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How to Fix Photos App Not Working on Windows 10

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Last updated: December 17, 2020
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Do you have problems viewing photos on the new Microsoft Photos app?

Are you looking for a way to fix the Microsoft Photos app?

As you know, Microsoft has introduced a new app for viewing photos allowing users to edit their photos and organize them.

This app is getting better over time, but you may encounter this issue when you install some programs or clean the Registry using a third-party program.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to repair the Microsoft Photos app on Windows 10. We are going to reinstall the Mircosoft Photos app but first, we need to uninstall it using PowerShell.

Let's go!

Repair Microsoft Photos App on Windows 10

1. Uninstall Microsoft Photos App Using PowerShell

The first step is to uninstall the application using PowerShell, so you know what to do right?

Launch the PowerShell from the Start menu as administrator.

fix repair microsoft photos windows 10 1 powershell start

Execute the following command:

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.Photos | Remove-AppxPackage
fix repair microsoft photos windows 10 2 powershell photos remove package

2. Reinstall Microsoft Photos from the Microsoft Store

Open the "Microsoft Store" app from the Start menu.

fix repair microsoft photos windows 10 3 microsoft store

Search and open "Microsoft Photos".

fix repair microsoft photos windows 10 4 microsoft photos search

Click on "Get" and wait for it to download and install...

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Now try to open any photo, the app is working again!

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