1. Mete Atas's Avatar
    1)open cmd as admin

    2)Go to C:\Users<Insert Username>\AppData\Local\Packages\ and search name of your broken app (I will search Photos app)

    3)Look at folder's name (Microsoft.Windows.Photos)

    4)Now you know your app's id. Let's go back to cmd

    5)Use this code

    PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command "& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WRITE APP'S ID HERE).InstallLocation + '\AppxManifest.xml' ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}"

    It will be like this

    PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command "& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.Photos).InstallLocation + '\AppxManifest.xml' ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}"

    6)Press Enter and wait till the command finishes its work.

    7)You don't have to reboot. Open your broken app and it will work now
    08-01-2015 06:46 PM
  2. Miles Taven's Avatar
    Doesn't work for me I'm afraid :(
    08-03-2015 08:51 AM
  3. A Google User's Avatar
    Didn't work for me. I had to switch the default photo program to "Windows Photo Viewer" instead of using the Windows 10 "Photos" app, since it couldn't open a picture without crashing...
    08-05-2015 11:03 PM
  4. WilliamTael's Avatar
    It WORKED!

    It probably didn't worked for some people because of this line:
    (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WRITE APP'S ID HERE)

    Because if you put your app ID on this line, it will look like this:
    (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Microsoft.Windows.Photos)

    See? There are two "Microsoft.Microsoft." on the line, but there should be ONLY ONE!

    So, my Windows Store wasn't opening and then I used this line:
    PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command "& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + '\AppxManifest.xml' ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}"

    This is exactly as it is and it WORKED. Thank you SO MUCH!
    joe a5 likes this.
    04-03-2016 02:57 AM

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