[Windows 10] After updating, the standard store app can no longer be used! ?? (Photo)


Hello!This time, I would like to introduce what to do if the standard application disappears after updating Windows.

In my case, "Photo" has disappeared.

In this case, you may be able to recover by simply reinstalling Photo from the store.However, there were some cases where it could not be fixed without a little effort.

This time, I would like to write about the latter, which takes a little time and effort.


When I try to open an image after updating Windows 10, the application selection screen appears.
Or when you open the store app, it closes immediately after the splash screen is displayed.

Application selection screen example

Normally, "Photo" starts and you can see the contents, but if you can not find the application like this, the "Please choose how to open this file" window will open.

Of course, you can open it with other desktop apps that you have installed yourself, but on Windows 10 that you haven't touched anything in particular, you can't open the image file without installing some software.


In the function update program (FU) of Windows 10, there is a movement to update the store application (especially the standard installed application) together with the OS during the process.Among them, I confirmed the behavior of skipping and continuing if an error occurs when copying the store application.

Probably, it was caused because the photo could not be copied halfway due to HDD failure or file corruption.


It was solved by reinstalling the store app.
This time, I restored "Photo", but I think it is possible to restore other store apps in the same way.

* With this method, you can connect to the Internet and download the necessary files.Please make sure that you can access the store before proceeding.

Run the store repair command in PowerShell

First, start PowerShell as an administrator and repair the store with the following command.

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

Open the menu with the Windows key + "X" key and press "A" to start PowerShell with administrator privileges.

Uninstall Photo with PowerShell

Now in PowerShell, run the photo uninstall command.
The following command will uninstall the photo.

get-appxpackage * Microsoft.Windows.Photos * | remove-appxpackage

Reset the store

Then run the store reset tool.
Click the Windows Start button and enter "wsreset" in the search bar to display "wsreset" in the search results.If you right-click on this, "Run as administrator" will be displayed, so you can run it by clicking on it.

Clear store cache in profile

Delete the local cache of the store under the profile.

% USERPROFILE% \ AppData \ Local \ Packages \ Microsoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe \ LocalCache

Delete all the contents in the above path and restart.
* In rare cases, some items cannot be deleted, but in that case, skip them.

Photo installation

Finally, it will be installed.
First, open the store and enter "photo" in the search bar.Then, the photo search result will be displayed, so click the icon.

The following store application installation screen will appear, so click the "Get" button.

The installation will start, so wait for a while. (Since it is displayed as restore, it seems that the processing is slightly different for apps that have been installed.)

You will be notified when the installation is complete.If you press the start button here or open the image file that could not be opened earlier, I think that the photo will start.
* Of course, you can also open it from the start menu.

After this operation, check the store app to see if it can be used.
If that doesn't work, try the photo reinstallation procedure again.
This has improved in my case!


This time, I introduced how to deal with the case where the standard application disappears after updating Windows.

An error occurred during the installation, probably because an extra file remained after a simple reinstallation.Also, if the cache remains, the data passed when accessing the store on the Internet may be incorrect, or it may not be possible to download successfully.

Therefore, it was necessary to take a rather troublesome procedure.

In the above method, I tried using Photo as an example, but I know that it can be executed in other store apps as well.


When you execute the above command, a list of store apps will be displayed.You can delete it by searching for the name of the application to be uninstalled from here and entering it between ** of the following command.

get-appxpackage *[Enter the app name here]* | remove-appxpackage

After that, you can follow the same procedure and download it again from the store.
* You can uninstall unnecessary store apps with this command, but be careful when working, as some of them are deeply related to the system.

It's not so delicate, but once it breaks, store apps are often not straightforward.However, once the method is established, there are many things that can be done as well.

It seems that there is a possibility of dealing with different events, so I think that it will lead to good results if you use it upstream of your understanding.

I hope it helps you.


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