Windows 10: Accidentally Overwritten an App (I Think)

Discus and support Accidentally Overwritten an App (I Think) in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Yesterday I downloaded a copy of LTSpice (an electronic circuit simulator: LTspice | Design Center | Analog Devices), and all was working fine. Then... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by windose, Jan 28, 2020.

  1. windose Win User

    Accidentally Overwritten an App (I Think)


    Yesterday I downloaded a copy of LTSpice (an electronic circuit simulator: LTspice | Design Center | Analog Devices), and all was working fine. Then this morning I noticed that both the shortcut on the desktop and the listing in the start menu had suddenly vanished, but here's the rub: LTSpice still runs correctly if I double-click on a file.

    I had been copying files from my old W7 laptop onto the user account on this new W10 machine by copying and pasting my files from the old machine to a HDD, then from there onto the new one. In hindsight, the folder off my old machine called LTSpice probably contains the application and not just user files, but I didn't realise until too late. I'm assuming it is this that has overwritten the LTSpice app that had been downloaded, is that correct?

    If I go to the admin account, both the shortcut and tstart menu listing are still present, and appear to work correctly.

    So where do I go from here? I could easily delete the LTSpice folder that I transferred in error, but I'm sure I've read dire warnings somewhere about not deleting apps without using 'Uninstall'. Presumably if I select uninstall from the admin account it won't affect the rogue copy in the user account now that it's become 'invisible' to the start menu system?

    Thanks.

    :)
     
    windose, Jan 28, 2020
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    Thinking about Going back to Win8.1


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  3. Brink Win User
    Mail app will not open on 10041.


    Hello Adam,

    This is the suggested solution below if you haven't already tried it. Accidentally Overwritten an App (I Think) :)

    In this Windows 10 build 10041, the Mail, Calendar, and People apps may be broken due to a licensing issue with the Store Beta. To get these apps working again, you need to follow these steps:

    • Open powershell as administrator
    • Run the command Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like “*windowscommunicationsapps*”} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online
    • Re-install Mail, People and Calendar from the Store (green tile)
     
    Brink, Jan 28, 2020
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