Windows has many usability features to enhance the user experience, and one among them is the Repair apps option. Windows 10 and 11 let you repair applications without losing data. You can use this feature if an app misbehaves or not working as before. You do not need to reinstall the affected app, which also causes data to lose. Here is how you can repair apps in Windows 11 and 10.

There are several reasons for an app or game not working as intended. Corrupted or missing files can break the function of an app. For example, after removing malware from the PC, system error or other reasons can cause file corruption and loss in apps. With Repair, Windows will try to fix this issue.


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If an application misbehaves, you can repair it without losing data. Your settings, configurations, and other data will retain after restoring the app.

Note that the Repair feature does not support all apps on your PC, but most of the apps installed from the Microsoft Store have the repair feature.

How to Repair apps in Windows 10 and 11?

1. On your Windows 10/11 PC, open the Settings app and select the Apps option.

2. Next, choose the Apps & features option.

3. Now, scroll down and find the app that you want to repair.

4. In Windows 10, click on the app that you want to repair.

5. In Windows 11, click on the three dots next to the app name.

6. Next, click on the Advanced options link under the app name.

Repair apps in Windows

7. On the next screen, click on the Repair option. Windows will try to repair the app.

8. If the app is still not fixed, click on the Reset option. But it will delete app data as well.

Repair and reset apps in Windows 10 and 11

That is all how to repair apps in Windows 11 and 10. If the problem is still not fixed, reinstalling the app will solve the issue.

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