program a PIC with PICKIT 3
Microchip do provide a tool called 'MPLAB X IPE' which can program the PICs together with their 'MPLAB IDE'. You can download the tool here https://www.microchip.com/en-us/tools-resources/develop/mplab-x-ide
During the installation process you can decide if you want to install both IDE & IPE or IPE only.
The tool can work with the original Microchip Pickit3 but do work also with the clones offered at Aliexpress.
If this fails with the error message shown in the picture, check power settings again (they sometimes get lost) and repeat the step.