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    Reset App in Windows 10

    How to Reset an App in Windows 10
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    13 Sep 2017
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    How to Reset an App in Windows 10

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

    This is useful if an app gets into a bad state and you want to delete its data and start over.

    This tutorial will show you how to reset an app that's in a bad state to delete its data and start over for your account in Windows 10.

    Here's How:

    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)

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    3. Click/tap on the Reset button under Storage usage and app reset. (see screenshot below)

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

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    5. You will now see a check mark indicating the app has been reset. (see screenshot below)

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

    That's it,

  1. Posts : 16,498
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       22 Apr 2016 #1

    Kind of like "Change" option in Programs & Features.
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  2.    18 Jun 2016 #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.


    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.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       18 Jun 2016 #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.    18 Jun 2016 #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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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       18 Jun 2016 #5

    Please let us know how it went.
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  6.    18 Jun 2016 #6

    Assuming I did it right 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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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       18 Jun 2016 #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.    18 Jun 2016 #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. Posts : 23,656
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       18 Jun 2016 #9

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