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How to restore Windows Store in Windows 10 after removing it with PowerShell

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Almost all users are removing all bundled Windows 10 apps because they are very poorly made and are practically of no use on a PC with mouse and keyboard. You can remove all the bundled apps at once as we showed earlier. Or you can remove apps individually. If you removed all apps and lost the Windows Store app as well, you might be unable to install new apps. Here is how to restore and reinstall Windows Store in Windows 10 after removing it with PowerShell.

To restore and reinstall Windows Store in Windows 10 after removing it with PowerShell, you need to do the following:

  1. Run PowerShell as Administrator.
    Open the Start menu (press Win key on the keyboard) and type Powershell. When it comes up in the search results, right click on it and choose "Run as administrator". Or you can also press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open it as administrator. Opening PowerShell as administrator is important, otherwise, the commands you run will fail: windows 10 powershell run as administrator
  2. Type the following command in the PowerShell console:
    Get-Appxpackage -Allusers
  3. In the output, locate the Microsoft.WindowsStore entry. It was the last one for me. Look for the text PackageFamilyName. Windows 10 restore windows store
    Then run this PowerShell command, still elevated, replacing the ****** with the PackageFileName from above:

    Add-AppxPackage -register "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\******\AppxManifest.xml" -DisableDevelopmentMode

    For example, in my case it should be:

    Add-AppxPackage -register "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml" -DisableDevelopmentMode

    This will put back the Store app. You can then install new apps that you actually need such as games without the useless pre-loaded apps for which desktop apps are a far better alternative.

    If you get the error "access denied" or something like that, you might need to take ownership of the WindowsApps folder. See the article on How to take ownership and get full access to files and folders in Windows 10.

    Thanks to our reader "Greg" for sharing this tip.

149 thoughts on “How to restore Windows Store in Windows 10 after removing it with PowerShell

  1. MDJ

    I don‘t think that it‘s correct to say that almost all of us remove bundled apps since some of them can be quite useful. What is more, even when people aren’t keen on apps installed by default most of users aren’t aware of how to remove them. Anyway, if Windows Store can be restored with just a simple command then following previous tutorial people probably aren’t actually removing apps, just hiding from their sight.

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    1. the emerald empire

      this sucks it don’t even work

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      1. ShadowTech2008

        I have found a fix for this issue. Please let me know if this works for you. Thus far I have confirmed on over 15 machines

        http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-windows_store/windows-8-app-store-cant-connect-to-the-internet/bb7d155f-c95b-4abc-ba33-bed223653634?page=6

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  2. fsociety

    Sadly the Store does not even appear in the list after running “Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers” I tried restoring the folder from another computer but I get an error. Guess I am gonna have to do a refresh :(

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    1. MDJ

      Perhaps creating a new user account would solve the problem, even though it wouldn‘t be the best solution.

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    2. ian

      refresh makes it worse

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  3. Gary KIng

    It would be nice if you can incorporate this in the the remove all apps but The Store. I cannot get this to work.

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  4. please help

    How do I get rid of the buttons that are next to the time? Like the notifications button, keyboard, language switcher etc??

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      I just performed the “crop” operation in GIMP.

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      1. Jeff

        The problem with this article is simple (I figured it out ’cause I’m a genius ;)
        It’s basically a typo on the author’s part.
        “For example, in my case it should be:
        Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode
        HOWEVER, HE FORGOT A PART OF THE COMMAND HIGHLIGHTED IN YELLOW:
        …WindowsStore (here’s the missed part) _2015.8.3.0_x64__
        So in his case it should be:
        Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.8.3.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode
        NOTE THE DOUBLE UNDERLINE AFTER x64!

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        1. Luke

          Hi, I ran everything exactly how you said, and even saw that you left out the spot for the date. But, it says “To install this application you need either a Windows developer license or a sideloading-enabled system.” Do you have any fix for this? Please help

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          1. Jeff

            Hi Luke!
            So you want to go into Windows Settings (I just search for “developer mode”), choose “For developers settings”, and select “Sideload apps”.
            Let me know if it works!

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          2. Jeff

            PS I was hoping the OP/Admin would place my correction/comments in the main article, or pin to the top of the posting section. Please do so! :)

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  5. Gary KIng

    I cannot get the store back, it does not even show up on the list

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    1. ShadowTech2008

      Microsoft Support Hosed my profile, once I found that the store app was no longer present I had to create a new Local account, transfer all my files to the new account, log in with the new account, then delete the old account, then in the new account I went in to my settings and signed in with my Microsoft account. Then I followed a few steps that I have posted on Microsoft’s site.

      This is working every time.

      http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-windows_store/windows-8-app-store-cant-connect-to-the-internet/bb7d155f-c95b-4abc-ba33-bed223653634?page=6

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  6. MDJ

    It looks like that people read tutorials very inattentively since they get struggles later, after doing actions without even considering.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Indeed.

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      1. MDJ

        Write some text in red font color next time, haha.

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        1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

          It is a good idea :)

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    2. Roberto Stecca

      I probably have more experience with computers than the years you’ve lived so far and it happened to me either, so don’t be so arrogant.

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  7. Gary KIng

    Your silence on this issue is disturbing.

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  8. Jordan

    Add-AppxPackage : Cannot find path ‘C:\Program
    Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml’ because it does not exist.
    At line:1 char:1
    + Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.Win …
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (C:\Program File…ppxManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], Ite
    ndException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PathNotFound,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

    Anyone know a fix for this error?

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    1. Trev

      I think he’s mixed up familyname with fullname – try copy/pasting the info from packagefullname

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      1. Tine Marie

        Thanks Trev, I read it too quickly. Your tip worked :)

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      2. KatyDid

        I think the example causes people to input the wrong info… in the example, it shows the familyname and not the fullname :) I made this same mistake, by looking at the example.

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      3. Andrew

        I get the following error when I use the fullname:
        Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered.
        Merge Failure : error 0x80070003 : Cannot register the Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.25.24.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe package
        because there was a merge failure with the following file: C:\Program
        Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.25.24.0_neutral_split.scale-125_8wekyb3d8bbwe\resources.pri
        NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 66cfbac5-5ed3-0003-c20b-d066d35ed101 in the Event Log or use the
        command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 66cfbac5-5ed3-0003-c20b-d066d35ed101
        At line:1 char:1
        + Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.Win …
        + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (C:\Program File…ppxManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

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        1. Kuong

          I got this same error. Were you able to fix it?

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          1. Kuong

            Same error ! any solution?

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      4. Bart van Blerk

        you da mvp man, needs more upvotes

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        1. Bart van Blerk

          You need to use the full name, not the family name

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    2. Gary King

      That is the same error I get smart asses

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    3. Martin William

      run power shell as administator to avoid this error

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    4. G

      I don’t have a fix but, this is because either the path to the appxmanifest.xml is incorrect or the app folder the AppxManifest.xml file is in was removed. If you look at the last line there, PowerShell is telling you it can’t find the path.

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  9. alohq

    i can’t reinstall windows store as it didn’t show on the list, any help please?

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    1. Marla

      Same here. I have done everything that I know how to do or that I have found on here! Someone please help!

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      1. ShadowTech2008

        If the windows store app is hosed that bad you maybe facing permission issues as well as various other issues on the back-end.

        I recommend creating a new profile, migrating your old profile, then remove the old profile then log-in to your Microsoft Account (if thats what you use), then look for my post (ShadowTech2008) for the remaining steps to get the store and all of your apps working. Please use the following link

        http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-windows_store/windows-8-app-store-cant-connect-to-the-internet/bb7d155f-c95b-4abc-ba33-bed223653634?page=6

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  10. Forlorn

    What is the name of the onenote app?

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  11. darkvoid

    Before uninstall write shell:appsfolder in run command and in the opened folder make shortcuts of all apps in another folder. After uninstall just click on the shortcut you have created and the app will be reinstalled automatically. Unfortunately I don’t know how to create shortcut if the app is already uninstalled. Maybe the shortcuts are the same and you can get it from another user or virtual machine.

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  12. fsociety

    Okay I found a fix! Tested on Windows 10×64

    1.) You need the Store App original folders and its Dependencies. Copy to “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps” (Take Ownership)
    Download >>> https://goo.gl/mUz4eZ
    Note: The file is clean no viruses! Scanned VirusTotal https://goo.gl/ECd1td

    2.) Next grant permission to WindowsApps folder. Properties > Security > Edit > Add > Type “ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES” (No quotes) Also make sure checkboxes Read, Read & Execute, and List Folder Contents are checked

    3.) Open Powershell as ADMIN (right-click RunAsAdmin) Type the following: Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}
    Note: If this doesn’t work just do each individually
    Example: Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\*FOLDER*\AppxManifest.xml”

    4.) Thats it you should have it back!

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    1. fsociety

      Instructions in txt file for easy copy paste >>> https://goo.gl/vOzLZK

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      1. Jake

        The last one listed there didn’t work for me. (But the app store was successfully reinstalled anyway) :D

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        1. ShadowTech2008

          http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-windows_store/windows-8-app-store-cant-connect-to-the-internet/bb7d155f-c95b-4abc-ba33-bed223653634?page=6

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      2. Jonas

        For me it was failing with:

        Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered.
        error 0x80070003: Reading manifest from location: AppxManifest.xml failed with error: The system cannot find the path specified.

        I used the command it suggests to check the log (Get-AppxLog -ActivityID XXXXX-XXX…). There I found the full path which was causing problems:

        error 0x80070002: Reading manifest from location: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\AppRepository\Microsoft.WindowsStore_11602.1.26.0_neutral_split.scale-125_8wekyb3d8bbwe.xml failed with error:
        The system cannot find the file specified.

        I opened the location and indeed the fiel with “scale-125” was missing. I just tried copying the one with “scale-150” and renaming with “scale-125”. To my surprise, this worked.

        Maybe something went wrong when I was changing screen scaling options?

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    2. Felipe

      After hours trying to solve this, you’re the one with the right answer!

      Thank you so much!!!

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      1. ShadowTech2008

        Did not work for me. The commands did work, just didn’t solve my issue. I have found a few things that were not covered here.

        First if you are in a work setting behind a hardware firewall, or your a PC junkie and love your security (like me) then you will have an issue getting past the firewall external to your computer. If your just a home user then your new router (as of 1/20/2016) will automatically block some ports you need to use.

        See my post (ShadowTech2008) here for the complete fix. You can also try to use WSReset.exe to fix the store corruption/missing no connecting to the internet.

        http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-windows_store/windows-8-app-store-cant-connect-to-the-internet/bb7d155f-c95b-4abc-ba33-bed223653634?page=6

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    3. PO

      For windows store, there is just x64… do you know where i can find x86 file?

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      1. fsociety

        I don’t have windows x86 but if you have another computer or VM installed thats x86 you can grab the files you need from that.

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    4. pickle

      I get:

      Add-AppxPackage : Cannot find path ‘G:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml’ because it does not exist.
      At line:1 char:1
      + Add-AppxPackage -register “G:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.Win …
      + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (G:\Program File…ppxManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], ItemNotFoundException
      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PathNotFound,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

      when I try to add the package manually.

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      1. fsociety

        It looks like you didn’t get the full name of the folder. Should be longer with x64 or x86 in the name, which is why it cannot be found.

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      2. ShadowTech2008

        WSReset.exe to fix

        Look for the post by ShadowTech2008
        http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-windows_store/windows-8-app-store-cant-connect-to-the-internet/bb7d155f-c95b-4abc-ba33-bed223653634?page=6

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    5. Gu Zhang

      Thanks and I finally get the Windows Store folder back. But after:

      Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.8.3.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml”

      It turned back to the flash-disappear issue, cannot run the Windows Store.

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      1. fsociety

        You might be missing the dependencies it needs. Install “Microsoft.NET.Native.Framwork…” “Microsoft.NET.Native.Runtime….” and “Microsoft.VCLibs…”

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    6. Michael

      this was the solution for me, thanks!

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    7. Aaron

      Add-AppxPackage : Cannot find path ‘C:\Program
      Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.83.24.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml’ because it does not
      exist.
      At line:1 char:1
      + Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “C:\Program Files\W …
      + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (C:\Program File…ppxManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], ItemNotFou
      ndException
      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PathNotFound,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand
      Pleas help i did everything you said

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      1. Jake

        It didn’t work for me either. You have to add them individually instead. Then it works.

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    8. NONAME

      I don’t have the “edit” button PLZ HELP!!!

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    9. Jake

      THANK YOU SO MUCH

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    10. Timothy

      Can you break this down for me just a bit further please. Not that computer savvy and don’t get what you mean by its dependencies and taking ownership

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    11. Roberto Stecca

      This one below, in your RAR file, has no Manifest.xml and thus could not be installed:
      Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.83.24.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe

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    12. Bull

      Hey!

      Link is dead, do you know where could i download it?

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    13. Bob

      Where Is the Download? It says it has been removed.

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  13. Gary King

    Then run this PowerShell command, still elevated, replacing the ****** with the PackageFileName from above:

    There is no PackageFileName please correct your procedure, it is wrong and just does not work. If you look at the image that you provided it does not say that. Yes maybe you should post in red. PackageFileName does not equal PakageFamilyName.

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    1. Andrew

      He meant “PackageFullName” not PackageFamilyName or PackageFileName.

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  14. Troy Havard

    I tried the Windows 10 version and it STILL deleted the windows store. I had to do a re-install to get it back.

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  15. Dan Raine

    This just resolved my issue, but not without some thought.

    Firstly, powershell was unable to access “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\” due to it being created by TrustedInstaller. Taking ownership of the windowsApps folder resolved this.
    This allowed me to access the folder and see the contents, enabling me to copy the correct file name (I had to do this as until i did, I didnt realise there was a double underscore in the file name resulting in a “not found” error).

    Once i had the correct file name etc and restarted, this worked a treat, Thanks :)

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  16. Helen

    work!!! so happy Thank you!

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  17. Makina

    The author said to type this:

    Add-AppxPackage -register "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml" -DisableDevelopmentMode

    But you actually need the whole folder name, not just Microsoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe. The full path after WindowsApps is Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.8.3.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe

    Add-AppxPackage -register "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.8.3.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml" -DisableDevelopmentMode

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  18. Deana Zhollis

    I didn’t have access to “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps, so I had to add my LiveID to that security folder.

    Also, yes, as Makina said, you need the full name of the folder. That’s why I tried to follow the path because it didn’t recognize the folder name.

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  19. Shawn

    This is what fixed it for me in an elevated PowerShell (give the commands one after the other):

    Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00_14.0.22929.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode

    Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00_14.0.22929.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode

    Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.NET.Native.Runtime.1.0_1.0.22929.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode

    Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.NET.Native.Runtime.1.0_1.0.22929.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode

    Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.8.12.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode

    Your package full name of the Store app may be different because the app updated. In that case, change the version accordingly.

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    1. rv

      The last Add command for the “store” did not work (whereas the earlier 5 worked). I get a “cannot find path” mesg back. Where would I find the exact package name (in case the version has changed)?

      Note:
      1. When I “Get-Appxpackage -Allusers” and pipe the results to “more”, I do not see any package for “store”.
      2. I am in the Powershell as an Administrator.

      Thnx….RV

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    2. John

      Thanks, finally, after your 5 step method. You da man Shawn!

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    3. Marios Philippopoulos

      After using the CCLEANER tool (free download) to uninstall the Windows Store app, I then ran the steps outlined above, and got my Windows Store back, albeit with the 2015 version.

      Thank you for ending my frustration! :-)

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      1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

        I’m glad to be of help

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  20. Aniket

    Thanx man

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      You are welcome.

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  21. Suresh

    it worked like a charm.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Great

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  22. Tina

    Add-AppxPackage : Cannot find path ‘C:\WINDOWS\system32\C\Program
    Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.9.9.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml’ because it does not exist.
    At line:1 char:1
    + Add-AppxPackage -register “C\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.Wind …
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (C:\WINDOWS\syst…ppxManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], ItemNotFou
    ndException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PathNotFound,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

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  23. David Hicks

    You can go through that trouble, and it’ll probably work for you. I’m sure it has for many people. However, I had to go to C:/$Windows.~WS ( some systems this will also be loaded in a directory called $Windows.~BT. Open the folder “Sources” and then open the folder “Windows”. Double-Click on SETUP.EXE I did this late last night and waited and waded through the process. I got a new setup, all my apps are opening, and best of all the setup execution didn’t mess with my settings.

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    1. Shane Camburn

      Thank you… David Hicks! what a pain in the @r$e this has been. I have not had a functional store for 3 whole months and EVERYTHING EVERYONE (including Microsoft support) said failed! Slowly but surely every one of my apps started to break saying there was an update (but I couldn’t update because the store wouldn’t open). Finally a solution that worked! You are a genius and scholar my friend.

      “go to C:/$Windows.~WS ( some systems this will also be loaded in a directory called $Windows.~BT. Open the folder “Sources” and then open the folder “Windows”. Double-Click on SETUP.EXE” ~ worked for me… Powershell failed EVERY time, every variation of the restore came back with an error, this works. It takes a while but it works.

      Also to the OP in step 3 you say: “look for the text PackageFamilyName.” then in the photo you highlight “PackageFullName,” later in the comments it seems people think those that entered the family name did it wrong. (I tried both and both failed) The instructions are a bit confusing with that photo.

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    2. TERRY

      Hi but if you do it this way are you installing a fresh windows 10 or do you keep all your settings and apps?

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  24. Le grand blond

    Merci « Greg ».
    Important il ne faut aucune faute ou oublie dans une ligne de commande, sinon rien ne fonctionne. L’exemple donné est pour un cas précis. Il faut reproduire exactement la ligne « InstallLocation » variable selon 32 bits, 64 bits,.. Dans mon cas par exemple c’est :
    C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.10.5.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    Donc ce qu’il faut écrire dans mon cas c’est :
    Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.10.5.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml” –DisableDevelopmentMode

    Avec la commande “Get-Appxpakage” sans la notion Allusers , Microsoft.windowsStore est à la fin du listing!

    Désolé je ne peux pas mettre la copie d’écran

    Ensuite rechercher avec « Cortana » : Store (Application sur Windows Sore approuvée) faites un clique droit dessus et choisir : Epingler à l’écran de démarrage et à la barre des tâches.

    Redémarrer votre ordinateur et vous avez votre « Tuile » et votre Icône dans la barre des tâches.
    Je n’ai pas compris pourquoi cette application avait disparu de mon ordinateur???
    Encore Merci GREG

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  25. G Jackson

    This is what Microsoft Tech Support used to restore mine: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers |Where-Object {$_.InstallLocation -like “*SystemApps*”} | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

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    1. Greg

      This worked for me! Thanks G Jackson!!

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      1. Greg

        Oops … nope, didn’t work. Sorry for the premature exclamations! :-P

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  26. Buddy Lo

    This worked for me. Had to do it twice because i had the store listed twice and one of them did not work!

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  27. Michael

    I get a huge error message when I try to install.

    Add-AppxPackage : Cannot find path ‘C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\
    Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.21.12.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe \AppxManifest.xml’ because it does not exist.
    At line:1 char:1
    + Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\ Microsoft.Wi …
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (C:\Program File…ppxManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], Item
    ndException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PathNotFound,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

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  28. Summer Hudson

    Praise the Lord! You saved me a reinstall of windows!

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  29. thierry

    Bonsoir
    J’ai le même problème que vous et je viens de tenter la réinstallation du store avec tous vos conseils, merci à vous tous d’avoir cherché à donner une explication. Tout semble bien se passer avec la commande Add-AppxPackage, mais après avoir validé la commande j’ai une erreur indiquant que le déploiement est impossible car le manifeste n’est pas à la racine ! Auriez-vous une solution ?
    Merci par avance
    Thierry

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  30. thierry

    /!\ Il semble que la tentative de réparation par powershell supprime totalement les applications et le store dans windows 10 VERSION 1511, Microsoft viendrait de la retirer. Attention, donc, si, comme moi, vous avez cette version.
    cordialement
    Thierry

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  31. softlion

    Used this command to do the same thing as described in your blog in one command:

    Get-Appxpackage -Allusers | Where-Object { $_.Name -eq “Microsoft.WindowsStore” } | foreach { Ad
    d-AppxPackage -register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppxManifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode }

    I also used the widely known command:

    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.Ins
    tallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

    And my start menu is back !

    Thanks !

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  32. Rayhoze

    i accidentally put this command line.. and it installed succesfully.. does somebody know how can i remove it now?

    Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsDVDPlayer_3.6.13291.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode

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  33. Tmthetom

    It works perfectly.

    I called twice to support Microsoft first told me that it is necessary to restore the computer, the other told me a better option to simply create a new user profile.
    This method eventually worked perfectly.
    My Steps:
    1. Start PowerShell as Administrator
    2. Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers
    3. Copy path to WindowsStore
    4. Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.23.23.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode

    Now everything works perfect, Store app is again usable.

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  34. thierry

    It hasn’t worked for me. I’ve formated and reinstalled windows and now it’s OK
    sincerely yours

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  35. Melissa

    I get the line that ” Package could not be registered.
    Merge Failure : error 0x80070003 : Cannot register the Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.23.23.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe package
    because there was a merge failure”

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  36. Kevin

    I’m trying to re-install windows store and using the originally posted powershell commend I get this error (below)
    Any suggestions???
    Thanks!

    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CFF, To install this application you need either a Windows
    developer license or a sideloading-enabled system.
    Deployment of package Microsoft.NET.Native.Runtime.1.1_1.1.23406.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe failed because no valid license
    or sideloading policy could be applied. A developer license (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=233074) or
    enterprise sideloading configuration (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=231020) may be required.
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 5730de9b-3863-0004-8b25-31576338d101 in the Event Log or use
    the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 5730de9b-3863-0004-8b25-31576338d101
    At line:1 char:1
    + Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.Win …
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (C:\Program File…ppxManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], Exception
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

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  37. Dominik

    I’m trying too to re-install windows store and using the originally posted powershell commend I get this error (below) :((((
    Thanks!

    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Balíček nelze zaregistrovat.
    Merge Failure : error 0x80070003 : Cannot register the Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.25.5.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe package be
    cause there was a merge failure with the following file: C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.25.5.
    0_neutral_split.language-cs_8wekyb3d8bbwe\resources.pri
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] fbc70cbd-3b7e-0002-d218-c7fb7e3bd101 in the Event Log or use th
    e command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID fbc70cbd-3b7e-0002-d218-c7fb7e3bd101
    At line:1 char:1
    + Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.Win …
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (C:\Program File…ppxManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

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  38. A. Reyes

    I need help. I have been trying to reinstall the Windows Store for some time but have failed to do so and I have tried every possible method on the Internet. I want to say I know more about computers than the average person but I don’t know enough to know what I am doing wrong.

    I tried uninstalling it and it said that it couldn’t find specified files and paths. When I run the Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers command I see it as a listed program.

    There are other things I have tried and all errors had to do with not finding the file. I don’t know what to do anymore.

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  39. R. Simonoski

    Doesn’t work. I get this:

    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered.
    Merge Failure : error 0x80070003 : Cannot register the Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.10.13.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe packa
    because there was a merge failure with the following file: C:\Program
    Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.10.13.0_neutral_split.scale-100_8wekyb3d8bbwe\resources.pri
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] ebb59b45-45ad-0003-d207-b6ebad45d101 in the Event Log or us
    the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID ebb59b45-45ad-0003-d207-b6ebad45d101
    At line:1 char:1
    + Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.Win …
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (C:\Program File…ppxManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

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  40. Player

    Nothing worked for me, and then i finally got it working by upgrading Windows 10 to Windows 10 lol.

    -Insert the disc or create and mount the iso
    You can download it here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
    -Choose “Download and install updates (recommended)”
    -Accept agreement
    -Choose “Keep Windows settings, personal files, and apps”
    After the “upgrade” you’ll have the Store and all other default apps back, and nothing will be deleted and you won’t have to re-install anything.

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    1. Bluesanta

      This worked for me! Thanks so much!

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  41. juan salgado

    Nice, it works like a charm

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      great

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  42. James Martin

    Didnt work. Here is the output
    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.25.15.0_x64_
    _8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode
    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered.
    Merge Failure : error 0x80070003 : Cannot register the Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.25.15.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe package
    because there was a merge failure with the following file: C:\Program
    Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.25.15.0_neutral_split.scale-100_8wekyb3d8bbwe\resources.pri
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] ad71611d-4e30-0001-42b1-71ad304ed101 in the Event Log or use
    the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID ad71611d-4e30-0001-42b1-71ad304ed101
    At line:1 char:1
    + Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.Win …
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (C:\Program File…ppxManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

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    1. Rambo_Gandhi

      James Martin. I fear your problem maybe the same I’m sharing here. Hopefully I’m mistaken.
      According to a leading Windows Repair utility (it was installed by MS Techs, message me for details), “Due to a bug in the Windows 10 build 10586 the powershell command used to reinstall the apps and app store instead breaks them and deletes their install folders. Till Microsoft fixes this bug the repair app store is skipped for this version of Windows.”

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  43. Kadu

    GENIUS! I searched a lot, tried many different things. Your solution is the only one that worked!

    THANKS!

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Enjoy.

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  44. Sveinon

    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered.
    Merge Failure : error 0x80070003 : Cannot register the Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.25.24.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe package because there was a merge failure with the following file:
    C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.25.24.0_neutral_split.language-nb_8wekyb3d8bbwe\resources.pri
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 5ee21e32-5af3-0005-e13a-e25ef35ad101 in the Event Log or use the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID
    5ee21e32-5af3-0005-e13a-e25ef35ad101
    At line:1 char:1
    + Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.Win …
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (C:\Program File…ppxManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

    What am I doing wrong?

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    1. Alberto

      I am getting exactly the same error, not sure what is wrong :(

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  45. Josh Grundy

    Have realised that in the time taken to read, test, re-read, re-test and finally give up on every comment on every solution on every website, that it would have been faster to refresh my machine and reinstall everything…

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  46. Weisse

    I get an error “Add-AppxPackage : A positional parameter cannot be found that accepts argument ‘DisableDevelopmentMode’.
    At line:1 char:1
    + Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.Win …
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (:) [Add-AppxPackage], ParameterBindingException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PositionalParameterNotFound,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackag
    eCommand”
    while entering the command Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode

    I tried to google w/o success

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  47. Kyaw Lwin

    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.23.23.0_x64_
    _8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode
    Add-AppxPackage : Cannot find path ‘C:\Program
    Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.23.23.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml’ because it does not exist.
    At line:1 char:1
    + Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.Win …
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (C:\Program File…ppxManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], ItemNotFou
    ndException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PathNotFound,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

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  48. Samael

    I removed the Store with CCleaner, same as I did with the other apps, tried this method but doesn’t work for me, is there a different way to do it?

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  49. Aryan

    My Windows Store in W10 was permanently deleted and the files no longer exist. What then?

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  50. Richard

    I got this to work. I had previously completely removed the Windows Store App from my system and it was not listed in the list of installed apps displayed with the “Get-Appxpackage -Allusers” command. I got fsociety’s downloads from his posts on August 8, 2015 at 3:41 am and 4:16 am. I only had to copy the Windows Store app folders from his download because the other Microsoft.NET.Native.Framework & Microsoft.NET.Native.Runtime folders were already present and installed on my system. I had to copy the AppxManifest.xml file from the Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.83.24.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe store app folder to the Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.8.3.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe folder. I had already given “All Applications Program” permissions for the WindowsApps folder and subfolders so I did not have to follow that step, but it is important to do so as described in step 2. I then issued the command in step 3 from fsociety’s post to restore all apps which was:

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

    The Windows Store was probably installed at this point, but I executed the following command to restore the individual Windows Store App before checking the status. This command was from fsociety’s text file with the individual commands posted at 4:16 am:

    Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.8.3.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode

    When I checked the status of my installed apps with the “Get-Appxpackage -Allusers” command the Windows Store was reinstalled as well as the 7 other apps that were failing to update/reinstall for the last couple of months. The installed version of the Windows Store App is older than the version that was failing on me, but I am expecting that the app will be successfully updated via Windows Update. It’s nice to see the Windows Store icon on my taskbar again.

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    1. Jen Woodrome

      Where did you find fsociety’s downloads?

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  51. aayush jain

    Oh God THANK YOU so MUCH didnt expect this to work at all…… Thank You

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  52. Ana

    If you, like me, didn’t have store listed, there’s still a way around it, without migrating your account.
    1. Open: “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps”
    1.1 You might not be able to open it – you need to change permissions, so open Program Files and check hidden files visible, find WindowsApp folder and set the account you’re currently using as owner (Properties > Security > Advanced > Owner: … Change > Advanced > Find Now – [Select your logged in account]), now you should be able to open the folder
    2. You WILL find Windows Store folder here, so copy it’s name and just use this tutorial for installation.

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  53. Rogerson

    Long Path Fixer presents you with a simple list of files and folders in the current directory (including “hidden” files and folders). You can drag and drop files or folders onto it and it will navigate directly to path of whatever you dropped.

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  54. Kernel

    Work perfectly,

    thanks very much.

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  55. Ed

    I have tried everything to re install the store app, nothing seems to work.

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  56. Thiago

    Thanks a lot! It worked! Many thanks!

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      you are welcome

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  57. José

    Thank you so much! It worked!

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      you are welcome

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  58. RJ Chakraborty

    It really worked. Thanks a lot ….

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  59. Branislav

    I get this error code

    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF9, Install failed. Please contact your software vendor.
    (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80073CF9)
    Unspecified error
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] c0e26ce3-a57b-0000-795d-e3c07ba5d101 in the Event Log or use
    the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID c0e26ce3-a57b-0000-795d-e3c07ba5d101
    At line:1 char:1
    + Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.Win …
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (C:\Program File…ppxManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

    any help for this?

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  60. skiran

    It worked Thanks

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  61. Pablo

    It worked perfectly, thanks a lot!

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  62. SquidwardsSon

    You are a life saver my friend :)

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  63. KOstantine

    It seemed like it didn’t work, because red lines were showing up, but i managed to open store again in the end.. Thanks!

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  64. Rida

    IT WORKS! But instead of replacing ******* with the PackageFamilyName replace it with the PackageFullName!

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  65. Venkatesh

    thank you

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      you are welcome

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  66. Mike

    this helped me to fix my store issues. Thx a bunch ! ;)

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  67. Renzo Bassetto

    thanks for this publication was useful to solve the problem. thanks again

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  68. Buzy

    Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_11602.1.26.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml”

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  69. Pete

    Worked great for me, thanks for the tip!

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  70. Max

    One-liner:
    Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Where-Object { $_.PackageFullName -like ‘*WindowsStore*’ } | % { Add-AppxPackage -register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppxManifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode }

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  71. Jose R Sousa

    Thanks so much, I had removed the Store along with the other useless poorly designed apps, but now I need the Mail, as WLM doesn’t seem to be working anymore to sync my hotmail account.
    Thanks

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  72. ROUSSI Med amine

    it works perfectly thanks very much

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  73. Aleksandro Silva

    Thank you very much.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      You are welcome.

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  74. JG

    Dude you are a legend, worked perfectly ty!

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Enjoy.

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  75. Fernando

    You saved my life! Thanks!!!

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  76. Sayeed

    Great! it worked for me. Had to try 3 times as I was making some minor typos here and there. The original post steps is what I tried!

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Great

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  77. Kay

    Save all the shortcuts from the ‘shell:appsfolder’ somewhere, do your Powershell thing then, if you need one back, go click on it.

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