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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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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OneNote for Windows 10 won't work - perhaps because of lingering “ghost” installation

For a long time and across many reinstallations of my machine, I've had getting the OneNote windows 10 app to work. Right from the beginning on a fresh Win 10 installation, the app doesn't do ...
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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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Windowsapps administrator can only list folder contents

So I’ve gone through all the things I’ve seen online about changing permissions on this folder. It is now owned by the administrator, problem is admin access is “list folder contents”. I don’t know ...
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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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AppXDeploymentServer is creating a 5Mb log file every second in C:\Windows\Temp and had almost taken 80Gb of storage space. How can I stop this? [duplicate]

Initial diagnosis revealed that Temporary files was taken up about 110Gb in the Storage usage settings. Clicking on it then told me it was just 1Gb. But I used spacesniffer to identify that C:\Windows\...
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Copy file from junction/broken link

I am try to access files from within a Windows Store app, it is stored on an NTFS drive. No matter how I change the permissions in Windows I can not copy the nested file within the junction. I get ...
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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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Delete microsoft dayton [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. Solution ...
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Error trying to uninstall universal app

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 is the executable file 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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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 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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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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