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Microsoft is teasing a new handy ‘Restore Apps’ feature for Windows 11

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There are many reasons why you may want to restore apps that were removed when you performed a clean install of Windows or moved to a new device. At the same time, you may want to restore apps that you accidentally deleted.

At this point, if you want to access your deleted apps or apps that are missing from your new device, you can use the library corner of the Microsoft Store, which keeps a record of the apps or games you’ve downloaded.

While you can browse your past downloads in the “Library” section of the Microsoft Store, it simply isn’t possible to restore apps in one click. If you usually get confused installing apps that were previously available on your old device, we’ve got some good news for you.

Microsoft is working on a feature called ‘Restore Apps’ that will allow you to recover deleted apps with just one click and it’s much easier than restoring apps by visiting the Microsoft Store library.

Windows 11 Restore Apps Feature

As you can see in the screenshot above, Microsoft is testing two new options: Restore all and select apps. While Restore All automatically restores all missing apps, select apps lets you find a list of all the apps associated with your Microsoft account on your previous device and do a quick install of the apps you select.

†[It] customers automatically restore their apps previously installed from the Microsoft Store to their new Windows device. This will also help developers retain their customers without reminding customers to download their app again,” Microsoft officials said in a statement.

Other improvements coming to the Microsoft Store

At the Build 2022 conference, Microsoft reiterated that the PC market has experienced the fastest growth in a decade. As a result, Microsoft has refocused on Windows and is actively testing new features for the decades-old desktop operating system.

Windows 11 Search Store Integration

Windows Search is getting a new feature that will remind users when they search for an app in the app and it’s already in the Microsoft Store.

For example, if you don’t have Spotify installed and you type its name in the search box, a new section will encourage you to check the results from the Microsoft Store and simply install Spotify or other apps from there.

Microsoft also automates store submissions for Win32 apps. This allows developers to automate app submissions using new GitHub Action or Rest APIs, and bring their apps to the Microsoft Store without having to worry about the waiting list.

The company also plans to bring its store-powered Amazon’s Android App Store to more markets in 2022, meaning more users will be able to download and run Android apps on Windows 11.

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