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How to reinstall the people hub after deleting in accidentally?

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8

    How to reinstall the people hub after deleting in accidentally?


    Hey guys,
    I installed windows 8 today, and deleted by mistake the built in people hub (and with it I lost the "mail" app and the "messaging" app)
    I've been trying to reinstall it but couldn't find it anywhere (checked in the store, in the control panel and tried to find something in google without much success).
    Does anyone have an idea how to get it back?
    Thanks a lot.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Yurikal, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The People app is actually the Mail, Calendar, People, and Messaging app. This is why when one is uninstalled, they all are. You should be able see it under Apps not installed on this PC in the Your apps part of the Store to reinstall it. Option One in the tutorial below can give you more details on this if needed.

    Apps - Install Metro Apps from Windows 8 Store

    Click image for larger version


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Thanks for the quick answer,I tried that also.
    The problem is that I don't see any apps under "Apps not installed on this PC", and can't see the Mail,calendar,ppl... App
    on the installed apps section as well...any idea why?
    Thanks!
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    What did you do to delete them?


    If you haven't already, check in the Apps screen using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to see if you may have just unpinned them.

    Start Screen - Pin or Unpin App, Folder, or Drive in Windows 8
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    I clicked it with right mouse button and the uninstall...I tried what you offered and couldn't find it anywhere...looks like some kind of bug, cuz it should be in the "APPS NOT INSTALLED ON THIS PC" section...
    any other offers?
    Thanks!
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  6. #6


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Nevermind, solved the problem...I got no idea why the apps didn't appear in "my apps" section, but the solution was just to go to the free apps in the spotlight section, and there they were...all the apps that originally come with windows 8...just installed it from there.
    Thanks for the help anyway =]
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  7. #7


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    That's great news.

    I'm not sure why it wasn't listed in "Your apps" either. Where you signed in to Store with the same Microsoft account?
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  8. #8


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    yep...all the apps that were installed were at the "Installed apps" section, but the "Not installed apps" list was empty...no idea why...
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