1. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 8
    Windows 10
       07 Sep 2015 #1

    Can apps that were deleted using Powershell be restored by resetting?


    Hi guys!

    My story is kinda crazy, but I'll try to summarize it in bullet points:
    * I was having problems with the calendar app, hence I tried removing it
    * I stumbled upon PowerShell and removed the app (along with mail)
    * I can't open Windows store afterwards
    * I tried following some restore fixes online, but to no avail
    * I downgraded to Windows 8.1 in hopes to undo my mistake
    * After reverting to 8.1, the calendar, mail, people, viber, and fresh paint app don't function anymore.
    * I am re-downloading Windows 10 to see if it could miraculously make things right again
    * If it does not change, my last resort would be to reset my PC. Hence the title of this post

    Thank you for reading! Hope to hear from ya'll soon.

    Best regards,

    Jarom
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    07 Sep 2015 #2

    I'm not sure about reset (I've not tried it but it surely should work) but I deleted the store and restored it like this:

    Copy everything Microsoft.Windows.Store*, Microsoft.VCLibs* and Microsoft.NET.Native.Runtime* from C:\Program Files\WindowsApps on another machine and then register them using using Add-AppXPackage. I used versions from a 10532 VM to reset the store on 10120 and apart from being a newer version of the store it worked fine.

    See here for more detailed steps: Restore Microsoft Store application in Windows 10 - Super User

    Alternatively you could do an in place upgrade (from 10 to 10) - that will restore your apps but leave any programs/settings you have. This may be easier if you have an ISO or USB installer for 10 - just mount it and click on setup.exe.

    See here for more details of that Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 8
    Windows 10
       08 Sep 2015 #3

    halasz said: View Post
    I'm not sure about reset (I've not tried it but it surely should work) but I deleted the store and restored it like this:

    Copy everything Microsoft.Windows.Store*, Microsoft.VCLibs* and Microsoft.NET.Native.Runtime* from C:\Program Files\WindowsApps on another machine and then register them using using Add-AppXPackage. I used versions from a 10532 VM to reset the store on 10120 and apart from being a newer version of the store it worked fine.

    See here for more detailed steps: Restore Microsoft Store application in Windows 10 - Super User

    Alternatively you could do an in place upgrade (from 10 to 10) - that will restore your apps but leave any programs/settings you have. This may be easier if you have an ISO or USB installer for 10 - just mount it and click on setup.exe.

    See here for more details of that Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
    Appreciate the suggestion! Things went back to normal when I reverted back to Windows 10. I guess it's an easier fix for a non-techie guy like me
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


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