Reset or Repair MSIX apps

Overview

Windows Apps (*.msix, *.msixbundle, *.appx, and *.appxbundle) offer functionality known as App Reset, and Repair. Which can be performed by the device user (without elevation) to re-install or refresh the Windows App installation in an attempt to resolve a failure with a Windows App.

Repair

You can repair Windows Apps that have been installed to an online Windows image. When you use the Windows Settings to repair a Windows App, it will retain the app's data, as it attempts to re-load the application.

Repairing a Windows App

Repairing a Windows App using the Windows Settings: 1. Open the Settings App from the Start Menu. 1. Select the Apps menu item. 1. Select the Apps & Features menu item, from the left side navigation. 1. Select the App that needs to be reset. 1. Select the Advanced options link. 1. Select the Repair button.

Reset

You can reset Windows Apps that have been installed to an online Windows image. When you use the PowerShell cmdlets, or the Windows Settings app to reset a Windows App, it will permanently delete the apps data, and re-install the app fresh. The Windows App will lose preferences, and/or sign-in details, etc....

Resetting a Windows App

Resetting a Windows App using Windows Powershell: 1. Open an administrative PowerShell window, and type: PowerShell Get-AppxPackage -Name "MyEmployees" | Reset-AppxPackage

Resetting a Windows App using the Windows Settings: 1. Open the Settings App from the Start Menu. 1. Select the Apps menu item. 1. Select the Apps & Features menu item, from the left side navigation. 1. Select the App that needs to be reset. 1. Select the Advanced options link. 1. Select the Reset button. 1. In the confirmation prompt, select the Reset button.