1.    22 Jan 2016 #1
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    Accidentally deleted Windows Store


    As part of a malware hunt, I deleted Windows Store, Photo opener, and God knows what else. I knoooow. I'm Stupid. Any way I can recover them without a system reset?
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  2.    22 Jan 2016 #2
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    Hello ACRItoast Welcome to the Ten Forums!

    The first place you may want to look would be in the Start menu>Universal Applications there where you would scroll down the list of options until you find the "Store" item which is the MS online store link. But that would also require Stardock's Start menu 10 being a 3rd party addon with it's own rearrangement of things. If a system restore point was available before the time you saw those items lost it might see them restored while the likelihood of needing at least an upgrade type install to repair the present 10 install would be an option before either the Reset or full clean install route was taken.

    A Bing web search on the other hand can see book marks saved being a much easier solution! I just "Binged it" for you! Microsoft Store Official Site - Free Shipping, Free Returns

    As for Photo Opener many prefer to see the original Photo Viewer option restored on 10. Windows Photo Viewer - Restore in Windows 10

    The rest being quite a list however would start off with options like Get Office or Get Skype which would bring you to the MS store anyways. The Windows Live Essentials Mail 2012 not the MS Security Essentials as often those will get confused is what many prefer to use over the new Mail app. A link on the page there brings you right back to the Windows store that sees a good number of free as well as several paid for apps. The 2012 mail package also includes the Windows Movie Maker and a few other options rolled up together.

    It's a little hard however to pin down a particular folder location for all of the items that come prepackaged with 10 however since those tend to be hyperlinks or direct shortcuts for either setting up or downloading things. You might want to conside changing your system protections as well since you might simply end up losing them all over again if you are able to get most back manually!
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  3.    23 Jan 2016 #3
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    I unwisely uninstalled store once too, and the only remedy is to repair install. Do you have a an ISO?
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
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  4.    23 Jan 2016 #4
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    Thanks! Cliff S for posting the link there. I also suggested that an earlier restore point could be tried but would doubt that would replace anything as far as those "extras" 10 comes with. Those were simply tossed in intentionally as such by MS since 10 is being offered as a free upgrade to further entice people into the other products found at the MS store there. Besides 10 coming out the biggest deal for MS as of lately has been opening up a chain of physical walk in MS stores including the metropolitan NYC!
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  5.    23 Jan 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
    Thanks! Cliff S for posting the link there. I also suggested that an earlier restore point could be tried but would doubt that would replace anything as far as those "extras" 10 comes with. Those were simply tossed in intentionally as such by MS since 10 is being offered as a free upgrade to further entice people into the other products found at the MS store there. Besides 10 coming out the biggest deal for MS as of lately has been opening up a chain of physical walk in MS stores including the metropolitan NYC!
    Until I can delete uninstalled & unwanted apps from my Store history(which looks like will never happen, as this user wish has been around since the beginning of windows 8), I refuse to get any more Universal Apps or other Store products.
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  6.    23 Jan 2016 #6
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    The only thing I can get but can also find elsewhere of interest at the MS store would be VLC for one I go direct to the home site for since 10 without the Windows DVD Player lacks support for that in the stripped down form of WMP. I also found the free DVDFab 9 Player best used for video files which include video recordings and captures of video feed while not actually too good for playing dvd movies as the name implies!

    The Get Office and Get Skype options seen however remind me of how the Linux Mint Debian not Linux Mint distro is saturated with options to download and install some 200 apps while all those of course are open source. Likewise MS has taken notice in order to promote it's own softwares by way of the online store. The freebies of course are tossed in a further incentive to upgrade to 10.

    But getting back to the OP's original question it comes down to the two options of either seeing the inplace upgrade install to replace what went missing or see a full clean install take place which likely wouldn't be favorable just to get the Get this or that links back.
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  7.    23 Jan 2016 #7
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    See post 28 of this thread Microsoft Apps suddenly broken

    You should be able to download the files for the Store app and recover without needing a repair install.
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  8.    23 Jan 2016 #8
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    I went a bit further then the thread seen there directly to the techtantri site's page and caught something of interest if it actually that is.
    Note: SFC /SCANNOW Command can fix corrupted or deleted System App files as it is part of Windows System Files
    Step 1 mentions using the System Restore option already suggested earlier before any upgrade to repair or clean install was to take place. Step 2 involves working with the local packages under your user account. And Step 3 provides a PowerShell command you could enter. Those along with Steps 4-8 plus a 32bit and 64bit download links are seen on the page referred to at Windows 10 apps not working - Download apps folder - All things technical - tips tricks

    Step #9 is even better since 10 is already on the VM Workstation 12 Player on the 7 side of the dual boot here for simply copying the files needed from VM to physical install!

    Step 9

    Restart the Computer to complete the process. The issues with Windows 10 Apps not working would be a thing of the past.
    All your Windows Apps should be up and running by now!
    Note: Once the Windows 10 Apps start working, it updates itself to the latest versions automatically.
    The workaround of renaming the version number has drawbacks.
    I will be updating this post with another solid approach during the weekend. (17 January)
    This Post was Updated on 20th January 2016 to include Step 8b & Step 8c
    If you face any problems or have queries
    Please post your comments here and I would get back ASAP.
    You can also reach me at support(at)techtantri.com
    If you have reservations on downloading the files from here, you can either copy it from another computer.
    OR
    Install a copy of Windows 10 in VMware Workstation 12 Player and then copy the files from it.
    VMware Player can be installed within your existing operating system, just like a media player.
    The copy of Windows 10 you install will then run in a virtual environment as a guest.

    Last edited by Night Hawk; 23 Jan 2016 at 23:19. Reason: additional information added
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