Apps missing and cannot repair or reinstall


  1. Posts : 307
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    Apps missing and cannot repair or reinstall


    Calculator is about the only Microsoft App I use but I frequently find it missing from the list:

    Apps missing and cannot repair or reinstall-calcappproblem-0.jpg

    But it's worse on this occasion. I've previously successfully used the following (obscure) Powershell command, which restored all apps:

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

    That no longer works. Nor the more complex instructions here:
    How to re-add missing apps to the Start menu in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update | Windows Central

    When I try to run it (either from the calculator keyboard button or by typing calc.exe into the run box) I get this message:

    Apps missing and cannot repair or reinstall-calcappproblem-1.jpg

    Proceeding consistently ends up with this:

    Apps missing and cannot repair or reinstall-calcappproblem-3.jpg

    The same happens if I try to install the alternative 'Calc Pro HD Free'.

    Very frustrating!

    Terry, East Grinstead, UK
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
       #2

    Hello Terry,

    Are you able to reinstall the Calculator app from the Microsoft Store at the 2nd link below from Microsoft?

    Reinstall and Re-register Apps in Windows 10

    Get Windows Calculator | Microsoft Store
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  3. Posts : 307
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    Brink said:
    Hello Terry,

    Are you able to reinstall the Calculator app from the Microsoft Store at the 2nd link below from Microsoft?

    (I'd already tried the Settings/Reinstall/etc route.)

    Reinstall and Re-register Apps in Windows 10

    Get Windows Calculator | Microsoft Store
    Thanks, but No. In that non-alphabetic list of 600-700 free apps I eventually found two calculators, Calculator 2 and Calculator X8. Both gave exactly the same behaviour. They all appear to download, then almost install, then download again, and so on, until I give up.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    In that case, you might see if resetting the "Microsoft Store" app may allow it to successfully download and install.

    Reset App in Windows 10
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  5. Posts : 307
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    Thread Starter
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    Brink said:
    In that case, you might see if resetting the "Microsoft Store" app may allow it to successfully download and install.

    Reset App in Windows 10
    No, as I said, I’d already tried that as the obvious first step.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
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    Resetting the "Microsoft Store" app is not the same as what you mentioned in your first post.
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  7. Posts : 307
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    Brink said:
    Resetting the "Microsoft Store" app is not the same as what you mentioned in your first post.
    Sorry, you're right, I misunderstood. But unfortunately that too was unsuccessful.

    However, good news. Once again I tried that PS command - and it worked!

    I've no idea why, but some guesses:
    1. Following your Feedback Hub reset essential before the PS script would work?
    2. Last night there was another WU, taking me from 1803 17134.706 to 17134.765?
    3. I'd made a mistake in my copy/paste (from an archived 'Tips' txt file) and this time had used the one from your very useful article Reinstall and Re-register Apps in Windows 10
    4. None of the above...

    Anyway, very glad to have it back again!
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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    Great news.
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