I just had a weird issue where some apps got messed up on my Windows 8 PC at work. They disappeared. I went onto the Windows Store to re-install them but according to the store:
You already own this app
Sure, I might “own” it, but it’s not installed. How do I fix that?
It’s not obvious but there is a way to sort it out in the Windows Store:
- Open the Windows Store.
- Left click or swipe from the top, and click/touch Your Apps.
- In the top left change Apps Not Installed On This PC to Apps Installed On <Name Of Device>. This is because the store thinks that the app is actually installed.
- Click/touch the app(s) that is missing.
- In the bottom, click Install. This is … a repair I suppose.
Bob’s your uncle!
Note: This does not seem to work with the default Microsoft apps. I don’t have a solution for this yet.