A Windows Store app is a program distributed through Microsoft's Windows Store. They are only available for Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Phones, and Windows 10. They usually must conform to certain appearance and functional standards set by Microsoft.

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Why do photos I imported using Windows 10 Phone Companion have much lower resolution?

I've been using phone companion to transfer photos and videos from my android cell phone. Everything seemed to be going fine but I'm looking at some photos again and they're at a much smaller ...
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Decided to hide Windows Store app; can't manage to have it back now [duplicate]

I recently decided to hide some pre-installed Windows 10 apps on my tablet. My bad, I also accidentally proceeded in compiling an unwanted line on PowerShell: the one hiding the Windows Store, as it ...
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Windows 10 Apps Dissapear from Start Menu

I recently "upgraded" to Windows 10. I have been pretty happy with my experience, but about a month after upgrading, all the apps I installed from the Store disappeared from the Start menu. All the ...
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How to store a file locally from Windows App?

I tried the Windows universal app version of "Squid" running on Windows 10 (Desktop) and I want to store notes locally. There is only a "share" option called "mail". Is there any way to store content ...
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Is there a way to uninstall a SPECIFIC provisioned app for all user accounts in Windows 10 using PowerShell?

So I looked up on the web and found PowerShell commands to uninstall: All Windows Store apps using PowerShell for all users A specific app using PowerShell for current user All apps for current user ...
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remove-AppxProvisionedPackage Windows 10

Hi I need to reinstall the Microsoft Photos app. I already executed this two lines: get-appxpackage -Name *Photos* | Remove-AppxPackage remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -packageName Microsoft.Windows....
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Windows Store not working

I performed a clean install of Windows 10 and now the Store does not load. The window appears but it just remains blank and sometimes shows the following message: I have tried running wreset.exe and ...
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Store/metro app to start up when windows start up on Windows 10

So some time back I figured out how to start a metro/store app when windows 10 started up. This was specifically for facebook. I used a link on the internet but forgot to save that link and now ...
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Cannot set a Windows 10 Store App as default program to open a file

Usually, right clicking on a file, selecting "Open with" followed by "Choose another app..." brings up the following menu which also includes installed apps, so that one may be set as the default ...
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Windows Store won't launch

On my Windows 10 machine (with latest updates), when I login with my user, search for 'Store' and click on the 'Store' result. It does nothing. Start bar doesn't even close, nothing. When I login ...
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Clear app data in Windows 10 like you do in Android

In Android I can go to my applications and choose to wipe the application data, to reset the app. I'm using Windows 10 on desktop and I installed a game from the store, which I would like to reset my ...
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Windows store apps not open

My windows 10 modern apps like store , weather , photos wont open i mean when click on them nothing will happen but rest of apps works fine. before this i had problem with opening and close apps by ...
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None of the Windows Store apps show up in application list

I'm using Windows 10 Insider Preview, build 14291. There are random freezes on this build, during one of those freezes, I restarted my pc as usual but when I restarted, it opened up in a "temporary ...
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Deleted WindowsApps folder, how to reinstall apps

Several of my Windows Store Apps (Photos, Contacts, and Weather) were badly broken on my computer so I tried a lot to make them work again. They didn't start and the event log recorded "Illegal remote ...
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directly execute windows store app

I know the apps downloaded from the windows app store live under C:\Users\username\Program Files\WindowsApps\... but once you get here and find what would execute the app store application you'll get ...
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Prevent “new app for this file type” notification

I'm on Windows 10 and I'm working in Visual Studio 2013 to make a metro/windows-store app. The app that I'm making is set to allow permissions to use certain file types (like .png, .bmp, .txt etc). I ...
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Windows 10 start menu - official apps showing as blank buttons

Like many others I've run into the "taskbar stops working" issue. And, while that issue is still not fixed, during an attempt to fix the problem - more stuff got broken. I've run the following ...
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Is there a way to install an old version of a Windows (Universal) application?

Netflix recently updated their app in the Windows Store and, because they're updating to a new development infrastructure, there are some features missing. The previous version is much better. I'd ...
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Why does PowerPoint uploads files to Microsoft?

Okay, so I use PowerPoint Mobile (the store app), and it shows this whenever I open a .ppt (pre-2007 PowerPoint) file. It doesn't happen with newer .pptx formats. Also, it doesn't sometimes feel ...
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windows 10 reset without uninstall desktop apps

My windows store app and other store apps broken. I'm already trying Add-AppxPackage command. But following error occurred. I'm also trying WSReset.exe. But this windows appear. How to fix ...
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Replace app package on Windows 10

I recently updated to Windows 10 Home Build 10586. Some built-in apps, however, appear to have been corrupted. One example being MSN News: I have uninstalled and re-installed these apps several ...
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using proxy with native windows 10 apps twitter and facebook

I live in a very very good country that twitter and facebook and many more websites has been banned by government , by the way I want to use native apps from windows 10 (store apps) of those social ...
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Running a Windows 10 Store app via a background script and waiting until the app is closed

this is my first question on SuperUser, please don't mind any mistakes!.. OS: Windows 10 ent x64 let's say I want to run Groove Music app using a script ( be it batch , VBScript or Powershell ) , ...
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Why do desktop applications look so bad compared to store apps on windows 10? [duplicate]

I recently bought a Windows 10 tablet and noticed something very weird: while preinstalled apps and store apps look pretty and sharp, desktop programs, old ones specifically, look blurred and ugly. ...
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Windows 10 store error when Starting Download

Recently installed Windows 10 and am unable to install apps from the Windows Store. When I click "Install" on a game or application, "Starting download" is shown. After a few seconds, I get error code ...
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Win10 Film and TV App does not search for additional content

Windows 10 has a Film and TV app on the start menu. It has three main categories Films, TV, Videos, with the first two being store based. Within settings there is the option to Choose we look for ...
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How to disable the alarm sound in the default Windows 10 timer app

This question is about the Windows 10 default Alarm & Clock app. I'm currently trying to set up a timer so that (for example) after 10 minutes, I get a notification saying something like "time's ...
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Windows Update secretly installed Windows Store app

This folder, filled with 25 .3mf files, showed up suddenly and without my consent: According to file/folder properties, the folder and its files were created on 16 September 2015: The file ...
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Windows 10 Metro Apps Close Immediately

Apparently out of the blue, I can't run any metro apps. They open, then close after a few seconds. I tried the fix here but it didn't work. I rarely use metro apps, so I'm not sure when it started. Is ...
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How do I know how big a Windows app download will be?

I've just got a Windows 8.1 laptop (today) so it wants to download some app updates. I'm used to the Android (phone) and Apple (iPad) app stores telling you beforehand how big the downloads will be. ...
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How to install a Windows Store app properly using powershell?

I have tried to install Windows Store App using PS command: Add-AppxPackage -register "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.9.9.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml" -...
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Windows 10 Problems: Applications don't show in Volume Mixer

So I just upgraded to Windows 10 from the Windows 8.1 ... and I noticed that the Volume Mixer just turns up and down for everything in general. I want to be able to turn down Chrome's sound and Skype'...
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Cannot open most of pre-installed apps (include App Store) in Windows 10

I've just upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 However, I cannot open App Store and most of pre-installed apps. You can see in the photo below, they're grey. If I click on it, for example, ...
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When uninstalling apps installed via Windows Store, how do I make sure none of its leftover files or folders remain?

Back on Windows 7, I could use software such as Revo Uninstaller which will scan my system for leftover files and folders that may be related to the uninstalled program. On Windows 10 modern apps, how ...
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Unable to launch some Windows 10 apps

I am unable to launch some apps in Windows 10. They never did launch in my account on my PC that I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10, although they do work fine on another account on my PC that is ...
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Using other types of controllers with windows store apps and games which only support Xbox controller

As I know there is a way to virtually convert almost any type of controller to an Xbox 360 controller by using this software: x360ce As in it's website is stated I should copy and past all the x360ce ...
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Where does the Windows 8 Dropbox App store its files?

Where does the Windows 8 Dropbox App store its files? I mean the user files, not the program files. I want an answer for the App, not the desktop version.
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Windows 10 apps and CPU usage

I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, and the apps executable files are lining up in my CPU and causing a lot of lag. I keep having to close down my computer and restart it to clear things, and ...
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Windows 10 - Xbox App doesn't start

I've done an upgrade from Windows 7 and everything went smooth, but the Xbox app doesn't start. When I click on the icon, nothing pops up, not even a black window. It's like I was clicking in an empty ...
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Opening Windows store apps with script

I'm trying to open hulu plus with a script and it's not working. I was able to open netflix using start netflix:. This doesn't seem to work with Hulu. Also tried opening explorer and type Hulu plus:// ...
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Windows 10 - App store update history

My Windows 10 apps update automatically. I prefer this. Is there a way to see the history of what apps were updated, and on what dates? OR at least the most recent ones that were updated? Is there a ...
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Windows 10 Xbox games: “Let this app access your info?”

Every time I open Asphalt 8: Airborne on Windows 10 (natively a Win8 app -- an Xbox Live app, to be more precise), I get a popup message that says the following: Let this app access your info? ...
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Windows 10 apps will not start

Just upgraded my Windows 8.1 Pro (Lenovo W540 laptop) to Windows 10, everything went smoothly, all my settings and installed apps preserved and work without a hitch. The only issue is - Windows's own ...
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“New apps will save to:” option is disabled

I had heard that it is possible to install Windows 10 Store apps to a different partition than the one on which Windows is installed, so I upgraded my computer to Windows 10, clean install. In the ...
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Windows 10: Restore Windows Store App

I've been exploring ways to remove "features" included with Windows 10. One of the ways that I've been looking at is this gem: Get-AppxPackage | Select Name, PackageFullName Get-AppxPackage | Remove-...
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How do you forcefully remove apps in Windows 10?

How can I remove apps that Windows doesn't seem to allow to be uninstalled, like Xbox and Groove Music?
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Sideloading/installing windows store application

I have a windows 8.1 universal application with cpu archs specific dependencies. As i understand i can use Add-AppxProvisionedPackage to install an application without installing the certificate in ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro x64 None of the Modern UI apps work, Powershell, CMD, and wsreset returns error

So, today somehow my pc got messed up while I wasn't home, don't ask how because i don't know (maybe a windows update gone wrong, or ghosts were messing with it :) ) First it started with black scrn ...
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Xbox Labelled Apps on Windows 8.1 App store

Many games in the Windows app store are labelled Xbox. Do they work on 8.1 Windows PC ?