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How to reset an application on Windows 10 – le crab info

An application from the Microsoft Store no longer starts, crashes on startup, displays an error message or no longer works correctly on your Windows 10?

In this tutorial we will see how to reset an app on Windows 10 in order to restore it to working order!

All Microsoft Store applications can be reset: Calculator, Camera, Cortana, Microsoft Edge …

! Warning : this procedure will reset the application to zero. The configuration and all user data of the application will be permanently erased.

Reset an app on Windows 10

via Settings

To reset an app on Windows 10, follow these instructions:

  1. Open them Settings.
  2. Go to Applications> Applications and Features.
  3. Find the app to reset, for example Camera.
  4. Select the application and click Advanced options.
  5. Under Reset, click the button Reset.
  6. Confirm the reset by clicking again on Reset.
  7. Wait while the app resets.

Congratulation ! You have reset an application on Windows 10. All you have to do is open the application to see the result. 👍

via PowerShell

If resetting the app through Settings did not work, try resetting the app through Settings. reinstall the app using a PowerShell command.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open PowerShell as administrator.
  2. List all the Windows applications installed on your system:
    Get-AppxPackage | Select Name
  3. Reinstall the Windows application with the command:
    Get-AppxPackage <NomApplication> | Reset-AppxPackage

    For example to reset the Camera application:

    Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsCamera | Reset-AppxPackage
  4. If necessary, copy / paste one of the following commands depending on the application you want to reset:
    • 3D Builder:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.3dbuilder* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • 3D Viewer:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft3DViewer* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Alarms & Clock:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.WindowsAlarms* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Calculator:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.WindowsCalculator* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Calendar and Mail:
      Get-AppxPackage *microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Camera:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.WindowsCamera* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Cortana (Windows 10 v2004 and later):
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.549981C3F5F10* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Feedback Hub:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Game bar:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.XboxGameOverlay* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Get Help:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.GetHelp* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Get Started or Tips:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.Getstarted* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Groove Music:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.ZuneMusic* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Mail and Calendar:
      Get-AppxPackage *microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Maps:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.WindowsMaps* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Microsoft Edge Stable:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Microsoft Edge Beta:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge.Beta* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Microsoft Edge Canary:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge.Canary* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Microsoft Edge Dev:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.MicrosoftEdgeDevToolsClient* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Microsoft News:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.BingNews* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Microsoft Solitaire Collection:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Microsoft Store:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.WindowsStore* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Microsoft To-Do:
      Get-AppxPackage *Todos* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Microsoft Whiteboard:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.Whiteboard* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Mixed Reality Portal app:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.MixedReality.Portal* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Mobile Plans:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.OneConnect* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Movies & TV:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.ZuneVideo* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Netflix:
      Get-AppxPackage *Netflix* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Notepad:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.WindowsNotepad* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Office:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • OneNote:
      Get-AppxPackage *OneNote* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Paint 3D:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.MSPaint* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • People:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.People* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Pictures :
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.Windows.Photos* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Remote Desktop:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.RemoteDesktop* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Scan:
      Get-AppxPackage *WindowsScan* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Settings:
      Get-AppxPackage *windows.immersivecontrolpanel* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Skype:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.SkypeApp* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Snip & Sketch:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.ScreenSketch* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Sticky Notes:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Sway:
      Get-AppxPackage *Office.Sway* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Tips:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.Getstarted* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Twitter:
      Get-AppxPackage *Twitter* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Voice Recorder:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Weather:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.BingWeather* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Windows Security:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.Windows.SecHealthUI* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Xbox Console Companion:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.XboxApp* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Xbox One SmartGlass:
      Get-AppxPackage *XboxOneSmartGlass* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Xbox Game Speech Window:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.XboxSpeechToTextOverlay* | Reset-AppxPackage
    • Your Phone:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.YourPhone* | Reset-AppxPackage

Congratulation ! You have reset an app on Windows 10 using PowerShell. All you have to do is open the application to see the result. 👍

Go further

If none of the previous solutions worked, you can try reinstalling the Microsoft Store:

Windows 10: repair and reinstall the Microsoft Store

Last solution, repair Windows 10 (method without data loss):

Repair Windows 10 without losing data

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