Resetting Metro style application

Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#1
This tutorial will help you reset any metro style application, this includes Cortana and Microsoft Edge

  1. Open Windows Explorer (Windows Key + e)
  2. Navigate to C:\Users\<username>\Appdata\Local\Packages
    1. Shortcut: Type %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages in the address bar
  3. The folders should be in the format Publisher.Application.ID locate the folder for the application you wish to reset, right click and rename it. I tend to just append .old
  4. Open an elevated powershell prompt (Press Windows Key, type powershell, right click "Windows Powershell" and select Run as Administrator
  5. Type Get-AppxPackage -name "*MicrosoftEdge*" | ForEach { "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppxManifest.xml" | Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register }
Replace the text in between "* *" with your application you are resetting -name "*MicrosoftEdge*"
Your application should now be reset.
 


MikeHawthorne

Essential Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#2
Moved my question to another location!!!
 


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