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Outdated Files version installed from winget. Unknown Files version installed from msstore

See original GitHub issue

What’s the Problem?

Installing Files from winget installs Files Installing Files from msstore installs latest Files, but with unknown Files version information in msstore (not in the Files app)


  • Update Files in winget
  • Tag proper version in msstore


No idea


Capability Priority
This proposal will allow developers to have better package management in package repositories Must

Files Version


Windows Version

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.22000.194]

Additional comment

Install log:

PS C:\Users\ayams> winget install files --source winget
Found Files - Preview [Files-Community.Files] Version
This application is licensed to you by its owner.
Microsoft is not responsible for, nor does it grant any licenses to, third-party packages.

PS C:\Users\ayams> winget install 9NGHP3DX8HDX --source msstore
Found Files - File Manager for Windows [9NGHP3DX8HDX] Version Unknown
This package is provided through Microsoft Store. winget may need to acquire the package from Microsoft Store on behalf of the current user.
Version: Unknown
Publisher: Yair A
Publisher Support Url:
Description: Files is a powerful and efficient file manager. Its has features like multiple tabs, panes, columns, shell extensions and tags.

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 2 years ago
  • Reactions:1
  • Comments:5 (2 by maintainers)

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

ditekcommented, Oct 23, 2021

Pipeline succeeds now ( It now gets v0.9.1.0 for some reason.

> winget show -e Files-Community.Files
Found Files [Files-Community.Files]
yaira2commented, Oct 5, 2021

Maybe could you link the PR here so we can see the progress?

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