Windows 10 Store error : You’ll need a new app to open this ms-windows-store

After recent windows 10 version 1803 upgrade, while open windows store its fails to open with error ” You’ll need a new app to open this ms-windows-store“. Due to this error message you are unable to open windows store, nor Download/install new applications from Microsoft store. There are various reasons that can cause the issue but the most common are corrupt Windows Store cache files, Problem with your local/Microsoft user account, System files get corrupted while upgrade process, may an update bug causing the issue.

Fix You’ll need a new app to open this ms-windows-store

Whatever the reason behind this problem, here some solutions you may apply to fix the issue and get back windows 10 store working normally. Before applying solutions below first of all make sure your system has installed the latest windows updates. And as Microsoft recommend you are login windows 10 with Microsoft user account.

  1. Reset store app cache by running WSReset.exe command, Press Windows + R type WSReset.exe and ok.
  2. If you’ve any third-party software like anti-virus installed, try uninstalling it for a while and see if it helps.
  3. Run the System File Checker or DISM commands to check and fix system file corruption which might cause this issue.
  4. Create a new user account and test Store app on that. If Store works there, you can try using that account and import your stuff from old account to it.

Run Windows Store App Troubleshooter

Windows 10 has a build in Store app troubleshooter And running this tool scan your computer, identify the problems and attempt to fix the issues automatically. We recommend to run the Store app troubleshooter from Settings -> update & security -> troubleshooting -> select windows store apps -> and run the Troubleshooter as shown below image. Let the troubleshooter check and fix if any problem preventing windows store to open. After complete the troubleshooting process restart windows and open windows store on next login check its working properly?

Windows store apps troubleshooter
Windows store apps troubleshooter

Reset Windows Store app

With Windows 10 Anniversary update v1607 Microsoft Added option to reset all build in apps to its default setup. WSReset.exe Also Reset the windows store but this option is more advanced. where it clear cache, clear all customization & changes and reset the Windows store app to its default setup as freshly installed.

Open Settings > Apps > Apps & features. Under Apps & features, using the Search this list bar, search for Windows Store. Now select windows store and click on the Advanced options link to open the following panel. Click on Reset to reset the Windows Store. Restart your computer and see if it has helped.

Reset Microsoft Store windows 10
Reset Microsoft Store Windows 10

Re-register the Windows Store apps

Re-register the windows store apps is another useful fix you must apply to fix “You’ll need a new app to open this ms-windows-store ” on Windows 10. To do this type ‘powershell’ in Start Search and right-click on the Windows Powershell which appears in the results, and select Run as administrator.

Now enter the following script in the Powershell window and hit Enter:

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

Let the script run and then after restarting the system, and open windows store it helps?

Reinstall the Windows Store

If all above solutions fail to fix the problem and still getting error “You’ll need a new app to open this ms-windows-store ” while open windows 10 store? let’s follow steps below to reinstall the Microsoft store.

Right click on windows 10 start menu select Powershell (admin ) now Copy the following form below and right click in Powershell to paste > Enter To uninstall Windows store app And restart windows.

Get-AppxPackage -allusers *WindowsStore* | Remove-AppxPackage

uninstall windows 10 Store
uninstall Windows 10 Store

Again on next login open powershell (admin) Copy the following form below and right click in Powershell to paste

Get-AppxPackage -allusers *WindowsStore* | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

Reinstall or re-register default Windows apps in Windows 10
re-install windows store app

Press Enter key to execute the command after that Reboot your computer. Now on next login check this time you are able to open Windows store normally and working as it previously.

Did this solutions helped to fix windows store app problem “You’ll need a new app to open this ms-windows-store ” ? Let us know which option worked for you if face any difficulty while applying these solutions feel free to discuss on comments. Also Read Solved: Nearby Sharing Feature Not Working In Windows 10 version 1803.