MSIX PowerShell Cmdlets
MSIX uses the same PowerShell cmdlets available for AppX packages. Let’s go through some of them with a few examples
To install an MSIX from Powershell run the command:
Add-AppxPackage -path "C:\Caphyon\MyApp.msix"
The same command works for MSIX bundles as well
Add-AppxPackage -path “C:\Caphyon\MyBundle.msixbundle”
To remove an MSIX from powershell you can use
Remove-AppxPackage -Package "Caphyon.MyApp_22.214.171.124_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe"
The removable package name is composed like Vendor.AppName_Version_Build_Hash, where Build can be neutral or X64. To remove the MSIX from all users you can use
Remove-AppxPackage -Package "Caphyon.MyApp_126.96.36.199_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe" -AllUsers .
To remove it from all users you need to run the command as an administrator.
If you want to find additional information about a package, you can use
Get-AppxPackage -name “Caphyon.MyApp”
This returns multiple fields, like for example, the PackageFullName.You can use this to run the uninstall command mentioned above. If you want to find out all the MSIX/Appx packages installed you can use Get-AppxPackage, or you can use Get-AppxPackage -User “Domain\Username” to get all the packages installed for a specific user.
By default, all the MSIX/Appx packages are installed in %ProgramFiles%\WindowsApps, but you can change that in a few simple steps. First, if you need, you can add a new Appx volume with Add-AppxVolume -Path "E:\WindowsApps"
It’s necessary to specify \WindowsApps after the volume you choose.
After you added the new Volume you can set it as default using Set-AppxDefaultVolume -Volume E:\.Now all your MSIX/Appx packages are installed by default in E:\WindowsApps.
With the new volumes in place you can move installed MSIX packages by using
Move-AppxPackage -Package "Caphyon.MyApp_188.8.131.52_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe" -Volume E:\
To dismount a volume you can use Dismount-AppxVolume -Volume E:\
To remove a volume use Remove-AppxVolume -Volume E:\
If you dismount a volume you cannot use the installed applications on that location
You cannot remove a volume if any user has applications left on that location. You must first move/remove them.
For more cmdlets visit https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/appx/?view=win10-ps