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  1. Cliff S New Member

    Reset App in Windows 10


    How to: Reset App in Windows 10

    How to Reset an App in Windows 10


    Starting with Windows 10 build 14328, you can now reset a default Windows app included with Windows 10 from Settings if the app gets into a bad state.

    The Reset feature allows you to either try to repair (if supported) an app, or to reset the app to default.

    If you reset an app, the app's data will be deleted.

    If the app supports repair, the app's data will not be affected.

    This tutorial will show you how to repair or reset an app that is in a bad state to fix it for your account in Windows 10.


    Here's How:

    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Apps icon.

    2 Click/tap on Apps & features on the left side, click/tap on the app (ex: Get Started) you want to reset, and click/tap on the Advanced options link. (see screenshot below)

    Reset App in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3 If the app supports Repair, you can click/tap on Repair to try and fix the app without having to reset it, and go to step 6. (see screenshot below)

    Reset App in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    4 If you want to reset the app, click/tap on the Reset button under the Reset section. (see screenshot below)

    Reset App in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    5 Click/tap on Reset to confirm. (see screenshot below)

    Reset App in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    6 You will now see a check mark next to the Repair or Reset button indicating the app has been repaired or reset. (see screenshot below)

    If you used Repair and the app is still not working properly, then you can go to step 4 to reset the app.


    Reset App in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    7 When you are finished, you can close Settings if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn


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    :)
     
    Cliff S, Apr 21, 2016
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    I have the same problem. I had two users set up with Windows and after upgrading I have one user, which was the one that I did not use. Now I cannot figure a way to regain access to my other user account or to an admin account. I hope Microsoft posts
    a fix soon.
     
    lost in windows 10, Apr 21, 2016
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  3. Andre Da Costa, Apr 21, 2016
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  4. Kbird Win User

    Reset App in Windows 10

    I guess this doesn't work in Win10 .420 .....

    Since the Windows Updates earlier this week , I can no longer access the Store or the People App , the Store Troubleshooter ,said it was cos UAC was disabled but re-enabling didn't change anything , neither has the .bat from the other Thread on re-registering the Store though it's activity changed, I now get a spinning circle then nothing ,whereas before it opened a window briefly and then closed , same as the People App is still doing.

    Thanks.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html

    I saw this too but don't want to reinstall All Apps ,as I don't want to have to setup Mail again after being forced to use it as WLM is closing / not syncing soon.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...ws-8-10-a.html
     
    Kbird, Jun 18, 2016
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  5. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Hello kbird,

    No worries. Using the tutorial to reinstall and re-register all apps will not delete any app data. It only acts as a nondestructive repair install for them. *Smile
     
    Brink, Jun 18, 2016
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  6. Kbird Win User
    Ok Thanks Brink , I haven't seen other Reports of this yet , so I am guessing it is system specific , I had hope M$ would issue an update and it would be fixed.
     
    Kbird, Jun 18, 2016
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  7. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Please let us know how it went.
     
    Brink, Jun 18, 2016
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  8. Kbird Win User

    Reset App in Windows 10

    Assuming I did it right .....it didn't help , People still opens briefly and disappears and with the Store ,it's still a spinning icon, for maybe 10-15 secs then it disappears, the desktop ,then refreshes itself (seems to blink) and that's it...


    I use the elevated powershell incase all users were effected? 1st run there was no red items , so I ran it again and saw 1-2 red items I think but still no Store , so I rebooted just in case but still No Store or People.
     
    Kbird, Jun 18, 2016
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  9. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Brink, Jun 18, 2016
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  10. Kbird Win User
    I thought you might say that *Smile


    I may try it if it becomes more of a problem this week...
     
    Kbird, Jun 18, 2016
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  11. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Yeah, it's a last resort fix, but it usually works to avoid a clean install.
     
    Brink, Jun 18, 2016
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  12. Kbird Win User
    That's why I'm trying to avoid it , only did a clean install about 10 days ago and it looks like .420 broke it or one of the updates just after .... *Smile
     
    Kbird, Jun 18, 2016
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  13. Kbird Win User

    Reset App in Windows 10

    Did a bit more digging and while it doesn't appear it worked for me M$ has acknowledged the issue (70008) and has an online repair troubleshooter for those with and without multiple accounts too now.

    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/window...re-not-working

    with multiple Accounts too ( I have a unused elevated Admin account ...just incase )

    It couldn't fix it 1st run for me so I rerun with the advance button checked (autofix) and it said it was fixed but not in my case it appears. 3rd run said there wasn't an issue.

    click on the this troubleshooter link under the pic.

    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/window...unch-windows10
     
    Kbird, Jun 18, 2016
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  14. Kbird Win User
    Ok I think I need a Repair Install , I was thinking about what I have done in the last week or two since the Clean Install and I have sometime in the last week installed your "TakeOwnership" Context menu reg. file as I was sick of Win10 incessantly asking for permission even with UAC off and being signed in as Admin. (default ,not elevated) , and saw in the 1st post of that thread it can be used on Drives , Folders or Files , and I may have done it to Drives rather than Folders I think and maybe even C:\ but just now in the Ownership thread I saw this warning , which I didn't see if it's there? in the OP of the Thread.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...tml#post497835

    Will a Repair Install fix this? or do I need to go Clean again? perhaps I'll check my backups and see if Macrium has a full backup from a week or so ago.

    edit: I have now found the warning on the Owner of Files and Folders - Change in Windows 10 Thread , perhaps add it to the Context Menu Thread too. (assuming I am right about my issues)


    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html

    Thanks.
     
    Kbird, Jun 19, 2016
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  15. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Hello kbird, *Smile

    There's already a warning in the Take Ownership context menu tutorial about not taking ownership of the C drive.

    A repair install would be a good option to try and fix it to hopefully avoid a clean install.
     
    Brink, Jun 19, 2016
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