Microsoft’s universal Windows platform applications use the .Appx, .AppxBundle or .EAppxBundle file format. They were created to being installed from the Windows Store, but Windows 10 allows you to do it from anywhere.
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You can only install .Appx, .EAppxBundle or .AppxBundle software if sideloading is enabled on your Windows 10 PC. Sideloading is enabled by default starting with the November Update, but sideloading may be disabled on some devices.
To check if sideloading is enabled, go to Settings > Update & Security > For Developers. Also you can just open Start, type “Developer” and click on “Developer settings” .
Install an .Appx, .AppxBundle or .EAppxBundle Package Using the Graphical Installer
On Windows 10’s Anniversary Update, Microsoft added “App Installer” tool that allows you to install .Appx, .EAppxBundle or .AppxBundle applications graphically. To install them, just click twice on the package.
Can’t you install it? No problem, follow the method exposed bellow.
Install an .Appx, .AppxBundle or .EAppxBundle Package With PowerShell
To install a package with PowerShell follow the next steps.
1. Run PowerShell as administrator. To do this you just got to search “windows powershell” and use right click.
2. Copy the package path. You can take it from the topbar and add the filename at the end.
3. Run the following code on Windows PowerShell:
Add-AppxPackage -Path "THE PATH YOU COPIED"
It may take time depending on the file size so do not be impatient.
*If It throws an error, down below you can find some fixes to common errors.
Once it ends you can find the final folder on your local disk under the folder WindowsApps.
Fix to common errors
It is normal get an error while we are trying to unpackage a appx/appxbundle/eappxbundle file. Here you got fixes to most common errors installing packages.
PC out of space
When your PC is running out of space you want to keep apps in a separate location.
1. Open Storage settings
2. Click on “Change where new content is saved”
3. Change the location where apps are saved
Access to files denied
If the files inside appx/appxbundle/eappxbundle package are encrypted you will have to follow the next steps to get access.