #1

    1803 upgrade removed photo app from start page


    I recently purchased a HP refurbished laptop. I was told it was about a year old.
    After activation, the 1803 creators upgrade was downloaded and installed.
    I noticed that the Windows default photo app disappeared from the start screen. It's not listed in settings-apps-apps& and features. It is in settings-default apps but reset doesn't do anything.
    I can launch the app by going to file explorer and double click a photo. The app comes up and I can navigate as before.
    But, again, it is nowhere on the start screen or in the alphabetical list.
    Whas up with dat?
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,843
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    Hi, you could use the appropriate command here- read thru the sections carefully, search for Photos.
    Make sure you use the instructions at the start of the section.
    Reinstall and Re-register Apps in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    You can try reinstalling it.

    There are plenty of programs you can download and use whether from the internet or via the Store.
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 1803
    Thread Starter
       #3

    1803 upgrade removed photo app from start screen


    For simplicity, I tried option three and went to the store and it said this app is installed. I did that before with the same result.
    I haven't tried option one or two yet.
    Should I download that driver link that comes up before I log in?
    Like I said, the app is there, it just doesn't show up anywhere.
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,843
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #4

    You could try uninstalling it and reinstalling.

    Should I download that driver link that comes up before I log in?
    Pardon? Sorry, no idea what that is. Could you post a photo?
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  5. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 1803
    Thread Starter
       #5

    1803 upgrade removed photo app from start screen


    I can't uninstall the app because it does not appear on start screen tiles or list. going to settings>default apps doesn't do anything either.
    I tried command prompt and entered this:
    PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command "& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *Photos*).InstallLocation + '\AppxManifest.xml' ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}"
    I got an error message something like "cannot convert" etc.
    I also tried to upload a screen shot of that driver link and something went wrong. text showed up and then deleted my message, but here's what it said: Windows 10 Repair Tool© - (Highly Recommended)
    Fix, Clean, & Speed Up Windows 10. Download Now. techloris.com
    So?
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  6. Edwin's Avatar
    Posts : 17,040
    Windows 10
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    Johnnyallen said:
    I can't uninstall the app because it does not appear on start screen tiles or list. going to settings>default apps doesn't do anything either.
    I tried command prompt and entered this:
    PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command "& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *Photos*).InstallLocation + '\AppxManifest.xml' ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}"
    I got an error message something like "cannot convert" etc.
    I also tried to upload a screen shot of that driver link and something went wrong. text showed up and then deleted my message, but here's what it said: Windows 10 Repair Tool© - (Highly Recommended)
    Fix, Clean, & Speed Up Windows 10. Download Now. techloris.com
    So?
    In a Run box, type shell:appsfolder > Enter,

    if Photos resides in there, maybe you'd be able to Pin it to Start...

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  7. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,843
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #7

    I got an error message something like "cannot convert" etc.
    I also tried to upload a screen shot of that driver link and something went wrong. text showed up and then deleted my message, but here's what it said: Windows 10 Repair Tool© - (Highly Recommended)
    Fix, Clean, & Speed Up Windows 10. Download Now. techloris.com
    So?
    Possibly related to this:
    TechLoris | PC Problems? Solved!

    Question is, what have you downloaded and installed that's causing this prompt. If you haven't a clue where it comes from, then:

    if that's related to a startup, you can identify that doing a clean boot, checking you don't then get that prompt.
    Enable more startup programs until the prompt recurs.
    Clean boot: Simply Google "What is a clean boot" if unsure.

    If you have followed the Powershell instructions correctly and it won't uninstall, I suggest it's time for an
    in-place upgrade repair install which keeps all programs, data and most settings.

    (Tutorial available- you need an iso of the same base build and language as your existing Windows installation).

    Screenshot:
    a. Create a jpg file - a picture of the region of the screen using either the built-in Windows snipping tool or one of the many free screen capture tools.
    b. If all else fails, take a photo of it
    c. Upload using the Insert Image icon above your post.

    Tutorial available.
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