Windows 10: Windows Apps not working

  1.    05 Nov 2015 #1

    Windows Apps not working

    Since a week, I have trouble with Windows Photos and Windows Maps Apps. It seems that the calling link is broken.Click image for larger version. 

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    Icon of Photos Apps calls "Microsoft.Windows.Photos_15.1026.13580.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbw" but program name in WindowsApps directory is "Microsoft.Windows.Photos_15.1001.16470.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe".
    I have tried to restore a previous state and to delete Photos Apps with Powershell but it doesn't work.
    Thanks for anyone who could help me to solve this problem.
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       05 Nov 2015 #2

    Try this in a elevated/Administrator Powershell:
    Add-AppxPackage -register "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.Windows.Photos_15.1026.13580.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\appxmanifest.xml" -DisableDevelopmentMode
    Add-AppxPackage -register "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsMaps_4.1510.2941.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\appxmanifest.xml" -DisableDevelopmentMode
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  3.    06 Nov 2015 #3

    to Almighty1

    Thanks for your reply!
    Unfortunetly, it doesn't work. It tolds me that directory "... Photos_15_1026..." doesn't exist.
    I have tried to change with my directory reference "... Photos_15_1001..." but it tolds me that upper version is already installed
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  4. Almighty1's Avatar
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       06 Nov 2015 #4

    Take a look in C:\Program Files\WindowsApps to find out what the version # is, always use the largest number if there is more than one.
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  5.    06 Nov 2015 #5

    In C:\Program Files\WindowsApps, upper version is ... Photos_15_1001... but icon link is ... Photos_15_1026...
    In fact, I've noticed that this problem happens after a system restoration. System files are certainly not completly restored.
    Lot of people seems to have this problem. I hope that Microsoft will correct very soon
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  6. Almighty1's Avatar
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       06 Nov 2015 #6

    Yeah, when you system restore, it will delete anything after the restore point's date making it non-existent, I can get you 1026 if you want and you can try it and see what happens as all you need to do is extract to C:\Program Files\WindowsApps which you can download at the link below, make sure you click the "Download" button which shows the filesize a few times as the first time usually doesn't work...

    For Windows Photo

    Let me know if this works and if it does, we can then try the other app.
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  7.    07 Nov 2015 #7

    Hi Almighty1
    Thank you for your help. After loading your program, I had a hope because I was told to go to Windows Store to repair the apps. After repair, name under icon was corrected. Unfortunatly, there is still a problem with the register.
    Before loading your program, I called Microsoft support. After taking control of my PC during 20 minutes. I was told that my session was corrupted and to create a new one. That's not really the answer I was waiting for.
    I will continue to search for correcting this problem. If I find a solution, I will let you know
    Have a good week-end
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  8. Almighty1's Avatar
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       07 Nov 2015 #8

    Hopefully you'll find a solution!
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