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Title: Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
Post by: Julian on December 10, 2015, 06:22:56 PM
EDIT: in windows 10 Version 10.0.10586.318 the Powershell command works!!! Finally Microsoft fixed it! So that means the next version of windows repair will have it back on  :cheesy:

Currently in Windows 10 (1511) 10.0.10586 Powershell is having issues with this command it is a bug that is affecting and deleting apps Shane already removed the command from running when it checks which version of windows you are running. This bug is only known to be on windows 10 with the newly released update.

Here is the command That is causing this issue please be weary when running this command I recommend not running this until there is a patch for it.
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml}
I'll be updating this when I know for sure Microsoft notices that there is a bug in the "Get-appXPackge" and patches Window's 10 so that this issue no longer exist's
here are the snapshot's of what it looks like.
(side note this command is a built in command to Windows)
Title: Re: Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
Post by: RobC on December 15, 2015, 02:27:04 PM
Even with a fix the broken apps will stay broken. What are the chances MS will fix it to recover the apps without requiring a clean install? Would a reset be the proper way to fix it and what is the best procedure to make it easy to restore settings and devices?
Title: Re: Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
Post by: Julian on December 17, 2015, 02:36:23 PM
okay so if you do it individually each app it looks like it will work so far. here is a command to fix just the start menu if the start menu is not working on windows 10.
Code: [Select]
Get-appxpackage -all shellexperience -packagetype bundle |% {add-appxpackage -register -disabledevelopmentmode ($_.installlocation + \appxmetadata\appxbundlemanifest.xml)}
Title: Re: Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
Post by: clayto on December 19, 2015, 06:03:24 AM
I have been struggling with this issue for some time, most of my Microsoft apps have failed, plus some others. I have tried a variety of fixes, none of which have worked. I have been hoping Microsoft would soon issue a solution, I am very reluctant to attempt a refresh/reset/reinstall. So I am relieved to have found this forum and thread, as I feel if I keep returning here I will eventually see the answers I need.
Title: Re: Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
Post by: clayto on December 19, 2015, 08:00:16 AM
I came across this --- I cant remember where. Simple, but doesn't Refresh remove many of your programs / apps? I don't want to do that.

 If someone has the same problem do the following:
 Open CMD as Admin
 Then Type in:"shutdown /r /o"
 Wait about 20sec
 It will now get you to the Advanced Recovery of Windows
 After That click on Troubleshooting and click on Refresh my PC.
 Wait for it to do its thing about 10min.
 And your apps should work now.
Title: Re: Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
Post by: jasi110 on January 17, 2016, 11:07:20 AM
Unfortunately, I ran the command that made all the apps not work anymore before I saw this posting.  I went to run the "all in One" repair tool to fix it and saw the message display in that window.

Is there any way to bring the apps back?  I tried taking the "Get-App" command for shellexperience and changing it for other apps and it did not work.
Title: Re: Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
Post by: Shane on January 17, 2016, 09:48:00 PM
Only way as of right now is to do a refresh in Windows. I am still really surprised that this bug is still there after all this time and there hasnt been a word from MS.

Shane
Title: Re: Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
Post by: clayto on January 19, 2016, 03:18:48 AM
I agree with you entirely, about the absence of any reaction from Microsoft to this issue since November. I have been hoping for a fix this month ie. January. There seems to be no sign of it, in fact I have discovered another problem which may be related, the freezing of the link to Windows Gadgets in the Control Panel and my inability to install new Gadgets.
Title: Re: Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
Post by: Julian on January 28, 2016, 03:35:40 PM
windows 10 version 1511 (10586.71) Still not fixed.....
Title: Re: Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
Post by: jraju on January 30, 2016, 02:22:11 AM
Hi, It seems that microsoft has the knack of making auto updates to upgrade all the system to windows 10, which has so much bugs, especially for older machines. As one says the window updates are still coming for windows 7. I think windows 7 for sometime is the best choice.
                           wherever i browse, the forums are full of questions on this OS, with no solutions given on most of the problem.
                            My question to Julian! Will the machines that do not have requirements also would be auto upgraded to windows 10 or that would not be alerted by its auto scan ability

                         
Title: Re: Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
Post by: Ejmeintjes on January 30, 2016, 10:54:34 PM
So since I upgraded from an i5 to an i7-3770K windows 10 start and apps worked on first clean install, they then broke and even on clean re-installs they don't work from the first boot to the desktop, and nothing I have tried makes ANY difference. I am convinced it is the processor as that is the only thing that changed. Please help...can a faulty processor cause this? Windows 7 works like a charm so don't see any issues with my proc.
Title: Re: Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
Post by: jraju on January 30, 2016, 11:08:01 PM
Hi, ejme,
                     please post a new thread the same thing.
Title: Re: Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
Post by: Ejmeintjes on January 31, 2016, 04:27:59 AM
You mean a totally new post in the forum board? Ok will do...thought it was kinda related to this thread but no problem.
Title: Re: Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
Post by: jimmug on February 03, 2016, 08:13:46 AM
Shane posted on Jan. 17 that the only way, at present, is to do a refresh in Windows 10 to recover the lost apps.  When I go to the advanced Recovery for Windows, it only has a reset option, with and without removing files and apps.  Is that the same as a refresh?
Title: Re: Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
Post by: kevinclarke on February 21, 2016, 06:38:08 AM
Hi,

I have this very same problem on Windows 10 with latest build. Is is the recommended solution a system reset but save data or does creating a new windows profile help?

Any help or advice would be appreciated.

Regards
Kevin
Title: Re: Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
Post by: Shane on February 25, 2016, 11:44:24 AM
So far it still isnt fixed even at the end of Feb. Makes me wonder if MS knows about it or if they dont care or if it was on purpose.

I do know that the command only does it to certain apps, not all of them. So i am wondering if I could still use the command but have it skip the ones that it fails on. That would make it to where at least the apps that dont break could still be reinstalled and fixed.

Also the fact that it doesnt do it to some apps and only to certain ones makes me think it has something to do with the install file for them and perhaps a new command that was added or a command that powershell or the app installer is taking wrong.

Shane
Title: Re: Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
Post by: kevinclarke on February 25, 2016, 12:24:32 PM
Hi Shane,

Thanks for your reply. I seem to have gotten my start button back with the Apps listing more or less ok, although not all are back and in particular my App Store button is missing which means I can't re-add the missing apps. I guess this is all related to the same problem? You would think/hope MS are aware of these issues and have a fix planned in another build.

Regards
Kevin
Title: Re: Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
Post by: Julian on February 25, 2016, 02:44:57 PM
for start menu only this command should fix it
Code: [Select]
Get-appxpackage -all shellexperience -packagetype bundle |% {add-appxpackage -register -disabledevelopmentmode ($_.installlocation + \appxmetadata\appxbundlemanifest.xml)}
Title: Re: Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
Post by: kevinclarke on March 03, 2016, 10:08:59 AM
Hi Julian,

Many thanks for your reply. Unfortunately the command did not fix it. I've now had to do a refresh of the system, but use the save data option. This obviously removed all apps but kept my data intact. It solved the problem as the apps returned to normal.

I see their has just been a new update for W10. I assume MS did not add any fix for this issue in this update? I found it difficult to decide from their notes exactly what it does fix although it mentioned some app issues were resolved.

Many thanks to all for your help and comments

Regards
Kevin
Title: Re: Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
Post by: Kaycontinental on March 13, 2016, 10:29:29 AM
I am sorry, I know I am in the wrong place, but I could not find where to start a new topic.
I am using Windows 10 and every time I get an update, it changes all my default apps (every few days).  I have done a back-up of them, but it doesn't help.

Also, I have a couple of folders which will not delete.
The first one, when I try to uninstall it from Programmes and Features it tells me that:
"A network resource is unavailable.  Click to try again, or enter an alternate path to a folder containing the installation package 'SyncMS164.msi' in the box below.  C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{4F34863D-3EC2-4623-9D5F-545A81B25AF1}v4.0.6634.0\"

Then I get:  "C:\ProgramData\Package Cache cannot be found.  Verify that you have access etc."

The other is uninstalled but remains in ProgramData and when I right click to delete it, I get:
"C:\ ------- is unavailable. If the location is on this PC, make sure that the device or drive is connected etc."

And then:  "You require permission from Administrators to make changes to this folder."

Please help, I am at my wits end.  I ran Windows 7 for years and never had a single problem !!!!   :cry:
Title: Re: Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
Post by: Boggin on March 13, 2016, 01:29:43 PM
Is the Kingsoft that you are trying to remove, this - http://tunecomp.net/kingsoft-antivirus/

Or - http://www.kingsoftstore.com/support-for-windows-office/3293-kingsoft-office-installation-removal-guide.html

Or - http://www.uninstallapp.com/article/How-to-uninstall-box-sync-by-box-inc1.html
Title: Re: Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
Post by: Kaycontinental on March 15, 2016, 02:44:50 AM
Hi there Boggin.
Many thanks for the reply.  I had already uninstalled the programs (your second link was the most relevant) but they remained on my pc and wouldn't go away.  I had the same problem with an icon from Box Sync.  It was definitely a Win 10 problem.  I spent the whole of yesterday working on this, to no avail.

So, I eventually gave up and had to go for a complete re-set.  In the last 16 years that I have been working on my computer 6 to 8 hours a day for 6 days a week, I have never had a crash, nor had to rely on my back-up for anything -  but in the last 8 months with Windows 10 I have had to do 2 complete re-sets...  Can you believe this?

Thanks again for your help.

Title: Re: Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
Post by: jraju on March 15, 2016, 02:54:14 AM
Hi, Key why would not use revo uninstaller free and there is an option to fire it. I do not remember , but if you open that a fire ball would be there at the right top. Just drag those adamant files , whatever the permission level, and put those in the fire, revo will eat it and you do not have any problem with those programs. A lovely free program of uninstalling stubborn exes
Title: Re: Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
Post by: Kaycontinental on March 15, 2016, 03:04:44 AM
Hey, thanks for the reply Jraju, but believe me, I tried all the options before posting on here. 
Tweaking.com was my last option (and I ran that several times). 
I have used Revo Uninstaller for years. I even downloaded a third party app called Unlocker - but that didn't work either.

My problem was that I had already uninstalled the programs, but the icons remained and when I tried to delete them, Windows told me that the programs were no longer on my computer. 
They weren't in Program Files, one was in ProgramData (but would not delete), the other wasn't - and I couldn't even find either of them in the Register...
Title: Re: Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
Post by: Boggin on March 15, 2016, 06:57:56 AM
As you've already done a reset then it's probably too late for this now, but I've found FeeFixer to be an invaluable program for removing otherwise unreachable remnants.

http://www.freefixer.com/

It may also find other items that you may consider removing, but if you are unsure then click on the More info link for details of what the file could be.
Title: Re: Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
Post by: Kaycontinental on March 16, 2016, 12:29:54 AM
Thanks again Boggin.
I have made a note of that program, just in case.  Who knows, it may come in handy some time, lol.
Title: Re: Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
Post by: clayto on March 24, 2016, 03:47:07 PM
There is a detailed fix for the November update bug (which trashes the Store and many apps). It does not require a re-install, but some effort, although the explanation in a nine page article is clear (even for me), with step by step instructions for each app. It does work, I had restored a handful of apps with the author's help when I had to do a re-install, so I no longer need to work through it all. For others who still need it here is the Link:

                  http://www.techtantri.com/windows-10-apps-not-working-download-apps-folder/

Good luck!

Title: Re: Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
Post by: Kaycontinental on March 25, 2016, 01:22:36 AM
Many thanks Clayto.  I have made a note of the url. 
I did a complete re-install of Windows 10 and at the moment all seems to be working well. Fingers crossed that I have no more problems.
However, it is always useful to keep these 'pages' handy just in case.   :wink:
Title: Re: Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
Post by: parkd1 on March 31, 2016, 09:00:18 AM
Maybe Microsoft has fixed it in the next big update that is to come out this summer and it is free. The just pushed a preview version of it to slow ring for testing. I just hope their is no big problems when it comes out and users have trouble installing the update.

http://www.geek.com/news/windows-10-anniversary-update-arrives-this-summer-with-loads-of-tweaks-1651099/
Title: Re: Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
Post by: Julian on May 15, 2016, 11:13:58 PM
in windows 10 Version 10.0.10586.318 the Powershell command works!!! Finally Microsoft fixed it! So that means the next version of windows repair will have it back on  :cheesy:
Title: Re: Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
Post by: quint on May 30, 2016, 08:59:04 PM
Can't get W10 mail to work. removed app many times... tweak tool hasn't corrected it. When I try to add account (outlook of gmail) it doesn't take.
Title: Re: Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
Post by: Amir on August 17, 2018, 09:39:05 PM
Hi, i used windows repair on my windows 10, 3days ago,  but it broke my windows and my windows didnt turn on at all, 
I get a backup before repair,  and now i instal windows 8 on my laptop to have acces to windows repair to see if i can restore my windows 10,
And i dont know how to do that!
How can i restore windows 10 files from windows 8?
Title: Re: Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
Post by: Boggin on August 18, 2018, 12:30:08 AM
This is quite an old thread and as it should have been locked 30 days after the last post, I'm not sure how you were able to add to it - but you should have created your own thread in the section above this one.

However, as you are here, you can create Win 10 install media after reading the instructions at https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10

When you have done that, open Windows Explorer - insert the install media and double click on its drive.

This will effect what is known as a repair install which will reinstall Win 10 but won't affect personal stuff or installed programs.

The process will start if using a DVD but will open to its files if using an USB where you would then double click on setup Application.

This takes about 3hrs on my Win 10 laptops.

Which version of the program had you used ?

What you experienced has been found to occur when not using the latest version because of the way Microsoft change the Permissions with subsequent updates, so Shane has to keep updating the program to keep pace with those changes in Win 10.