Windows 10 apps do not show in App history of Task Manager [Fix]

The App history tab, which is part of the Task Manager app in Windows 10, is designed to show statistics for Modern apps that you use. It shows the CPU time of apps (which apps keep the CPU busy for the most amount of time), the amount of data each app has downloaded or uploaded, or consumed for showing live tiles, including the data consumption over a metered network and a non-metered one. However, sometimes the App history stops working and you may not figure out why. If you are not able to see your app usage history in the Windows 10 Task Manager, then you can try the fix described below.

Fix Windows 10 apps do not show in App history of Task Manager

  1. Open the Task Manager app and switch to the App history tab.
  2. Click the Delete usage history link.

    The app history will be purged and all columns will show only zeros.

  3. Now open an elevated command prompt.
  4. Type the following:
    sfc /scannow

    This command will fix all possible issues with system files.

  5. Reboot Windows 10.

After restarting Windows, the App history tab should show the proper information about app usage.

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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.

One thought on “Windows 10 apps do not show in App history of Task Manager [Fix]”

  1. More relevant would be how to disable or hide the “App history” tab altogether. I never use any of these apps, except perhaps inadvertently,nor am I ever interested in these statistics.

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