How to Fix Windows 10 Calculator Missing (and More)

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How to Fix Windows 10 Calculator Missing Issue

Here are some solutions you can try if you have Windows 10 calculator missing issue.

Solution 1

Update your Windows 10 calculator app.

You need to go to the Microsoft Store and see if there are any updates to the calculator app. Update it if there is any.

Solution 2

See if your Windows 10 PC is up to date. Else do so.

Solution 3

Try the “Windows Store Apps” troubleshooter. The “Not working” section of this post has the steps to find it.

Solution 4

You need to run the SFC scan on your PC. Let’s see how to run it.

Open the elevated Command Prompt. Type the following and press the “Enter” key: sfc /scannow

After the scan, restart your PC.

Solution 5

Reset the calculator app.

Solution 6

Reinstall the calculator app.

How to Create a Calculator Shortcut in Windows 10

Look at the steps to create a calculator shortcut on your Windows 10 desktop or File Explorer.

Right-click on the blank space of the desktop or File Explorer. Move the mouse over “New.”

Click on “Shortcut” located under “Folder.” In the pop-up, type calc and press the Next button.

Now enter the name of the shortcut if you dislike the suggested name. Click the “Finish” button.

How to Fix Windows 10 Calculator Not Working Issue

Here are some solutions you can try if your Windows 10 calculator is not working.

Solution 1

Update your Windows 10 calculator application.

You need to go to the Microsoft Store and see if there are any updates for the calculator. Update it if there is any.

Solution 2

See if your Windows 10 PC is up to date. Else do so.

Solution 3

Open the Task Manager. Find the “Runtime Broker” process and end it. Repeat the above step for all instances (if any) of the “Runtime Broker” process.

Solution 4

Try the troubleshooter “Windows Store Apps.” Here are the steps to find it:

Launch Settings. Enter windows store in the search box. Click on the search result, and you will see the troubleshooter.

Solution 5

You need to run SFC and DISM scans on your PC. First, run the SFC scan and then check if the calculator is working. If not, try the DISM scan.

Let’s see how to perform the SFC scan.

Open the elevated Command Prompt. Type the following and press the “Enter” key: sfc /scannow

After the scan, restart your PC.

Let’s see how to perform the DISM scan.

Launch Command Prompt as administrator. Enter the following command and press the “Enter” key:DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

Solution 6

Reset the calculator app.

Solution 7

Reinstall the calculator app.

How to Reinstall Calculator in Windows 10

Let us see two unique methods to reinstall the calculator in Windows 10.

Method #1

You can reinstall the calculator app from the Microsoft Store app.

Method #2

Launch PowerShell as administrator. Enter the following command and then press the “Enter” key.

This is the command: Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers

Find the “Name : Microsoft.WindowsCalculator.”

Copy the “PackageFullName” you find below.

Enter the following command and then press the “Enter” key.

This is the command: Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\copiedPackageFullName\appxmanifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode

Replace copiedPackageFullName with the previously copied “PackageFullName” in the command above.

Where to Find Calculator in Windows 10

Method #1

Open the Start menu. Type calc. In the search results, click on the Calculator app.

Method #2

Use the command calc in one of the following programs to open the calculator.

  • Run Command Box
  • Command Prompt
  • PowerShell
  • Task Manager (To use the command, click on File > Run new task)
  • Address toolbar
  • File Explorer address bar

Method #3

Press Windows key to open the Start menu. Click on “Calculator” in the “C” section.

Method #4

Go to C: > Windows > System32 folder where the executable file of the calculator is located.

Double-click on the “calc.exe” file.

How to Reset Calculator in Windows 10

Right-click on the Start button.

Select “Apps and Features,” above the “Mobility Center.”

Find the “Calculator” and then press it.

Click on “Advanced options.”

Locate and click the “Reset” button.

Click “Reset” in the confirmation pop-up.

How to Uninstall Calculator in Windows 10

Let us see two different ways to uninstall the calculator in Windows 10.

Method #1

Open the Start menu. Type calc. Right-click on the “Calculator” app and then press “Uninstall.”

Click “Uninstall” in the confirmation pop-up.

Method #2

Open PowerShell as administrator. Enter the following command and then press the “Enter” key.

This is the command: Get-AppxPackage *windowscalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage

Frequently Asked Questions

How to find the calculator version in Windows 10?

Method #1

Launch the calculator app. Hit the three vertical lines on the upper left. Hit “About.” You can see the version now.

Method #2

Open the Start menu. Type calc. Press the “Down Arrow” in the right pane.” Click on the “App settings” option.

In the “Specifications” section you can see the version.