How to Reset Microsoft Store or Clear Windows Store Cache

One of the new features in Windows 11/10 is downloading Windows Store apps. You may often encounter issues where Windows Store apps download freezes halfway or when you try to install or update it on your Windows 11/10/8.1 PC; it does not work.

the ShopMicrosoft is a more important aspect for Windows 11 due to upcoming Android app support. You may often encounter issues where downloading apps from Microsoft Store gets stuck halfway or when you try to install or update it on your Windows 11 PC; it does not work.

Repair or Reset Microsoft Store via Settings

Windows 11

When it comes to resetting the Microsoft Store, all you have to do is run the Settings the application by applying on the Touch Windows + I. From there, click Apps > Apps and Featuresthen scroll down until you find Microsoft Store in the list.

Click on the three points button, then choose Advanced options. Scroll down again and click Resetand that’s all.

Windows 10

Reset Microsoft Store

Reset ShopMicrosoftopen Settings > Apps > Apps & features > Search Microsoft Store > Advanced options > Use the Reset button.

POINT: Windows 11/10 also allows you to reset Microsoft Store apps through Settings.

Clear Windows Store cache with WSReset.exe

To reset Microsoft Store cache, you can use Windows Settings or use the built-in command line tool called WSReset.exe.

Clear Windows Store cache with WSReset.exe

Run CMD as administrator, shown WSReset.exe and press Enter.

Otherwise, in the Start Search field, type wsreset.exe. On the result that appears, right click and select Execute as administrator.

An order prompt window will open. After a while, the Windows Store will open. You may (or may not) see the following confirmation message:

The store cache has been cleared. You can now browse the Store for apps.

It will then take you back to the Windows Store. Now try installing or updating apps or downloading new apps and see if it works as it should.

Why reset and clear Microsoft Store cache?

There are many reasons why you might have disabled the Microsoft Store to its default state. You see, there are times when the store isn’t working as it should, or maybe one or more apps are affected. Now, there are other ways to fix issues with the Microsoft Store, but resetting and clearing the cache are the best of the bunch.

If you receive an error-

Windows cannot find ‘ms-windows-store:PurgeCaches’. make sure you entered the name correctly, then try again,

you need to re-register the Windows Store app by running the following command in an elevated command prompt window:

powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRootWinStoreAppxManifest.xml

Incidentally, our freeware FixWin 10 allows you to reset the Windows Store Cache with one click. If that doesn’t help, you may be able to repair your corrupted Windows image or component store using DISM.

Associated conferences:

  1. Repair Windows Store apps
  2. Windows Store does not open.


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