July 13, 2024

What is an APPX file?

An .appx file is a package file format used by Microsoft Windows 8 and later versions of Windows to distribute and install applications. It is used for Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps and can be used to package both Windows Runtime apps and Windows desktop applications.

How to view installed Appx Packages:

  1. Open Windows PowerShell as Administrator
  2. To view installed Appx packages:
    type “Get-AppxPackage | Select-Object -Property Name”
  3. Output examples of installed Appx packages
    Microsoft.Windows.CloudExperienceHost
    Microsoft.BioEnrollment
    Microsoft.Windows.OOBENetworkConnectionFlow

    Etc….

How to remove installed Appx Packages for All Users:

  1. Get-AppxPackage -allusers “PACKAGE NAME HERE” | Remove-AppxPackage
  2. Example – Type Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider | Remove-AppxPackage and hit ENTER.

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