Microsoft Photos Enhance Error

Has the enhance function in your Microsoft Photos App stopped working? It did for me for a few months. How did I fix it? Well, let’s take a look at why it might have stopped working.

1. There was a bug.

And if so, a Windows Update might come along later to fix it.

2. Your Photos app destroyed itself.

If so, you have to reset or reinstall the app. Try re-registering it first with PowerShell.

Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.Windows.Photos | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

And if it doesn’t work, uninstall and reinstall using PowerShell.

get-appxpackage Microsoft.Windows.Photos | remove-appxpackage

Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.Windows.Photos | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”

3. You need the Photos Media Engine package.

This is the one that worked for me. Go to the Microsoft Store and install the app. Here is the link:


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