Managing MSIX apps (like a hero)
Be the hero of your MSIX apps
View your installed apps, install, remove and execute them. See icons, localized app names and descriptions and much more information.
Install unpacked, unsigned apps
Leveraging Windows 10 Developer Mode, MSIX Hero can quickly install apps from loose files (unpacked AppxManifest.xml)
Manage APPX volumes
List, add, remove, mount or dismount AppxVolumes. Set up the default one for all future MSIX installations.
Apps installed via .appinstaller can be automatically updated. For Store apps, a link to UWP settings is provided.
Install and remove for all users
You can install (provision) and uninstall (deprovision) apps for all users. Provisioned apps are also highlighted in the app list.
Check installation status
MSIX Hero shows which users have installed the selected app in the package information sidebar.
Change installation folder
If more than one volume is available, MSIX Hero can move already existing packages between the available volumes.
View nested dependencies
See package dependencies, relations between add-ons, main packages and minimum versions of OS supported.
Troubleshooting (like a hero)
Troubleshoot like a hero
Invoke custom and predefined tools in package context. Access real raw paths and directories. Read MSIX Logs. Mount registry files (win32 apps).
Understand PSF and redirections
JSON-based definition of PSF can be tricky. MSIX Hero can interpret it and display app properties in a nice, human-friendly form.
Prepare your machine for MSIX repackaging by disabling unwanted services and processes, enable sideloading and developer settings, install third-party apps.
App dependencies (both system and target packages) are displayed using human-friendly, localized names for a better understanding.
Detect packaging tools
For installed apps, MSIX Hero determines the tool used to package them. It currently supports Visual Studio, MSIX Packaging Tool, Advanced Installer and RayPack.
Analyze update impacts
The differential updating of MSIX packages can save a lot of unnecessary traffic. With MSIX Hero, you can check upfront how much has changed and needs to be redownloaded upon the update.
Creating and deriving (like a hero)
Easy start with code signing
For newcomers, several functions make the first contact with MSIX easier, from creating, through importing to re-signing of packages with a few mouse clicks.
Pack and unpack apps
Extraction and compressing of app folders is an easy task. MSIX Hero supports you with signing and several options of command line SDK, directly from its UI.
Create winget manifests
Easy to use editor and generator of YAML manifests, for all types of supported executables (MSIX, APPX, EXE etc.)
Prepare for MSIX app attach
MSIX Hero can take your existing MSIX packages and create VHD images with necessary PowerShell scripts for an easy start into VDI capabilities from MSIX app attach.
Create and edit .appinstaller files
MSIX Hero has a built-in editor of .appinstaller files, which can also open and change existing files. All Windows 10 features are supported.
Create modification packages
Simple modification packages with files and registries can be created with ease, either with UI or using silent CLI.