Remove-AppxPackage

Removes an app package from a user account.

Syntax

Remove-AppxPackage
      [-Package] <String>
      [-PreserveApplicationData]
      [-WhatIf]
      [-Confirm]
      [<CommonParameters>]
Remove-AppxPackage
      [-Package] <String>
      -User <String>
      [-WhatIf]
      [-Confirm]
      [<CommonParameters>]
Remove-AppxPackage
      [-Package] <String>
      [-AllUsers]
      [-WhatIf]
      [-Confirm]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Remove-AppxPackage cmdlet removes an app package from a user account. An app package has an .appx file name extension.

Examples

Example 1: Remove an app package

PS C:\> Remove-AppxPackage -Package "package1_1.0.0.0_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe"

This command removes an app package named package1_1.0.0.0_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe from the account of the current user.

Required Parameters

-Package

Specifies an AppxPackage object or the full name of a package.

Type:String
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-User

If you specify this parameter, the cmdlet removes the app package for only the user that this cmdlet specifies. To remove a package for a user profile other than the profile of the current user, you must run this command by using administrator permissions. The user name can be in one of these formats:

  • domain\user_name
  • user_name@fqn.domain.tld
  • user_name
  • SID-string
Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-AllUsers

This cmdlet removes the app package for all user accounts on the computer. This cmdlet works off the parent package type. If it is a bundle, use -PackageTypeFilter and specify the bundle. To use this parameter, you must run the command by using administrator permissions.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-PreserveApplicationData

Specifies that the cmdlet preserves the application data during the package removal. The application data is available for later use. Note that this is only applicable for apps that are under development so this option can only be specified for apps that are registered from file layout (Loose file registered).

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

System.String[]

Inputs

Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AppxPackage

An AppxPackage object that contain information, including the full name of the app package.

Outputs

None