How to Reset the Microsoft Store App in Windows 10

The Windows Store app allows you to install and update Universal apps in Windows 10. Thanks to the Store, apps can be installed with one click. By default, Windows Store is set to update apps automatically. It caches some details about installed and available apps to speed up the process of browsing them and improving the responsiveness of the Store app. However, sometimes the Store app fails to update apps or you may also be unable to install new apps. In such a case, you need to reset the Windows Store app.

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If you are having issues with installing or updating Store apps in Windows 10, it can be useful to reset the Store app. While Windows comes with a special "wsreset.exe" tool, modern versions of Windows 10 provide a more efficient and useful way to reset the app. You don't need to edit the Registry or run console apps any more. The procedure can be done with one click.

To reset the Microsoft Store app in Windows 10, do the following.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Go to Apps -> Apps & features.
  3. On the right side, look for Microsoft Store and click it.
  4. The advanced options link will appear. Click it.Microsoft Store Advanced Options Link
  5. On the next page, click on the Reset button to reset Microsoft Store to default settings.Microsoft Store Reset In Windows 10

This will repair the Microsoft Store app package related to the Edge browser. It won't remove your preferences or account data.

There is an extra method you can use in modern Windows versions. The PowerShell console can help you to re-register all the packages related to Microsoft Store. Let's see how it can be done.

Reset Microsoft Store with PowerShell

  1. Open PowerShell as Administrator.
  2. Type or copy-paste the following command and press the Enter key: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.Services.Store* | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose}
  3. When finished, the Microsoft Store app's packages will be recovered.

That's it.

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