Windows 10 Calculator is missing? Get it back with these steps

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Windows 10’s Calculator app is an invaluable tool that includes scientific and programming modes along with more basic math options.

Yet, some users have said on the Microsoft forum that their Windows 10 Calculator app has disappeared.

The Calculator app can go missing after users upgrade from Windows 7 to 10 or after Windows Updates. These are some of the resolutions that might restore a missing Windows 10 Calculator app.

How do I get my calculator back on Windows 10?

1. Run the Windows 10 app troubleshooter

  1. Press the Windows key + keyboard shortcut
  2. Input troubleshoot in the search box
  3. Click Troubleshoot Settings to open the window shown directly belowThe Troubleshoot tab windows 10 calculator missing
  4. Then click Windows Store Apps and its Run the troubleshooter buttonWindows Store Apps windows 10 calculator missing
  5. Go through the Windows Store Apps troubleshooter that opens

If the Troubleshooter stops before completing the process, fix it with the help of this complete guide.


2. Reinstall the Windows 10 App

  1. Press the Windows + R
  2. Enter PowerShell in Run’s Open box, and click the OK button
  3. Enter this command in PowerShell:
    • get-appxpackage *Microsoft.WindowsCalculator* | remove-appxpackage
      • Press the Enter key after entering that command.remove-appxpackage command windows 10 calculator missing
  4. Then open the Windows Calculator page
  5. Click the Get button on that page to download and install the Calculator app

If PowerShell stops working, follow the steps from this guide to get it working again.

3. Turn on Windows Defender Firewall

  1. Open Windows 10’s search utility.
  2. Input Windows Defender as the search keyword
  3. Click Windows Defender Firewall to open the window shown directly belowWindows Defender Firewall windows 10 calculator missing
  4. Click Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off on the left of the Control Panel appletTurn on Windows Defender Firewall option windows 10 calculator missing
  5. Select both the Turn on Windows Defender Firewall checkboxes if WDF isn’t enabled
  6. Click the OK button

You can’t open Control Panel? Take a look at this step-by-step guide to find a solution.


4. Reset Calculator’s data

  1. Open the search box in Windows 10
  2. Enter the keyword apps in the search box
  3. Click Apps & features to open the window shown directly belowApps & features tab windows 10 calculator missing
  4. Select the Calculator
  5. Click Advanced options to open the options shown directly belowReset button windows 10 calculator missing
  6. Press the Reset button, and click Reset again to confirm
  7. Restart Windows

5. Reset Windows 10

  1. Enter reset in Windows 10’s search utility
  2. Click Reset this PC to open the Settings window as in the snapshot directly belowThe Get started button windows 10 calculator missing
  3. Select the Get started option.Reset this PC window windows 10 calculator missing
  4. Select the Keep my files option
  5. Click the Next and Reset buttons to confirm

Need more info on how to factory reset your PC? Read this article and find out everything you need to know.

Note that you’ll need to reinstall third-party software after resetting the OS. You can also reinstall Windows 10 with the Windows Media Creation Tool.

Select the Upgrade this PC Now option in the Media Creation Tool to reinstall Windows 10 with both your own files and apps retained.

So, that’s how users can restore a missing Calculator app in Windows 10. Remember, however, that there are numerous Windows Calculator app alternatives on the MS Store, such as Calculator X8.

So, you don’t necessarily really need to restore the default Calculator app.

Do you use Windows 10’s Calculator app, or do you have any third-party software? Tell us about your preferences in the comment section below.

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