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 apps 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 repairing 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
Step 2. Then select the
Step 3. Next, click the
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
Step 5. Here click the
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 App 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
Step 2. Select the
Step 3. Under Apps, click the
Step 4. Then, scroll down on the right side pane and click the app you want to repair.
Step 5. Then, click the
Step 6. On the next page, you will find the
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