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Reinstall Windows Store in Windows 10 after Uninstalling it in PowerShell

How to restore or reinstall Windows Store in Windows 10 after uninstalling it with PowerShell

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.

Windows 10 comes with a number of Store apps preinstalled. The user can manually install more Universal Windows Platform apps developed by Microsoft and third-parties from the Windows Store, now known as Microsoft Store. Also, it allows you to update your installed apps. The automatic app update is enabled by default. 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. If you are using a Microsoft account, your apps will be available across all your devices thanks to the 'My Library' feature of the Store. Finally, it is possible to purchase apps and other multimedia contents using the Store app.

On of the popular PowerShell command to remove bundled Windows 10 apps is Get-AppXPackage | Remove-AppxPackage. After using it, the much useful Windows Store (Microsoft Store) app gets removed from Windows 10.

This post will show you how to restore or reinstall Microsoft Store in Windows 10 after uninstalling it with PowerShell. There are three methods available.

Reinstall Windows Store in Windows 10

  1. Open PowerShell as Administrator.Opening PowerShell as administrator is important, otherwise, the commands you run will fail.
  2. Type the following command in the PowerShell console: Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.WindowsStore | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}.
  3. This will restore and reinstall the Microsoft Windows store app.

You are done! You can then install new apps from the Microsoft Store that you actually need.

Tip: You can also quickly restore all other built-in Store apps removed with PowerShell by running the following command:

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

Can't Reinstall Windows Store with PowerShell

However, some users receive an error message like this:

Add-AppxPackage : Cannot find path 'C:\AppXManifest.xml' because it does not exist.
At line:1 char:61
+ ... | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.I ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (C:\AppXManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], ItemNotFoundException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : PathNotFound,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

Or

Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered.
error 0x80070057: While processing the request, the system failed to register the windows.applyDataExtension extension

Or this one:

error 0x80070057: Cannot register the request because the following error was encountered during the registration of the windows.applyDataExtension extension: The parameter is incorrect.

The above errors indicate that the Microsoft Store package on your drive is outdated or corrupted. Some of its files may be missing in the C:\Program Files\WindowsApps folder. In this case, the solution is to download the Microsoft Store installer as an Appx package.

Download the Windows Store app installer

  1. Open your web browser, e.g. Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.
  2. Visit the following website: https://store.rg-adguard.net/. Note: it is a third-party site, but it fetches direct links to genuine files stored on official Microsoft servers.
  3. On the mentioned page, copy-paste the following URL into the URL text box. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/microsoft-store/9wzdncrfjbmp. It is the official link to the Store app.
  4. Select Retail or other branch that matches your Windows 10, and click on the Generate button with a check mark.
  5. Using the links, download the Windows Store package named Microsoft.WindowsStore_12010.1001.xxxx.0_neutral___8wekyb3d8bbwe.AppxBundle. The version numbers (xxxx) may vary. Just download the latest version.
  6. The Microsoft Store app also requires a number of extra packages to be installed alongside its own package. These are
    • Microsoft.NET.Native.Framework.2.2_2.2.xxxx.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe.Appx
    • Microsoft.NET.Native.Runtime.2.2_2.2.xxxx.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe.Appx
    • Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00_14.0.xxxx.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe.Appx
  7. Look for the latest packages on the store.rg-adguard.net website and download them. Use the packages that match your operating system bitness, i.e. 32-bit or 64 bit Windows 10.
  8. Now you have 4 packages. First install the above libs by double-clicking on them.
  9. Then install the WindowsStore package. The Microsoft Store app is now reinstalled.

You are done.

Finally, there is a third party solution. It is open source and hosted on GitHub. The solution is designed for Windows 10 Enterprise 2015/2016 LTSB and Windows Enterprise 2015/2016 LTSB N. It can also be used as a last resort for users of the retail Windows 10 Pro and Home who cannot restore the Microsoft Store app using the above two methods. It is batch file that automatically puts the required files to restore the WIndows Store app, and then installs them properly.

Restore the Microsoft Windows Store app with a script

  1. Download this package as a *.ZIP file from GitHub.
  2. Unblock the downloaded file.
  3. Extract the Zip file contents to some folder.
  4. Open PowerShell in that folder as Administrator. In File Explorer, click File -> Open Windows PowerShell > Open Windows PowerShell as administrator.
  5. In PowerShell, type .\Add-Store.cmd and hit the Enter key.
  6. This will restore the Microsoft Store.

Note that the author of the script recommends to temporarily disable Microsoft Defender or other anti-virus software, as the script modifies some permissions for folders to get the packages installed, and this triggers the protection software like malicious behavior. It will prevent the script from reinstalling the Microsoft Store app in Windows 10.

That's it.


Generally, I don't recommend you to remove all store apps at once in Windows 10 using the PowerShell command mentioned in the beginning of this article. Instead, consider removing them individually, one by one. The following posts may help:

Please share in the comments which method works for you so that other users quickly come to the right solution. Also indicate which version of Windows 10 you are using.

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226 thoughts on “Reinstall Windows Store in Windows 10 after Uninstalling it in 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. 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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      1. Victor

        Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.Windows.Photos_2019.19081.22010.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode

        Microsoft.WindowsMaps Microsoft.WindowsMaps_5.1909.2813.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
        Microsoft.Windows.Photos Microsoft.Windows.Photos_2019.19081.22010.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe

        Name PackageFullName
        —- —————
        windows.immersivecontrolpanel windows.immersivecontrolpanel_10.0.2.1000_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
        Microsoft.Windows.Cortana Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_1.13.0.18362_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy

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    1. David H Johnson

      Yes, many apps are useful, and in my opinion are very well made. Hardly anyone is uninstalling them. I personally use several. A power user would not even think of removing Store as it is necessary for WSL. Also, removing apps doesn’t do a thing at all for performance. Just hide them if you don’t use them.

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    2. eBlackhirse

      It worked great for me, It was not easy for me to locate the correct info from “Microsoft.WindowsStore” so I changed the first command to:

      Get-Appxpackage -Allusers > C:\1output.txt

      Then after I run the command, I opened the text file and searched for the name “Microsoft.WindowsStore”

      Thank you very much!

      Reply
  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 :(

    Reply
  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.

    Reply
  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??

    Reply
      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!

          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! :)

    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

      Reply
  5. MDJ

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

    Reply
    1. 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.

      Reply
  6. 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?

    Reply
      1. 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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      2. 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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      3. .dt

        He calls it “Familyname” in the comments
        The pictures shows it as “Fullname”
        After the pictures he calls it “Filename”

        In his ‘this is how I did it’ the part that should be **** wasn’t like what was shown in the picture for either the generic ‘you do it this way’ and his ‘I did it my way’.

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    1. 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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    2. TomS

      I get the same thing. Windows 10 is one big pain in the Butt. I have reinstalled Windows 10 4-5 times to get the store back & fix other problems within. I get the store for awhile, then it goes & I get the same message as above. I am at a lost with this thing. They should FIX Windows ople10, call it Windows 10.1 and let us suckers get a free download of it. You’d think these people could fix this problem, it been a problem since 2015, yes 2 years.

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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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  7. 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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  8. 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. 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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      1. 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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      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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      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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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. bobbins

      fsociety – you are a genius!!! Who are you, how did you figure this out!?
      Your uploaded files are gone, but I copied the WindowsStore from my other computer.
      Followed your instructions exactly, and it worked!
      For anyone trying this, for me, the folders were (under C:\Program Files\WindowsApps):
      Microsoft.WindowsStore_11804.1001.10.0_neutral_split.scale-100_8wekyb3d8bbwe
      Microsoft.WindowsStore_11804.1001.10.0_neutral_split.scale-125_8wekyb3d8bbwe
      Microsoft.WindowsStore_11804.1001.10.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
      Microsoft.WindowsStore_11804.1001.1013.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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. 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! :-)

      Reply
  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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.

    Reply
    1. TomS

      Reply:
      PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers
      Get-AppxPackage : SQLITE_IOERR_READ
      SQLITE_IOERR_READ
      At line:1 char:1
      + Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers
      + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-AppxPackage], Exception
      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.Exception,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.GetAppxPackageCommand
      *** Iget this will all the above Add-AppxPackage-register etc etc etc

      Reply
  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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.

    Reply
  29. 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

    Reply
  30. 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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  31. 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

    Reply
    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.”

      Reply
  32. 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?

    Reply
  33. 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…

    Reply
  34. 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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  35. 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

    Reply
  36. 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?

    Reply
  37. 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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  38. 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.

    Reply
  39. 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.

    Reply
  40. 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?

    Reply
  41. 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!

    Reply
  42. Buzy

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

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  43. Max

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

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  44. 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

    Reply
  45. 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!

    Reply
  46. Kay

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

    Reply
  47. abriel88

    this article not wrong, but it old windows 10

    here work for me :
    type “Get-Appxpackage -Allusers”

    result :
    ……….bla bla bla…………..

    Name : Microsoft.WindowsStore
    Publisher : CN=Microsoft Corporation, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
    Architecture : X64
    ResourceId :
    Version : 11610.1001.23.0
    PackageFullName : Microsoft.WindowsStore_11610.1001.23.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    InstallLocation : C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_11610.1001.23.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    IsFramework : False
    PackageFamilyName : xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    PublisherId : xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    PackageUserInformation : xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    IsResourcePackage : False
    IsBundle : False
    IsDevelopmentMode : False
    Dependencies : xxxxxxxxxxxxx

    copy InstallLocation path :

    C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_11610.1001.23.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe

    type command :

    Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_11610.1001.23.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode

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  48. Rick Pyatt

    The Powershell trick saved the day for me.

    My main concern was no so much the Store, but my on-screen calculator stopped working!!
    Who can work like that, I ask ya?

    Reply
  49. J-Pop

    This worked perfectly to reinstall Store! I was using Store while it was updating itself, and it had caused a BSOD which had completely corrupted Store. This was the trick to fix it!

    Reply
  50. prabakaran

    I had a problem of taskbar fading away and becoming non- functional. I followed your instruction and restored the taskbar function. I was extremely happy to get the taskbar back to work. However, during the process of recovering the taskbar function, unfortunately I lost the mouse right click function totally. I feel, the right click was very useful in pinning the icons to task bar, recharging and manoeuvering other tasks. I feel lost. Kindly suggest means to get back the right click function. Thank you,

    Reply
  51. ppp

    I think this helped me restore the store please keep the post available for sometime
    Before I did this I turned on location for apps
    I turned on store and all apps
    I went into registry and turned on cortana – all values to 1 and search to 1
    I did your store restore the app in poweshell step step by step
    I restarted but nothing major happened
    I shut down and things started to come back

    I have store back and later came back Cortana and other apps
    Please keep my name details private
    THANK YOU

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  52. Patrick

    heres the command for the creators update

    Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_11701.1001.99.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode

    used it just now and it worked

    Reply
  53. Naviiid

    I have a big problem using powershell. I Face this erroe every time:

    Add-AppxPackage : Cannot find path ‘C:\Program
    Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_11701.1001.99.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml’ because it does not
    exist.
    At line:1 char:1
    + Add-AppxPackage -register ?C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.Win …
    ************
    I have deleted My Store App (and other apps) , with CCleaner , and now most apps came back (like : sports, 3dbuilder etc) but Store is completely disappeared.
    Help me plz.
    (OS Windows 10 6bit)

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      It can be one of the following reasons:
      1. The store app version is different from “11701.1001.99.0”. In this case, go to the WindowsApps folder and correct the path to the Store app.
      2. The files of the Store app got deleted. For the solution, check out the following comment by fsociety.

      Reply
  54. Neil

    AAAHH!! Thanks!

    Been searching forums everywhere and this solution worked!

    My issue was with the Photos app. No image files would open. Found the Store cache might be corrupt, but none of the solutions or clearing the cache helped.

    Your exact solution didn’t help either (re-adding the Store app), but then I tried the entry for the Photos app using this method and voila!

    So thanks again!

    Reply
  55. mark

    tried all the ways and keep getting this any help would be great full

    Add-AppxPackage : Cannot find path ‘C:\Program
    Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_11610.1001.23.0_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

    Reply
  56. borg

    Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_11703.1001.45.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode

    This worked for me replace: “WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_11703.1001.45.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe”

    With what comes after “pakagefullname ” after typing Get-Appxpackage -Allusers.

    Reply
  57. David H Johnson

    Poor article. The apps are very useful, and very well made. Hardly anyone removes them as MOST people LOVE them. I use many of them, and I am a power user. If you wish to make statements like this you really need to show sources for your allegations.

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      It depends.
      In this very case, I just explained my opinion and tried to help users who accidentally removed Windows Store.

      Reply
  58. Kalema

    Thanks.

    I had uninstalled all Windows default apps. Then my daughter said she couldn’t find minecraft and it was her favourite game.
    Hmm, tried getting it off the net and it was a paid version.

    I followed your steps, re-added Store and downloaded the game.

    Thanks.

    Reply
  59. Robert M.

    You are amazing! for almost 16mos I’ve agonized over my MS Store missing (and constantly getting pop-up dialogues saying “You need a new application to open this file”), because of a corrupted Insiders Build. I even rode out several more Insiders Builds to see if the problem got corrected; it did not. So, I left the Insiders Build Program, hoping that in stable-release-only then the problem would be corrected; it still did not.

    I tried every MS_Store Reset execution known to man, to no avail. The only advice Microsoft could give me was to do a “Clean Reinstall.” Which, by the way, seems to be the default answer about everything in Windows 10, and would be my biggest gripe!

    Nonetheless, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

    Reply
  60. Fanny

    Thank you a lot ! It worked for me ! Now I can have Windows store again, and have xbox application to play BF1 *-* TY again !

    Reply
  61. kovinda

    goto C:\Program Files\
    take ownership of the WindowsApps folder and all sub-folers
    open cmd as admin and enter these commands
    cd C:\Program Files\WindowsApps
    powershell
    Get-ChildItem .\ | where {$_.Attributes -match’Directory’} | foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.Fullname)\AppXManifest.xml”}
    there will be a lot of red text but don’t worry you’ll get most of your apps back

    Reply
  62. Harald

    First in powershell:
    Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Where-Object {$_.PackageFullName -like “*WindowsStore*”}

    Copy the PackageFullname and put in

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

    This worked for me.

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  63. filip

    PS C:\> Get-Appxpackage -Allusers|? packagefullname -like *windowsstore*

    Name : Microsoft.WindowsStore
    Publisher : CN=Microsoft Corporation, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond,
    S=Washington, C=US
    Architecture : X64
    ResourceId :
    Version : 11711.1001.5.0
    PackageFullName : Microsoft.WindowsStore_11711.1001.5.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    InstallLocation : C:\Program
    Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_11711.1001.5.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    IsFramework : False
    PackageFamilyName : Microsoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    PublisherId : 8wekyb3d8bbwe
    PackageUserInformation : {S-1-5-18 [S-1-5-18]: Staged}
    IsResourcePackage : False
    IsBundle : False
    IsDevelopmentMode : False
    IsPartiallyStaged : False
    SignatureKind : Store
    Status : Ok

    PS C:\> Add-AppxPackage -Register “C:\Program files\windowsapps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_1
    1711.1001.5.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\appxmanifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode

    PS C:\> wsreset

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  64. Julie

    Awesome instructions! This worked for me after I tweaked it just a little. In the process I learned more about how to use PowerShell! Thank you!

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  65. jonny Longfelatio

    Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_11805.1001.42.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode

    worked perfectly for me, thank you.

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  66. Denizen

    Add-AppxPackage : Cannot find path ‘C:\Program
    Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost_10.0.16299.492_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
    \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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  67. Freddy

    i get this….

    Add-AppxPackage : Cannot find path ‘C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.8.3.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\A
    ppxManifest.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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  68. malm

    This solution didn’t work for me because the PackageFullName didn’t correspond to the path on my hard disk.
    To see the right path, go in WindowsApps directory (you must appropriate this path) and search for the real name.

    For me, the command “Get-Appxpackage -Allusers” returned:
    Microsoft.WindowsStore_11705.1001.21.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe”

    But the name in WindowsApps is:
    “Microsoft.WindowsStore_11712.1001.23.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe”

    So, in the command “Add-AppxPackage”, I put the right name and it works ;)

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  69. Karin Choo

    I got the following error

    Please help
    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered.
    error 0x80070002: The Visual Elements extension failed while processing the Notification element.
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 718b6218-82da-0001-a00d-8c71da82d401 in the Event Log or use
    the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 718b6218-82da-0001-a00d-8c71da82d401
    At line:2 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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  70. JustinTernet

    Thanks a lot!
    I made a mistake with Windows Privacy Dashboard (WPD) and uninstalled all my apps. The package folder were still there, so the PS command worked perfectly. \o/

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  71. Eshwar

    I am trying to restore Windows Store and it does not work.

    Directory: C:\Program Files\WindowsApps does not have any folder starting with Microsoft.WindowsStore. All it has are the following. Any ideas on what I can do to get Store App back

    Mode LastWriteTime Length Name
    —- ————- —— —-
    d—– 5/19/2020 8:57 AM Deleted
    d—– 5/19/2020 3:04 PM DeletedAllUserPackages
    d—– 5/19/2020 3:04 PM Microsoft.NET.Native.Runtime.1.6_1.6.24903.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    d—– 5/19/2020 3:04 PM Microsoft.NET.Native.Runtime.1.6_1.6.24903.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    d—– 5/19/2020 3:04 PM Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00_14.0.26706.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    d—– 1/30/2017 6:39 PM MovedPackages
    d—– 3/19/2019 10:22 AM Mutable
    d—– 3/19/2019 10:22 AM MutableBackup

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  72. AmonAmarth

    Hey there. I’m a first time learner when it comes to power shell, and I more or less have the gist of it. But it seems that this guide and ->https://winaero.com/how-to-remove-all-bundled-apps-in-windows-10/, pretty much did not anticipate my version or build as I cannot reinstall the Microsoft Store app again! I followed everything to the letter, and I cannot even so much as find the app folder in WindowsApps. And, I could not find anything regarding the Microsoft Store when using the Get-Appxpackage -Allusers command.

    I basically just need the Microsoft Store installed again. I don’t care about any of the other apps quite frankly.

    Also in addition, I used to get the start menu moved to a different monitor by using software called DisplayFusion (I am on multi-monitor). Now ever since I used that guide, the start menu doesn’t carry over again. Is there another app package I’m missing? Please help!

    Thanks a million in advanced!

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  73. Brian

    It worked, thanks x100!

    For other people not able to download from store.rg-adguard.net via Chrome:
    Open inspector, go to the Console tab, if you click a link you’ll get a “Mixed Content” error but it provides the actual link to tlu.dl.delivery.mp.microsoft.com which you can right click and open in a new tab to get the file.

    My windows store was deeply corruped, not even a Windows reinstall worked.
    I’ve spent hours trying to resolve this problem, visited like a hunderd sites, tried every single obscure powershell command from microsoft forums, poweruser, stackoverflow, etc.
    This is the only thing that actually worked, thanks!

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