Fix Microsoft store not working in windows 10 (5 Quick Solutions)

Microsoft store not working or not opening after recent windows 10 Upgrade. This is mostly because the Microsoft store cache may be damaged or corrupted while the upgrade process. Here 5 Effective solutions to fix most of Windows 10 Store problems such as “Microsoft store not working”, Microsoft store not opening, Microsoft store not downloading apps, windows store closes when clicking on an app, Microsoft store crashes, Or apps not updating, etc.

Microsoft Store not working

Microsoft Store The official marketplace to download apps, games on windows 10. But sometimes due to windows update bugs, corrupted system files, corrupted Microsoft store components This will start misbehaving such store fails to open, Microsoft store open and close suddenly, etc. If you are suffering from this problem here are some of the most effective methods for you to solve this problem.

Frist sign out from the current user account, restart the PC, and login to either the administrator account or the Microsoft account to check if that helps.

If you have recently installed a security suite on your system, that might be preventing Windows 10 App Store from working. So try disabling the anti-virus and then check if Microsoft Store starts working for you.

Disable Proxy: Click the Start button, then the cog “Settings” icon. In the Settings window click “Network & Internet Proxy” in the pane on the left, and then make sure the “Use a proxy server” slider is switched off.

Install any pending updates on the PC to check, if that helps. (Settings -> update & Security -> windows update-> check for updates ) Updates are additions to software that can help prevent or fix problems, improve how your computer works, or enhance your computing experience.

Run the Windows 10 Store app troubleshooter ( settings -> update & security -> Troubleshoot -> Microsoft store app) And let windows automatically identify and fix some problems with apps and the Store.

Clearing the cache of the Store can help resolve issues with installing or updating apps. To do this press Windows + R, type wsreset.exe, and click OK. A blank Command Prompt window will open, but rest assured that it’s clearing the cache. After about ten seconds the window will close and the Store will open automatically.

Reset Windows 10 store To Default 

Reset Microsoft store to its default configuration is the best way to fix most of the store app-related problems. Which Clear their Cache Data And Essentially Making them like New And Fresh. WSReset Command Also clear and Reset the Store Cache but Reset is The Advanced options like this will clear all your preference, login details, settings so on and Set Microsoft Store To its Default Setup.

To do this Open setting -> Apps and Features,” then scroll down to “Store’ in your list of Apps & Features. Click it, then click “Advanced Options,” and in the new window click Reset. You’ll receive a warning that you’ll lose data on this app. Click “Reset” again, and you’re done.

Reset Microsoft store

Reset Windows Update Components

If you’re having trouble updating the Store or the apps themselves, you should try resetting the Windows Update components. And there’s an official troubleshooter for that! You can grab the right version directly from Microsoft, depending on your operating system, from their support page.

Then Run the troubleshooter and click Next to progress through the stages. It’ll automatically detect and fix any problems, if possible. If this doesn’t do then Open windows services ( press windows + R, type services.msc and ok ). Look for a service named Windows Update, Right click on it and select stop. Do the same with BITS service.

Now navigate to C:\Windows and rename the folder named software distribution to software distribution.old. Again open windows services and start the services ( windows update, BITS ) which you stopped previously. Restart windows This will not only fix Microsoft store problems also fix most of the windows update related problems.

Reinstall Microsoft Store app

If applying the above solutions does not fix your problem simply reinstall the Microsoft store app by following the steps below. Which may be helpful for you.

To reinstall Microsoft Store in Windows 10, start PowerShell as Administrator. Click Start, type Powershell. In the search results, right-click “PowerShell” and click Run as administrator. In the PowerShell window, type the following command and press enter.

Get-Appxpackage –Allusers

Then scroll down locate the entry of the app that you want to reinstall and copy the package name. ( locate the Store, and then take note of its PackageFullName.)

get store app ID

Then perform the command below to completely reinstall the Microsoft store app.

Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\PackageFullName\appxmanifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode

Note: replace the PackageFullName with the Store’s PackageFullName that you took note of before.

reinstall Microsoft store

Also you can run the command below to completely refresh/ reinstall all windows apps include the Microsoft Store app.

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

Reinstall or re-register default Windows apps in Windows 10

After executing the command restart your PC and check did you find your missing Microsoft store app, There are no more problems with the windows 10 store.

Tweak windows registry editor for Connection Errors

This tweak is very helpful if you’re getting a connection error when launching the store, downloading an app, or updating an app.

Press Windows + R, type regedit, and ok to open the windows registry editor window. Now first Backup Registry database then navigate to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles

Right click on Profiles, select Permissions, then click Advanced. Tick Replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permission entries from this object then click apply and OK. After that restart windows and open Microsoft , store checks its working properly.

connection error Microsoft store

Create New User Account

This is another effective way to fix Microsoft store problems. Simply add another Microsoft account / Create a new user account by following the steps mentioned below and see if the problem persists:

To do this navigate to  Settings/>Accounts/>Your Account/> Family & other users.

On the right pane, click Add someone else to this PC under Other users. If you have another Microsoft account try to use that or else follow the steps to sign-up for new and switch to a new Microsoft account. Sign-out from the old one and log in with a new Microsoft account. Once you’re sign-in with a new User Profile, then please workaround and check if it helps you.

If you don’t have a Microsoft account simply open the command prompt as administrator. Type net user username password /add 

Note: Replace username = your username, Password = password for the user account.

command to create new user account 

Log off from the current user account and login with the newly created user account to check the store app working properly.

That’s all, Now I am sure applying these solutions, fix your Microsoft store not working or other related problems. If you have your own tip to help fix Microsoft Store or app issue, feel free to share it in the comments section. Also, Read

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