How to Reinstall an App using Powershell in Windows 10 / 11

Here are the steps needed to reinstall any windows 10 app using powershell.


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1. Search powershell in Windows 10 search box.

2. Now, right click on powershell icon and run as adminsitrator.

Start Search Powershell Run As Administrator

 


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3. Now, Run the command given below to get list of all apps in a file.

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers > C:\listofapps.txt

This will put all app details on a file listofapps.txt in C folder.

4. Go to C folder and open listofapps.txt.

5. Now, Press CTRL + F and find the app by writing app name.

All the details of app will be given.

We only need two details , that is , Name  and PackageFullName 

 

Package Full Name Min

 

 

6. Now, run the command given below to remove a certain app. Just replace the PackageFullName with PackageFullName of the app you noted from listofapps.txt


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Remove-AppxPackage PackageFullName

For example , if you want to remove skype, you will run Remove-AppxPackage Microsoft.SkypeApp_15.67.99.0_x86__kzf8qxf38zg5c

7. After that run the command given below.

Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Name* | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

Just replace NAME with your app Name.

For example , if you want to reinstall skype, you will run Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.SkypeApp* | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

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