Apps Reset App to Default in Windows 11

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This tutorial will show you how to reset a UWP app to default for your account in Windows 11.

If you have Settings or a Microsoft Store app not working right, crashing, or not opening, you can reset it.

The Reset feature allows you to either try to Repair an app (if supported), or Reset the app to default if a repair didn't help.

Repairing an app will not affect the app's data or settings.

Resetting an app to default will permanently delete the app's data on your device, including your preferences and sign-in details.


Resetting an app will unpin the app from the taskbar if pinned. You will need to pin to taskbar the app again after the reset if wanted.


Option One

Reset App in Settings

1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Apps on the left side, and click/tap on Apps & features or Installed apps on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Starting with Windows 11 build 25967 (Canary), build 22621.2500 (RP), and build 22635.2552 (Beta), System Components currently listed in Settings > Apps > Installed Apps page, have moved to its own page under Settings > System > System Components.


3 Click/tap on the 3 dots button for the app (ex: "Microsoft Store") you want to reset, and click/tap on Advanced options. (see screenshot below)


4 Click/tap on Terminate to make sure this app and its related processes are not running. (see screenshot below)


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


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


7 The app will now be reset to default. (see screenshots below)


8 When you are finished resetting apps, you can close Settings if you like.

Option Two

Reset App from Start menu

This option can be helpful to reset an app (ex: "Settings") not listed in Option One.

1 Open the Start menu :win:.

2 Click/tap on the All apps button. (see screenshot below)


3 Right click or press and hold on an app (ex: "Microsoft Store") you want to reset, click/tap on More, and click/tap on App settings. (see screenshot below)


4 Continue at step 4 in Option One.

Option Three

Reset App in PowerShell

It is required to have the Capability Access Manager Service (camsvc) service running to run these commands.

1 Open Windows Terminal, and select Windows PowerShell.

2 Copy and paste the command below for what you want into PowerShell, and press Enter to see a list of all installed UWP apps for the current user. (see screenshots below step 3)

(outputs list to text file on your desktop)​
Get-AppxPackage | Select Name >"$env:userprofile\Desktop\Apps_List.txt"


(outputs list inside PowerShell)​
Get-AppxPackage | Select Name

3 Scroll through the list of installed UWP apps, and look for the Name (ex: "Microsoft.WindowsStore") of the app (ex: "Microsoft Store") you want to reset. (see screenshots below)


4 Type the command below in PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

Get-AppxPackage *UWP app name* | Reset-AppxPackage

Substitute UWP app name in the command above with the app's actual Name like below from step 2 above.

For example: Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.WindowsStore* | Reset-AppxPackage


5 When you are finished resetting apps, you can close Windows Terminal if you like.

Option Four

Reset Listed App in PowerShell

It is required to have the Capability Access Manager Service (camsvc) service running to run these commands.

1 Open Windows Terminal, and select Windows PowerShell.

2 Copy and paste the command from the table below for the app you want to reset into PowerShell, and press Enter.

3 When you are finished resetting apps, you can close Windows Terminal if you like.

CalculatorGet-AppxPackage *Microsoft.WindowsCalculator* | Reset-AppxPackage
Calendar and MailGet-AppxPackage *microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps* | Reset-AppxPackage
CameraGet-AppxPackage *Microsoft.WindowsCamera* | Reset-AppxPackage
Chat (Microsoft Teams)Get-AppxPackage *MicrosoftTeams* | Reset-AppxPackage
ClockGet-AppxPackage *Microsoft.WindowsAlarms* | Reset-AppxPackage
CortanaGet-AppxPackage *Microsoft.549981C3F5F10* | Reset-AppxPackage
Feedback HubGet-AppxPackage *Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub* | Reset-AppxPackage
Get HelpGet-AppxPackage *Microsoft.GetHelp* | Reset-AppxPackage
Get StartedGet-AppxPackage *Microsoft.Getstarted* | Reset-AppxPackage
Groove MusicGet-AppxPackage *Microsoft.ZuneMusic* | Reset-AppxPackage
Mail and CalendarGet-AppxPackage *microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps* | Reset-AppxPackage
MapsGet-AppxPackage *Microsoft.WindowsMaps* | Reset-AppxPackage
Media PlayerGet-AppxPackage *Microsoft.ZuneMusic* | Reset-AppxPackage
Microsoft EdgeGet-AppxPackage *Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge* | Reset-AppxPackage
Microsoft Solitaire CollectionGet-AppxPackage *Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection* | Reset-AppxPackage
Microsoft StoreGet-AppxPackage *Microsoft.WindowsStore* | Reset-AppxPackage
Microsoft Teams (Chat)Get-AppxPackage *MicrosoftTeams* | Reset-AppxPackage
Microsoft To DoGet-AppxPackage *Todos* | Reset-AppxPackage
Movies & TVGet-AppxPackage *Microsoft.ZuneVideo* | Reset-AppxPackage
NewsGet-AppxPackage *Microsoft.BingNews* | Reset-AppxPackage
NotepadGet-AppxPackage *Microsoft.WindowsNotepad* | Reset-AppxPackage
PaintGet-AppxPackage *Microsoft.Paint* | Reset-AppxPackage
PeopleGet-AppxPackage *Microsoft.People* | Reset-AppxPackage
PhotosGet-AppxPackage *Microsoft.Windows.Photos* | Reset-AppxPackage
Power AutomateGet-AppxPackage *Microsoft.PowerAutomateDesktop* | Reset-AppxPackage
SettingsGet-AppxPackage *windows.immersivecontrolpanel* | Reset-AppxPackage
Snipping ToolGet-AppxPackage *Microsoft.ScreenSketch* | Reset-AppxPackage
Sticky NotesGet-AppxPackage *Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes* | Reset-AppxPackage
TipsGet-AppxPackage *Microsoft.Getstarted* | Reset-AppxPackage
Voice RecorderGet-AppxPackage *Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder* | Reset-AppxPackage
WeatherGet-AppxPackage *Microsoft.BingWeather* | Reset-AppxPackage
Windows SecurityGet-AppxPackage *Microsoft.SecHealthUI* | Reset-AppxPackage
Windows TerminalGet-AppxPackage *Microsoft.WindowsTerminal* | Reset-AppxPackage
XboxGet-AppxPackage *Microsoft.GamingApp* | Reset-AppxPackage
Xbox Game BarGet-AppxPackage *Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay* | Reset-AppxPackage
Your PhoneGet-AppxPackage *Microsoft.YourPhone* | Reset-AppxPackage

That's it,
Shawn Brink



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Hi Brink,

I have coded a batch script that can be use for resetting UWP Apps if you want it can be part of your tutorial.


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