Fix: Can’t Print from Store Apps; Print Dialog Disappears

After reinstalling or resetting Windows 11, you may be unable to print from modern apps — e.g., Photos, Snipping Tool, Notepad, Windows Mail, etc.

When the Print button is clicked or Ctrl + P is used, the print dialogue box may appear on the screen briefly before disappearing suddenly. Performing the following steps may not resolve the issue.

  • Restarting Windows.
  • Restarting the printer.
  • Restarting the Spooler service.
  • Reset and repair the corresponding Store app.
  • Re-registering all the Store apps using PowerShell.
  • Sfc /Scannow
  • Changing the default print to Microsoft Print to PDF.

However, the test pages may print fine. And the classic desktop programs may print correctly.


The above issue occurs if the modern print dialog application is corrupt. To resolve the issue, open PowerShell and run the following command:

Get-AppxPackage *PrintDialog* | Reset-AppxPackage

If that doesn’t help, reinstall the package using the following command:

Get-AppxPackage *PrintDialog* | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

If none of the above steps helps, revert to the classic Print dialog if you’re using Windows 11 22H2. For more information, check out the article Restore the Legacy Print Dialog in Windows 11 22H2.

That should resolve the issue.

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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded in 2005.

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