How to re-install Windows 10 default apps

In Windows 10, it is possible to re-install default apps with a Powershell command. Once you have uninstalled some of the default apps, you might want to get them back later. In this article, we will see how it can be done.

To re-install Windows 10 default apps, do the following:

  1. Open the Start menu (press Win key on the keyboard) and type Powershell. When it comes up in the search results, right click on it and choose "Run as administrator". Or you can also press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open it as administrator. Opening PowerShell as administrator is important, otherwise, the commands you run will fail.

    windows 10 powershell run as administrator

  2. Type the following command to re-install Windows 10 default apps:
    Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
  3. Now, reboot Windows 10.
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That's it!

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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