How to Uninstall and Reinstall Snip & Sketch in Windows 10

Snip & Sketch is a useful screen capture tool that allows you to crop screenshots and mark them up with ink and highlights. If Snip & Sketch doesn’t launch on your Windows 10 system, uninstall and reinstall the app. This article explains how to do so.

Note: The Snip & Sketch tool has been merged with the Snipping Tool in Windows 11, but the Snip & Sketch tool app is still available in Windows 10. As of this post, the latest Windows 10 Version is 22H2, and the newest build is 19045.4170.

Uninstall and Reinstall Snip & Sketch in Windows 10

1] Reinstalling Snip & Sketch using PowerShell

This option reinstalls Snip & Sketch without uninstalling the package.

From admin PowerShell, run the following command:

get-appxpackage -allusers Microsoft.ScreenSketch | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

This reinstalls Snip & Sketch.

If the above doesn’t fix the issue, uninstall Snip & Sketch and reinstall it from the Microsoft Store. Follow the steps below.

2] Uninstall Snip & Sketch

Click Start, and type “sketch“.

In the Start search results, right-click Snip & Sketch and choose Uninstall.

snip & sketch uninstall

(Or you may open Settings → Apps → Apps & Features. Search for “Snip & Sketch” and uninstall it.)

3] Reinstall Snip & Sketch

To reinstall Snip & Sketch, open the Microsoft Store app, search for “snipping tool,” and install it. This installs “Snip & Sketch” on Windows 10 systems. On Windows 11, it installs the new Snipping Tool.

Snipping Tool store app. It installs Snip & Sketch on Windows 10

tips bulb iconNote: The new Snipping Tool is available only on Windows 11. If you’re using Windows 10, Snip & Sketch will download to your PC instead.

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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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