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Anyone had any luck removing the Metro Photos app?

  1. #1


    Dubai
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Anyone had any luck removing the Metro Photos app?


    I can remove almost all apps except a few like the Photos app.

    I googled this, and got some sort of Power Shell batch thingie but it never worked

    is there a simpler straight forward way to do this?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Maximus,

    If this was not what you already tried, you might see if OPTION THREE in the tutorial below may uninstall the app for you.

    Apps - Uninstall Modern Apps in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Go to
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    and delete the shortcut. Best move it in the first instance, in case something should go wrong! It did work for me.

    "Apps" Screen - Add or Remove Items in Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 28 Mar 2014 at 13:20. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  4. #4


    Dubai
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Maximus,

    If this was not what you already tried, you might see if OPTION THREE in the tutorial below may uninstall the app for you.

    Apps - Uninstall Modern Apps in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Thanks for the suggestion Mr. Shawn

    I went through the list thrice and couldn't find the Photos app

    Please help meh
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  5. #5


    I think shawn added the red bit in my post, (I think we where both posting at the same time), and when I look, I see it includes my suggestion.
    But, what "list"?
    Did you look at the path to the start menu?
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  6. #6


    Dubai
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    wait a second, now I know why it didn't appear in the list in the Power Shell, I don't even see the Photos app anymore in my metro start menu!

    that could be either 1 of 2 things

    1) Maybe since it synced my previous Microsoft Account Profile which was on Windows 8 where I was able to easily uninstall the Photos app

    or

    2) I saw the Photos app shortcut in the Start Menu folder so I deleted it from there

    I still see the Photos app in the Default Programs though

    strange
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  7. #7


    You can fix that by changing the default to the program of your choice. So you are OK now?
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    If you deleted the Photos app shortcut from the Apps screen, that won't uninstall the app, but will remove it from sight.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    The 'Photos' app as well as 'File Manager', aka OneDrive, reside in C:\Windows\FileManager, but BE WARNED, if you uninstall from there you'll mess up a whole bunch of stuff.
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  10. #10


    Thanks for hlp
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