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Questions tagged [windows-store-app]

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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Bypass “App blocked due to company policy” in Windows 10 Store

I've got a new PC with Windows 10 from my work in which I have a local user account as Administrator. I'm trying to install some apps through the Windows 10 Store but I get the message shown in the ...
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How to uninstall whatsapp from microsoft appstore?

I can't find it in uninstall program. I installed it from Microsoft Store. Does app from windows store app have different way to uninstall. There is no whatsapp in uninstall program Even though it'...
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Disabling the Microsoft Windows 10 Windows Store

How can one safely disable - or preferably uninstall - the Microsoft Windows 10 "Windows Store" that came preinstalled on my system? I have little or no use for the 370 files in 102 folders that are ...
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how to add a magnet link to a bittorrent client on a surface 3 tablet?

On a non-pro Surface 3, how to configure the browser so that magnet links are downloaded with a free bittorrent client app available through the store, such as torrent rt free plus (which, seemingly, ...
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WindowsApps folder says permissions are corrupted and need to be deleted, is this normal or critical?

This is for principle: Users, other principles dont show this message. After being unable to launch Forza without it crashing, and did everything suggested but nothing worked, I went to WindowsApps ...
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How to stop taskbar from popping up on FullScreen games in Windows 10?

Just like this: ReCore game. It's on fullscreen but when I move the mouse to bottom the taskbar will show up like in the picture. Or when I move the mouse to the top another bar shows up. How do I ...
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Windows: Where is executable file of app that installed from Store

I installed an app from Windows Store. Now I want to pass its path (location) to another app (like Run window) to run it in response to an event: But it doesn't exist in Program Files or Program ...
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Remote Desktop Store app credentials are not fetched from credential manager

Recently I installed new RDP Store app v10.1.1060.0 and noticed that I should add all connections and their credentials to the app from scratch. Despite I have all RDP credentials saved in credential ...
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Windows 10 taskbar doesn't show number of messages received by Skype App

I am using Windows 10, and the Skype App that came with it. (Not Skype for Business.) I have its icon in the taskbar. But when I get a message, the taskbar icon doesn't change to show me that I ...
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How to disable Windows 10 calendar?

I use Outlook (connected to an on prem Exchange server) for my mail and calendar needs. Out of sheer curiosity, I configured the built-in Windows 10 Calendar app to synchronize with my Exchange ...
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How to Always run Windows Store App as Administrator

Is there a way to modify a Store App launcher to always run as administrator? Specifically, I'm trying to launch Ubuntu 18.04 (WSL) as an administrator by default. I can right-click and "run as ...
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How to access Adobe Document Cloud from Adobe Reader Touch

On a surface 3 running Windows 10, I've installed Adobe Reader Touch but am not seeing an option to login. The functionality I want is to: 1.) view PDF's 2.) access to Adobe Cloud Drive which ...
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How to remove/purge/wipe/clean/clear a Windows 10 app

I want to remove an app from Windows 10 Professional x64. The app was installed via Microsoft Store. By saying "remove" I don't mean Remove-AppxPackage as this command obviously does not remove the ...
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Windows 10 fails to upgrade from Home to Pro edition [duplicate]

I have a legitimate Windows 10 key, which I got from Microsoft Imagine as part of being a student at my school. I have previously used the key 1 time on another computer of mine and successfully ...
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Make localhost server exempt from UWP app network isolation?

By default, UWP apps cannot access network resources on the same machine. This restriction can be lifted per app using the CheckNetIsolation.exe utility. This is described in many places around the ...
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How do I fix Windows 10 apps from launching the store instead of the actual app?

I've got a few Windows 10 applications (Instagram, Flipboard, Kali Linux, etc,.) that after launching from the start menu instead of launching the actual app instead launches the windows store app and ...
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Can I turn updates on/off for one specific app in the Micorsoft Store?

In the Microsoft Store, I have Settings > App updates > Update apps automatically turned on. But there's one app I'd like to only update manually. (Alternately, I could turn the global option ...
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Accessing Ubuntu data (like “/etc”) from Windows

I'm using Ubuntu from the Windows Store. When I use a terminal command like "find", I see that it also lists files from my Windows drive. So Ubuntu can access the Windows file system which is ...
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How do I get Microsoft Store to allow me to download new apps again? [duplicate]

I have this problem as outlined in the following video: Click here to play video on youtube Additionally here are my PC specs, click here to view. Basically it would seem after the most recent ...
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Cannot install anything from Microsoft store on Windows 10

I have a weird problem with my Windows 10 Pro setup. I want to install Ubuntu bash from the Microsoft store but whenever I click on get/install in the store nothing happens. Working message briefly ...
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How to uninstall an app from Microsoft Store (e.g. Instagram)

I want to uninstall the Instagram metro app. How can I do this? In appwiz.cpl it is not listed. I know how to display all metro apps but not how to uninstall.
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Side Load Windows Store Apps when Windows Store Blocked by Group Policy

Group Policy blocks the Windows Store from opening. I have admin rights to my machine. Is there a way to download the app on another computer and then side-load it?
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Stop a certain Windows Store app from updating

Is there a way to keep a certain Windows Store app from being updated while all others are kept up to date? Or is there a way to save a backup of the current version and launch it somehow, even after ...
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Reset / Reinstall “App installer”

On my Windows 10 Pro machine (1709), double-clicking an .appxbundle will start the App Installer but directly show the following error message: The Apps event log shows the following entry: ...
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Change Windows 10 File Explorer “Edit” context menu action for images to “Windows Store version” of Paint.net?

I know how to use RegEdit to change Windows 10 File Explorer "Edit" context menu action for images to any image editors like Paint.net. But I have no idea about how to change it to Windows Store ...
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Keep using Microsoft Reader after it has been discontinued

As of today (16/02/2018) Microsoft has apparently discontinued the Microsoft Reader app. Per this article After updating to the latest version of the Reader App, users will be getting a ...
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Install application from Microsoft store by powershell

I want to install any application from Microsoft store just by running script. I've been trying to find any information in the Internet but unsuccessfully. I was wandering about possibility similar ...
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Microsoft Store and other apps such as Calc and Photos won't launch after Windows' update

After an update, Microsoft Store and several other apps such as Photos and Calculator stopped working. Clicking on them would open a window's frame for a split second, then immediately disappear ...
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Unable to install Windows Store apps

I'm unable to install any apps from the Windows Store. When installing apps I am just presented with the following error: Code: 0x80070005 I so far have tried all the fixes listed in the link below ...
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UWP icons are missing

I noticed that Micrsoft Edge was missing the taskbar icon, and then noticed all UWP apps are missing their icons. You can see this clearly in this screenshot of the lock screen settings: Things tried:...
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Windows Store icon is showing a cryptic string on hover and won't open

I just finished updating my Windows 10 installation. However, curiously, when I hover on the Windows Store icon on the start menu bar, I get the following cryptic string: Clicking on the button ...
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Can I run Windows app packages with batch scripts?

I've been experimenting with Microsoft's app package format, and I want to see if it is possible to run these apps outside of the app container with batch scripts. Some of the research I've done has ...
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In Windows Store, game size is 1.9GB, but download continues after 2.3GB

I have a paid internet connection (daily limit: 1GB). To download the game Modern Combat Versus from Windows Store, I therefore paused the download a couple of times. Now, when I resume, the download ...
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“Show All” (and more) not wokring in the Microsoft Store App

When searching for an app on the MS Store, I'm presented with "Games", "Apps", etc. To the far right of the "Apps" there's a "Show All" button. This used to work. But now on the Fall's Creators ...
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Restore/reinstall deleted WindowsStore app in Windows 10

Yesterday I updated Windows to 1709 and now I can't install WSL without WindowsStore, so I'm looking for a way to restore or reinstall the deleted WindoiwsStore app. WindowsStore app was deleted ...
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How can I install Windows 10 store Apps offline

Now my question is: how can I install Windows 10 Apps offline, under the following conditions: The apps aren't published by Microsoft, because some of them were installed offline successfully, e.g (...
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Is it possible to “Inspect” a UWP windows app

I have a UWP App i am working on made with Angular, HTML & css, but developing it is tricky. With usual web dev you can press F12 in your browser (or ctrl-shift-j) to open the console window, and ...
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Windows 10 Dutch with English apps

I've been running into translation errors from Dutch to English, so I've been trying to set apps like Windows store, Spotify, Registry editor and that group policy thing and the program that drove me ...
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Why do I have to re-download Windows store apps after every reboot?

I've got a couple of free apps from the Window store on one machine (I've never used the Windows store on any other machine), but have noticed something very annoying. The apps will run fine after ...
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WIndows subsystem for Linux 'Get' button is disabled

I am trying to install Ubuntu on windows using Windows subsystem for linux, but on store the button is grey, how can I enable it?
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Windows 10 apps name changed and won't run

When I type in the name of windows apps like Store or Camera in the start menu this is what comes up, And when I run it, it won't open. I have tried many tutorial online, including running wsreset....
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Where does the Windows 10 Photos app store its catalog files?

Where does the Microsoft Photos app store its metadata, such as album contents? I'd like to synchronize these files between two machines so both can access the "same" photo library. (The photos are ...
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Windows 10 - remove account from windows store sign in list

I signed in to my account in the Windows Store app on a friend's computer. Now when I click the "Sign in" option, it still has my account listed under "Use this account". I would like to remove my ...
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How can I list all apps installed from Microsoft Store?

How can I find which of my apps are installed from Microsoft Store (or present in Microsoft Store)? I can search for an individual application by name in the Store app, and check for "This product is ...
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In the new Windows 10 S will I be able to create and run my own programs without putting them in the Windows Store?

I read someplace that (I guess for security reasons) the new Windows 10 S will only run programs that are from the Windows Store. I like to write my own programs. Will they not run unless I put them ...
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Portable Windows Store Applications

I like to run portable applications as much as possible, so whenever I can, I either download a portable version of an application, or if none is available, I install it, duplicate it somewhere else, ...
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Windows Firewall is blocking downloads from Windows Store

I am trying to re-install Forza Horizon 3 that I purchased from Windows Store since. I tried to play game today and it told me there is an update that I should install and re-directed me to Windows ...
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Win 10 Store 0x80070057

I am trying to download apps like Messenger or Feedback Hub for example but Windows Store returns following message: "Try Again. An error occurred. The error code is 0x80070057, in case you need it.". ...
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How to download an app from the window 10 store to sideload

I'd like to download a Windows 10 store app to sideload onto a Windows 10 PC that's not on the internet. I have sideloading enabled on the Windows 10 PC that's not on the internet. Is it possible to ...
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How can I open/close Windows Store without the Task Bar in Windows 10

How can I get Windows Store app to open or close when the Windows 10 taskbar is hidden or killed. When this is the case (taskbar hidden), I am unable to find a way to allow an account to open the ...