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How To Reset Windows 10 Default Apps

During our computing tasks when downloading, Installing and using applications, not everything goes according to plan. Loss of stability and/or functionality Is Inevitable, Irrespective of the nature of the app. Windows 10 "default apps" are no exception, and certainly part of this equation. As a result, In this tutorial, I will demonstrate how to reset default apps without the aid of third-party tools and software.

Since the official release of  Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14328, rather than uninstalling a problematic app, It allows you to reset It, by deleting It's data and going back to It's default state. And all this Is achieved within a native Windows setting. So without further ado, let's rip Into this tutorial.

Step One:
Firstly, open the Windows Settings, enter apps & features In the search box, and click on that very search result as shown below.

Step Two:
To the left of the window, select Apps & features, and you will see the list of apps on the right pane.

Step Three:
Next, scroll down and select the app that's causing Issues. For the purpose of this guide, I've selected Feedback Hub. Once you've made your choice, click Advanced options.

Step Four:
You will now see the Reset button, along with a message advising that all data will be deleted. Once this Is clicked, the job's done.

Last Step:
After hitting Reset, the app has gone back to It's original state. This Is confirmed by the check mark next to the Reset button.

Final Thoughts:
Without question, resetting apps Is the way to go when they're not working correctly. This should be your first port of call when experiencing Issues, such as loss of stability & functionality. If the problem persists, you may have to remove the app, by clicking on the Uninstall button as viewed In Step Three above. But always reset first.


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