Windows 11 and 10 both allow users to repair apps and programs that are not working correctly. When an app or program is repaired, its settings configurations and other apps data are refreshed, and in most cases, apps/programs start working perfectly.
During the repair process, Windows also backup app settings, preferences, etc., changes you’ve made to the apps. Windows automatically restores the saved settings to the app when repairing is completed.
However, this repair option is not available in every app or program. Further, you should note that, during the repair, you may lose settings and changes you’ve made to the app.
In this gearupwindows article, we will guide you on repairing Apps and Programs in Windows 11 or 10. For example, we will try to fix the Photos app.
How to Repair Apps and Programs in Windows 11?
To repair apps and programs in Windows 11, do the following steps:-
Step 1. First, open the Settings app by hitting Windows + I keys on the keyboard.
Step 2. Then select the Apps category from the left sidebar.
Step 3. Next, click the Apps & features tab on the right sidebar.
Step 4. After that, scroll down the page and find the app you want to repair. Then, click the three-dot menu beside it.
Step 5. In the menu that appears, select Advanced options.
Step 5. Here click the Repair button. You can also use the “Reset” function, which erases the app’s data.
Note: The app’s data is not erased when choosing the Repair option. But, if you select the Reset option, the app’s information is deleted.
How to Repair Apps and Programs in Windows 10?
To repair apps and programs in Windows 10, use the following steps:-
Step 1. Very first, open the Settings app by pressing Windows + I.
Step 2. Select the Apps category.
Step 3. Under Apps, click the Apps & features option.
Step 4. Then, scroll down on the right side pane and click the app you want to repair.
Step 5. Then, click the Advanced options option.
Step 6. On the next page, you will find the Reset and Repair buttons.
Note: Some apps or programs only offers repair or reset option, such as you can see in the Photos app in Windows 10. There is no repair option available. That means if my Photos app doesn’t work, then I have to “Reset” it, and I can’t repair it in any case.
Step 7. When prompted, click the Reset button.
In conclusion, repairing apps and programs in Windows 11 and 10 is an easy process that can be completed through the Settings app. By following the steps provided, users can refresh apps and programs that are not working correctly without losing any data. However, it is important to note that the repair option may not be available for all apps/programs, and in some cases, users may need to reset the app/program, which will erase all data. It is always recommended to back up important data before attempting any repair or reset.