Introduction:

Windows apps play a very important role in Windows 10. As we have progressed through various builds the number of apps has also increased:

  • Build 1507: 24 Apps
  • Build 1607: 26 Apps
  • Build 1703: 31 Apps [Creator Update]
In Windows 10 Creator Update we have the following default apps:

  1. Microsoft.3DBuilder
  2. Microsoft.BingWeather
  3. Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller
  4. Microsoft.Getstarted
  5. Microsoft.Messaging
  6. Microsoft.Microsoft3DViewer
  7. Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub
  8. Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection
  9. Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes
  10. Microsoft.MSPaint
  11. Microsoft.Office.OneNote
  12. Microsoft.OneConnect
  13. Microsoft.People
  14. Microsoft.SkypeApp
  15. Microsoft.StorePurchaseApp
  16. Microsoft.Wallet
  17. Microsoft.Windows.Photos
  18. Microsoft.WindowsAlarms
  19. Microsoft.WindowsCalculator
  20. Microsoft.WindowsCamera
  21. microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps
  22. Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub
  23. Microsoft.WindowsMaps
  24. Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder
  25. Microsoft.WindowsStore
  26. Microsoft.XboxApp
  27. Microsoft.XboxGameOverlay
  28. Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider
  29. Microsoft.XboxSpeechToTextOverlay
  30. Microsoft.ZuneMusic
  31. Microsoft.ZuneVideo


How To View Default Apps:

To view default apps you can use PowerShell. Open PowerShell as Administrator and run the following PowerShell command:

Get-ProvisionedAppXPackage -Online|Select DisplayName




Problem:

Sometimes during computing, you may experience default apps are not working properly or, you have deleted some by accident.


Resolution:

If you opt to reset Windows 10 then you will reinstall all the default apps. But this process will remove all your documents, pictures, videos etc.

So, using PowerShell to reset or re-install default apps is the easiest solution.

How To:

  • Open PowerShell as Administrator and copy-paste the following command:

Get-AppxPackage -allusers | foreach {Add-AppxPackage -register "$($_.InstallLocation)\appxmanifest.xml" -DisableDevelopmentMode}

  • This will reinstall and re-register all the built-in apps.
  • Restart your system.

Reference:

Windows App