How to view all installed Apps & Packages in Windows 10, 8.1, 8 from PowerShell.

All Modern Apps in Windows 10 & Windows 8 (8.1), are installed through installation packages. An app installation package is a unique file that contains all the files needed to install a Modern App. In order to re-install or uninstall a specific app, you need to know it's Name or the installation package full name (PackageFullName) that is used to install the app.

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In this tutorial I 'll show you how you can get a list of all apps installed (with their full installation package name) on your Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 & 8 computer by using PowerShell commands.

How to view all available installed Apps & Packages on Windows 10 or Windows 8.

Step 1. Open PowerShell with Administrative privileges.

1. At Cortana's search box, type powershell *

* Note: On Windows 8, 8.1: Press the "Windows" + "S" keys to open the search box and type powershell.

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2. Right click on Windows PowerShell on the results and select Run as administrator.

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Step 2. Use Get-AppxPackage command to view all installed Apps.

 

Part 1. How to view all Installed Apps for all accounts in Windows 10.
Part 2. How to view all Installed Apps for a particular account in Windows 10.

 

 

Part 1. See Installed Apps for all accounts in Windows 10 & Windows 8 – 8.1.

 

If you want to get a list of the available Apps for all users. give the following command in PowerShell (admin):

  • Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Select Name, PackageFullName

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The output of the above command will be a list with two (2) columns (see screenshot-1). Under the first column the full name of the App (Name) is displayed and at the second column the Full Package Name (PackageFullName) is displayed.

Tip: If you want to copy & paste the Name or the PackageFullName to another location (e.g. to a PowerShell command), just double-click on it until highlighted, and use Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V keyboard commands to do your job.

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If you want to view all available installed packages for all accounts in a more detailed format, give the following command PowerShell (admin):

  • Get-AppxPackage –AllUsers

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The output of the above command will be a more detailed report for all apps installed (see screenshot-2), that contains additional information for each installed package. (e.g. the installation location of the package).

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Part 2. See Installed Apps for a particular account in Windows 10 & Windows 8 – 8.1.

 

To view a simple list, that contains all available installed packages for a specific user account, give the following command:

  • Get-AppxPackage –User UserName | Select Name, PackageFullName

To see a detailed list of all available installed packages for a specific user account, type the following command.

  • Get-AppxPackage –User UserName

* Where UserName : type the user account name of the user that you want to view the installed apps.

Example No 1: If you want to view all the installed apps for user "User1" in a personal (local) computer, then you have to type this command:

  • Get-AppxPackage –User User1 | Select Name, PackageFullName

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Example No 2: If you want to view all the installed apps for the user "User1" in a Domain computer, then you have to type the Get-AppxPackage command in the following format:

  • Get-AppxPackage –User DomainName\User1 | Select Name, PackageFullName

e.g. If the Domain Name is "WINTIPS", then the command should be:

Get-AppxPackage –User WINTIPS\User1 | Select Name, PackageFullName

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That's it!
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