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Snip and Sketch not working: 7 Fixes

Snip and Sketch is a native Windows tool from Microsoft which can be used to take screenshots. The tool integrates well with Windows and works fine more often than not. However, just like everything tech, the tool also runs into some issues from time to time.

In this article, we’re talking about a few fixes to help you get the tool up and running again. 


Restart your PC

Restarting your PC can help fix many seemingly random issues with Windows, including issues with any programs that you might be facing. So if you’re experiencing issues with Snip and Sketch, try restarting your PC. 

Also read: How to repair Windows 10 using DISM tool?


Reset the program

Try resetting the Snip and Sketch program to check if it’s working. 

Step 1: Press Windows key + X and click on Apps and Features. 

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Step 2: Find Snip and Sketch in the list and click on Advanced Features. 

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Step 3: Click on the Reset button to reset the program. 

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Check if Snip and Sketch is working now.


Reinstall the program

If resetting didn’t help, try removing the program and installing it again to see if that resolves your issue. 

Step 1: Press Windows key + X and click on Apps and Features. 

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Step 2: Find Snip and Sketch in the list and click Uninstall. 

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Now reinstall the program from the Microsoft Store and check if that resolves your issue. 

Also read: What is Windows modules installer worker? How to fix its high CPU usage?


Run the Windows App troubleshooter

Windows 10 has a bunch of really useful troubleshooters that can fix several issues with your PC.

Step 1: Press the Windows key and search for Troubleshooters. Click the corresponding search result. 

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Step 2: Click on Additional Troubleshooters.

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Step 3: Scroll down and run the Windows Apps Troubleshooter.

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Reset Windows Store

Resetting the Windows Store through the command prompt can also help fix such issues. 

Step 1: Press Windows key + X and click on Command Prompt (admin).

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Step 2: Type WSreset.exe and hit enter.

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Restart your computer and try again.

Also read: How to turn off auto-lock in Windows 10?


Re-register Windows Store apps

Try re-registering Windows Store apps to see if that helps you. You will get a lot of red error messages. You can safely ignore them.

Step 1: Press the Windows key and search for Powershell. Click the corresponding search result and launch it as administrator. 

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Step 2: Type the following command and press enter.

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
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Restart your PC and try again. 


Reinstall Windows App Store

Reinstalling the Windows App store can help eliminate any corrupt files or data that might be causing issues with the Snip and Sketch program not working. 

Step 1: Press the Windows key and search for Powershell. Click the corresponding search result and launch it as administrator. 

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Step 2: Type the following command to remove the Windows Store and press enter.

Get-AppxPackage -allusers *WindowsStore* | Remove-AppxPackage
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Step 3: Type the following command to reinstall the Windows Store and press enter.

Get-AppxPackage -allusers *WindowsStore* | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}
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Restart your PC and try again. 

Also read: How to fix ‘Chrome not opening Windows 10’ error?

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