How to reset the Settings app in Windows 10

How to reset the Settings app in Windows 10

Most of the settings you want to change in Windows 10 are in the Settings app. Settings are organized into categories System, Devices, Phone, Network & Internet, Personalization, Apps, Accounts, Time & language, Gaming, Ease of Access, Search, Privacy, Update & Security, and Mixed Reality (if available). You can click on a category to view and change other settings for that category.

If the Settings app fails or won’t open, you can reset and / or re-register the Settings app to hopefully fix the problem.

This guide will show you how to reset and re-register the Settings app in Windows 10.

Reset the Settings app from the Start menu

1. Open the Start menu .

2. Right-click or press and hold the Settings icon (gear) on the Start list, click More and select App settings.

Click More and select App settings

3. Click the Reset button in Settings.

Click the Reset button in Settings

4. Click the Reset button to confirm.

Click the Reset button to confirm

5. Now, you can close Settings if you want.

Reset the Settings app in PowerShell

1. Open Windows PowerShell.

2. Copy and paste the command below into PowerShell and press Enter.

Get-AppxPackage *windows.immersivecontrolpanel* | Reset-AppxPackage

3. When done, you can close PowerShell if you want.

Reset the Settings app in PowerShell

Install and re-register the Settings app in the Command Prompt

1. Open Command Prompt.

2. Copy and paste the following command into the Command Prompt and press Enter.

Code:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command "& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *immersivecontrolpanel*).InstallLocation + 'AppxManifest.xml' ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}"

3. When done, you can close the Command Prompt if you want.

Install and re-register the Settings app in the Command Prompt

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