How to Fix Paint 3D not Working in Windows 10?

Paint 3D is an application that comes bundled with a Windows 10 installation. However, many users have faced various issues with this application. It is an upgrade and improvement towards the previous Paint application. Paint 3D has a variety of options and as the name indicates, it has the capability of 3D editing. On the contrary, the issues with an application range from the application not opening to issues with imports and exports. Windows 10 Paint 3D not working is a sync issue as well as a corrupt files issue.

Paint 3D error

Furthermore, some users have also reported error messages like “There’s a problem with Paint 3D. Contact your system administrator about repairing or reinstalling it.” The error code 0x803F8001 with the error message “Paint 3D is not currently available in your account” appears due to a sync issue.

Reset application

One method is to reset the application. This method can be used in any case. Paint 3D not working can present a “Paint 3D is not currently available in your account” error message. This message can be both due to a sync issue or the files may have become corrupt. In any case, this is one of the first solutions you should try. Basically, this method resets all data of the application, removing any potentially corrupt or buggy files.

  1. First, press the Windows key. Then, type Settings and press Enter.
  2. On the Settings main page click on Apps.
  3. Afterward, navigate to the Apps and Features.
    Apps and Features
  4. Then, in the search bar type Paint 3D.
    Paint 3D settings
  5. Click on the application block that appears and click on Advanced Settings.
    Click on Advanced Options
  6. Scroll down and click on the Reset Then click Reset on the option that appears.
    Click on Reset
  7. Restart your device.

Hopefully, this will resolve your issue.

Reinstall the Application

If the error cannot be fixed by resetting the application, it is suggested to completely uninstall the app, and then reinstall it. Moreover, doing so will remove any files which have been causing issues with the application. To uninstall and reinstall the application

  1. First, press the Windows key and type in Windows PowerShell. Then, click on Run as Administrator.
    Windows PowerShell
  2. Then, type the following command and press enter
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.MSPaint | Remove-AppxPackage
Windows PowerShell Command
  1. This will uninstall the application.
  2. To reinstall, visit the Microsoft Store and install Paint 3D from there.

This will hopefully resolve the issue.


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