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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How do I make inkscape the default program for .eps files?

I installed Inkscape via the Microsoft store. How do I make Inkscape the default program for .eps files? Also, how do I add Inkscape onto the list of programs that show under open with? When I ...
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Microsoft Store not working after sideloading

I sideloaded some apps and Microsoft Store stopped working. Every page I open it gives below error: Page not loaded try again later. When I refresh the page it crashes Microsoft Store and closes it. ...
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running an Windows Store Apps from command line with arguments

I have learned how I can run Windows Store apps from command line via: shell:AppsFolder!App # For example: shell:Microsoft.BingWeather_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App How can I pass command line arguments to ...
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Run MS Store Apps saved on external drive on a new PC

I have a few MS Store app/games that are stored on an external drive. I have recently moved to a new PC, and do not see a way to get them running. I saved them to the drive by opening the storage menu ...
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How to sideload language packs MSIX inside MSIXbundle?

I'm using Windows Subsystem for Android on my Windows 11 22000.318 PC. In order to root and use Google apps inside WSA, I had to sideload the app by directly extracting the saPackage_1.8.32822....
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Where's the Powershell (Core) that installed from Windows Store located?

I installed Powershell from Windows Store. I would like to use that as my terminal in VS Code, but it can't find the PS. Where's the Powershell located?
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Is it possible to get command line output from a UWP application

I know how to start a UWP (windows store) application from the command line, using C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:AppsFolder\<appid>!App But if i do that, the command line returns to the prompt ...
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Windows - Stop killing my Terminals for an update

I am using and really enjoying the WindowsTerminal. I find it to be a big improvement over conhost, and most of the alternatives. With one exception. Whenever Microsoft releases an update, the update ...
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UWP apps locked out of changing startup options

All UWP apps do not allow me to change their startup settings. In Startup Apps, the option is greyed out. In the app's settings, it's supposedly enabled by policy. This occurs with apps like Windows ...
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XBOX Game bar app incorrect VRAM usage/availability

XBOX game bar app in my windows 10 system is showing incorrect VRAM Availability and Usage for the Intel UHD 630 Integrated GPU, even though it is working fine. Task manager shows 0.3/7.9 GB as usual. ...
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How to start Snip & Sketch from command line

I would like to call Snip & Sketch with a Logitech mouse button. The Logitech app expects a path to an executable to do so. How do I do that for Snip & Sketch?
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How can I open a file in drawboard pdf via command line? (Windows Store App)

Usually you can open a file with an app by passing the file as the first command line argument programe.exe file.pdf For Apps from the Windows Store it seems like you have to use a different method. ...
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Unable to open any apps installed inside the WindowsApps folder

From one day to the next all of a sudden all the applications installed via the Microsoft store that live in the WindowsApps folder will not open. When I try opening an app from a shortcut created ...
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Windows 10 Powershell Permission denied when registering an app

I own an external HDD on which I installed a game from the Windows App store. My laptop got reset at some point and now the Windows App store wont recognize that it is installed there. I have tried to ...
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Microsoft Store can't connect to internet

I have encountered a simple yet strange problem: I can't open Microsoft Store webpages using Microsoft Store. I am in China, behind the infamous Great Firewall of China, I use a multitude of FREE ...
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updating a software in Microsoft Store using cmd

I want to automate my Microsoft store Updates or Xbox software for pc updates (Microsoft Gaming App called Xbox). SO I want to know how to do that via a command in cmd so I can give it to task ...
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Can I cheat a Windows store app that the Internet is unreachable?

I have a Windows store app which will connect to Windows store to check the license when opening. However, the checking proccess makes the application need longer time to initialize. I have read How ...
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How to downgrade a Windows 10 application

The Windows 10 Remote Desktop app (not "Remote Desktop Connection", the old terminal services client) has a bug (or perhaps a feature change) in the recent version (10.2.1234.0) that causes ...
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What does the "_8wekyb3d8bbwe" extension in Windows metro apps mean?

Metro apps in windows seem to have a special extension to their installation directory, for example the new Windows Terminal is located at C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft....
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Is it possible to share Microsoft Store apps with Child accounts?

I have bought a couple of apps in the Microsoft Store, that includes FS2020. I want my children to play as well. Do I need to buy them a separate copy or because they are added as Child in my account, ...
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Why does "Your Phone" application automatically close on Windows 10?

I keep "Your Phone" and "EasyMail for Gmail" open on my Windows 10 laptop. I periodically find that the applications are not running. So, I start them, use them and later I find ...
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Adding cutom paper size to Windows 10 Print APP

Anyone knows how to add a custom paper size in Windows 10 Print APP? I know from older windows versions that i have to go to "Devices and Printers" inside control panel, choose the printer ...
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Customize windows store app on taskbar

How can I create a custom icon for a windows store app and pin it to the taskbar? Creating a shortcut for the program (which works great for real programs) does not work for a store app. The shortcut ...
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“You own this app” in Microsoft store - Formatted device, no connected account

I formatted my laptop which had Windows 10 previously. If I go to the Microsoft Store, I see the note "You own this app" on some apps. I did indeed downloaded these specific apps on the previous ...
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Windows store not installing or updating apps

For months now, I've had a number of "Downloads and updates" in the Windows Store that kept saying "Starting download..." but never actually did anything. Today, I went through a number of online ...
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How do I rebuild an outlook profile in Microsoft Office Desktop Apps (Microsoft Store version)

I've got a corrupted Outlook profile, so it crashes on startup with an error "Cannot start Outlook. Cannot open the outlook window. The set of folders could not be opened". I want to rebuild the ...
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Is it still possible to run two Skype accounts on the new Windows App version of Skype? (Windows 10)

As documented over here: How to run two Skype accounts at the same time in Windows-10?, it used to be possible to run 2 Skype EXEs simultaneously with separate accounts. Skype got bought and re-...
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The right method to install Appx bundle application using Powershell via SCCM

Is the below method of installing and uninstalling .Appx packages correct when installing through SCCM as a Device collection. Install: Add-AppxProvisionedPackage -PackagePath "Packagepath....
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Remove older Windowsapp folder installations

I trying to find a way to get rid of some folders from old installations. Windowsapp directory create new folder for newer app versions and keep there old ones. With following command Remove-...
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How to remove the Program Files folder from a non-system drive

Sometime ago I installed a game using the "Xbox (beta)" app for Windows 10. The program asked me where to install the game. I choose the D: drive. Then the program told me to make the D: suitable for ...
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Can't run apps installed from an appx package - error 0x800704cf

When running apps that were installed with Windows's default App installer (Appx and msixbundle files), Trying to run the installed applications fails and the following error (Error 0x800704cf) ...
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How do I have Facebook installed and how can I remove it?

I was using Everything and I noticed I have a few App.dll files all at about 250mb. I checked the path and they all contain something like C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Facebook.Facebook_186.2619....
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How to force windows to install games from Store on D or other partitions?

I don't have enough space on C drive so I'd like to install programs and games from Microsoft Store on the rest of my hard drive. Selecting other partitions is grayed out. How can I fix this? I would ...
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How to create a shortcut to a UWP app?

I have a huge collection of images my windows machine cycles through for backgrounds, and sometimes I want to find out what a particular photo is of. Going to %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Themes shows ...
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Get-AppxPackage still lists a program after Remove-AppxPackage & Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage

I can successfully remove and de-provision Xbox with PowerShell like this Get-AppxPackage -Name "*XboxApp*" | Remove-AppxPackage -AllUsers Get-AppxPackage -Name "*XboxApp*" | Remove-...
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program dsa.msc for managing active directory - where can I get it from?

On a machine with windows 10, I have installed the %SystemRoot%\system32\dsa.msc program. I am not sure how I have installed it there, where I got it from, but It does a good job on having a look at ...
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How to reinstall restore Windows Store [duplicate]

A LOT OF PEOPLE ASKING HOW TO FIX OR RESTORE THE WINDOWS STORE. This is a fix I made after a lot of stuffing around, should work for people on Windows 10. Download the TakeOwnership file from ...
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Microsoft Photos App keeps crashing

Recently, I noticed the Windows 10 default photo app "Photos" crashes. It doesnt matter if I use it to open an image, or if just try to open it by double clicking the app. I finally got annoyed ...
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NTFS junction from Windows Store Gears 5 pointing to kernel device

I just installed the new Gears 5 game from Windows Store and I can't figure out where it's installed so that I whitelist it in the firewall. PS C:\Program Files\WindowsApps> Get-Item .\Microsoft....
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Error trying to uninstall universal app [duplicate]

I am trying to remove a package in windows 10 but receive the following error. I have spent some time searching on the internet but none of them have the same error as me. Please advise. PS C:\...
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Is it possible to run Windows app from another program or command line without changing WindowsApps folder settings?

I have a nodeJS script that runs through Inkscape SVG file and exports certain layers using this command: inkscape.exe "myfile.svg" -i ${id} -j -C --export-png="${outPath}" However on my new ...
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Windows Store couldn't install, "We'll retry shortly", fills hard disk with events in temp directory

I'm using Windows 10. A couple of months ago I tried to use calculator, and Microsoft Windows said this Microsoft Store app couldn't install. That was strange, because it is installed by default. I ...
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Windows App continues to install updates even after uninstalled. How to remove it?

My computer ran out of storage space so I analyzed what was taking up my disk space. I noticed Candy Crush Saga taking up multiple gigabytes of space even though I remember uninstalling it a long time ...
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Where can I get Offfice 365 Microsoft Store version not the Click-to-Run? [closed]

We had developed a VSTO add-in for PowerPoint. So far (From 2007 - Present) our users are able to install our add-in on traditional MSI base Office (2010,2013,2016) and the Office 365 with Click-to-...
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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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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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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 are the executables of apps 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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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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