Accidentally Uninstalled built in Metro "Travel" App in Windows 8

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  1. david_xross_2

    david_xross_2 MDL Senior Member

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    #1 david_xross_2, Oct 18, 2012
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    Hi!

    I accidentally uninstalled the built-in Metro Travel App in Windows 8..Any idea how to reinstall it? As the app is working in other user accounts and is only uninstalled from my user account.

    EDIT: I checked several times, and it is not appearing in the Store.
     
  2. bk109

    bk109 MDL Senior Member

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    Open the Store, right-click anywhere in the apps and select 'Your apps',it should be listed there under 'Apps not installed on this PC'. Just click on the 'Travel' app and finally in the lower left side of the screen click 'Install'.. And that's it,you've got your app back :)
     
  3. david_xross_2

    david_xross_2 MDL Senior Member

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    Just checked the Store under 'Apps not installed on this PC' and it gives that "All of your available apps are installed on this PC"
    Screenshot (13).png

    This Travel App is working on other accounts on the same PC, just not on my account :(
     
  4. bk109

    bk109 MDL Senior Member

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    Hmm,that's reaaaaally odd - before I posted ^ I even deleted my travel app on purpose to be sure it works. ...Is it possible that you just unpinned the app (right click on the tile/unpin) instead of deleting it outright?
     
  5. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    Even if you uninstalled it it's still somewhere there. To really remove it you need to remove the appx package with dism + you can only do that if there are no accounts that have it still "installed".
    So if you didn't dism it away it's still on your hdd.

    It's just nice to know but actually it doesn't matter, for now you need to use the store to get it back.
     
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  6. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Press Win+W to open search in the charms bar
    select "Store" with your mouse
    type "travel" in the search
    the app will appear under Recommendations
    click it and then hit install
     
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    Leolo MDL Member

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    Does anyone know why is it mandatory to have UAC enabled in order to enter the App Store??
     
  8. david_xross_2

    david_xross_2 MDL Senior Member

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    Definitely uninstalled it as I checked all Apps and it is not there. It's weird though why it isn't showing up in the store. Because all updates to the built in apps are there for Bing, Mail, People, Messaging Apps...
     
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    david_xross_2 MDL Senior Member

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    I found it another way by navigating to C:\Program Files\Windows Apps and it does contain the folder for Bing Travel...But it isn't showing up in the store or otherwise installing..Is there a way to repair/reinstall it using command prompt, or any other way?
     
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    david_xross_2 MDL Senior Member

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    Searching for "Travel" doesn't show the travel app in Windows Store :(
    Screenshot (14).jpg
     
  11. david_xross_2

    david_xross_2 MDL Senior Member

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    That is in my mind but as a last resort, Is there any way that I can get that app to install?
     
  12. testplayer

    testplayer MDL Novice

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    Maybe you can try to remove it again and see what happen by using powershell:
    technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh852635.aspx#RemoveApps
    technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh856038.aspx
     
  13. david_xross_2

    david_xross_2 MDL Senior Member

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    Yes, Refreshed my PC and it's working now...:D

    Thanks everyone for your help :hug2:
     
  14. bk109

    bk109 MDL Senior Member

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    Ah crap,I was going to suggest that you first try system restore before you went with a refresh :)
     
  15. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    #15 Stannieman, Oct 20, 2012
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    That's the real removing with dism I was talking about on the previous page, it could indeed by that it reappears in the store if you do that.

    EDIT: weird. I removed some apps with dism, and they don't show up in the list anymore when you ask dism for all installed apps. However they are still in the WindowsApps directory...
     
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  16. testplayer

    testplayer MDL Novice

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    Well, I didn't use DISM, instead, I just type remove-appxpackage in the powershell.
    I experienced a problem of VClibs, that whenever I tried to update an app via windows store, it always showed a 0x80070002 error. When I checked the event log, it said there is something wrong with the VClibs or appContainer. So what I did is to uninstall all apps by remove-appxpackage and finally the old version of VClibs will be uninstalled automatically. Then I manually delete the VCLibs folder in WindowsApps directory. Finally all the problem resolved. Windows store will download and install the latest version of VClibs then all apps can be updated without problem.