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    Reset App in Windows 10

    How to Reset an App in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Apps & Features
    22 Apr 2021
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Reset an App in Windows 10


    Starting with Windows 10 build 14328, you can now reset a default Windows app included with Windows 10 from Settings if the app gets into a bad state.

    The Reset feature allows you to either try to repair (if supported) an app, or to reset the app to default.

    If you reset an app, the app's data will be deleted.

    If the app supports repair, the app's data will not be affected.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 20175, you can now reset your UWP apps via PowerShell.

    This tutorial will show you how to repair or reset an app that is in a bad state to fix it for your account in Windows 10.


    Contents







    OPTION ONE

    To Reset UWP Apps in Settings


    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Apps icon.

    2 Click/tap on Apps & features on the left side, click/tap on the app (ex: Get Started) you want to reset, and click/tap on the Advanced options link. (see screenshot below)

    Reset App in Windows 10-reset_app-1.jpg

    3 If the app supports Repair, you can click/tap on Repair to try and fix the app without having to reset it, and go to step 6. (see screenshot below)

    Reset App in Windows 10-repair_app.png

    4 If you want to reset the app, click/tap on the Reset button under the Reset section. (see screenshot below)

    Reset App in Windows 10-reset_app-2.jpg

    5 Click/tap on Reset to confirm. (see screenshot below)

    Reset App in Windows 10-reset_app-3.jpg

    6 You will now see a check mark next to the Repair or Reset button indicating the app has been repaired or reset. (see screenshot below)

    If you used Repair and the app is still not working properly, then you can go to step 4 to reset the app.

    Reset App in Windows 10-reset_app-4.jpg

    7 When you are finished, you can close Settings if you like.






    OPTION TWO

    To Reset Specific Listed UWP Apps in PowerShell


    This option is only available in Windows 10 build 20175 and higher.


    1 Open Windows PowerShell.

    2 Copy and paste the command below for the app you want to uninstall into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    (To reset 3D Builder app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.3dbuilder* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset 3D Viewer app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft3DViewer* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Alarms & Clock app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.WindowsAlarms* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Calculator app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.WindowsCalculator* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Calendar and Mail app)
    Get-AppxPackage *microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Camera app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.WindowsCamera* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Cortana app in Windows 10 version 2004 and higher)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.549981C3F5F10* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Feedback Hub app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Game bar app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.XboxGameOverlay* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Get Help app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.GetHelp* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Get Started or Tips (build 1703) app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.Getstarted* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Groove Music app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.ZuneMusic* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Mail and Calendar app)
    Get-AppxPackage *microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Maps app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.WindowsMaps* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Microsoft Edge Stable app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Microsoft Edge Beta app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge.Beta* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Microsoft Edge Canary app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge.Canary* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Microsoft Edge Dev app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.MicrosoftEdgeDevToolsClient* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Microsoft News app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.BingNews* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Microsoft Solitaire Collection app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Microsoft Store app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.WindowsStore* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Microsoft To-Do app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Todos* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Microsoft Whiteboard app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.Whiteboard* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Mixed Reality Portal app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.MixedReality.Portal* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Mobile Plans app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.OneConnect* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Movies & TV app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.ZuneVideo* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Netflix app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Netflix* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Notepad app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.WindowsNotepad* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Office app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset OneNote app)
    Get-AppxPackage *OneNote* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Paint 3D app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.MSPaint* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset People app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.People* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Photos app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.Windows.Photos* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Remote Desktop app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.RemoteDesktop* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Scan app)
    Get-AppxPackage *WindowsScan* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Settings app)
    Get-AppxPackage *windows.immersivecontrolpanel* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Skype app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.SkypeApp* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Snip & Sketch app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.ScreenSketch* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Sticky Notes app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Sway app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Office.Sway* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Tips app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.Getstarted* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Twitter app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Twitter* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Voice Recorder app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Weather app from)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.BingWeather* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Windows Security app from)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.Windows.SecHealthUI* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Xbox Console Companion app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.XboxApp* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Xbox One SmartGlass app)
    Get-AppxPackage *XboxOneSmartGlass* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Xbox Game Speech Window app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.XboxSpeechToTextOverlay* | Reset-AppxPackage


    (To reset Your Phone app)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.YourPhone* | Reset-AppxPackage

    3 When finished, you can close PowerShell if you like.[/B]






    OPTION THREE

    To Reset Specific UWP Apps in PowerShell


    This option is only available in Windows 10 build 20175 and higher.


    1 Open Windows PowerShell.

    2 Copy and paste the command below for what you want into PowerShell, and press Enter to see a list of all installed UWP apps for the current user account. (see screenshot below)

    (outputs to text file on your desktop)
    Get-AppxPackage | Select Name >"$env:userprofile\Desktop\Apps_List.txt"

    OR

    (outputs inside PowerShell)
    Get-AppxPackage | Select Name

    3 Scroll through the list of installed UWP apps, and look for the Name (ex: "Microsoft.WindowsCalculator") of the app (ex: "Calculator") you want to reset. (see screenshots below)

    Reset App in Windows 10-reset_app_powershell-1.png Reset App in Windows 10-reset_app_powershell-2.png

    4 Type the command below in PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    Get-AppxPackage *UWP app name* | Reset-AppxPackage

    Substitute UWP app name in the command above with the app's actual Name like below from step 2 above.

    For example: Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.WindowsCalculator* | Reset-AppxPackage

    Reset App in Windows 10-reset_app_powershell-3.png

    5 Repeat step 3 above if you wanted to reset another app.

    6 When finished, you can close PowerShell if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Cliff S's Avatar
    Posts : 25,651
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #1

    Kind of like "Change" option in Programs & Features.
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  2. Kbird's Avatar
    Posts : 2,202
    Win10 202H
       #2

    I guess this doesn't work in Win10 .420 .....

    Since the Windows Updates earlier this week , I can no longer access the Store or the People App , the Store Troubleshooter ,said it was cos UAC was disabled but re-enabling didn't change anything , neither has the .bat from the other Thread on re-registering the Store though it's activity changed, I now get a spinning circle then nothing ,whereas before it opened a window briefly and then closed , same as the People App is still doing.

    Thanks.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html

    I saw this too but don't want to reinstall All Apps ,as I don't want to have to setup Mail again after being forced to use it as WLM is closing / not syncing soon.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...ws-8-10-a.html
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  3. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,898
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21376
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Hello kbird,

    No worries. Using the tutorial to reinstall and re-register all apps will not delete any app data. It only acts as a nondestructive repair install for them. :)
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  4. Kbird's Avatar
    Posts : 2,202
    Win10 202H
       #4

    Ok Thanks Brink , I haven't seen other Reports of this yet , so I am guessing it is system specific , I had hope M$ would issue an update and it would be fixed.
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  5. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,898
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21376
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Please let us know how it went.
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  6. Kbird's Avatar
    Posts : 2,202
    Win10 202H
       #6

    Assuming I did it right .....it didn't help , People still opens briefly and disappears and with the Store ,it's still a spinning icon, for maybe 10-15 secs then it disappears, the desktop ,then refreshes itself (seems to blink) and that's it...


    I use the elevated powershell incase all users were effected? 1st run there was no red items , so I ran it again and saw 1-2 red items I think but still no Store , so I rebooted just in case but still No Store or People.
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  7. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,898
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21376
    Thread Starter
       #7

    If you like, you could do a repair install to fix this without losing anything. :)

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  8. Kbird's Avatar
    Posts : 2,202
    Win10 202H
       #8

    I thought you might say that :)


    I may try it if it becomes more of a problem this week...
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  9. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,898
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21376
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Yeah, it's a last resort fix, but it usually works to avoid a clean install.
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