Install Apps from Microsoft Store My Library in Windows 10

In Windows 10, Universal apps can be installed and updated with one click thanks to the My Library feature of the built-in Microsoft Store app. It saves the list of apps you have installed and purchased, so you can quickly get the required app on another device you own without searching for it again in the Store.


Like Android has Google Play, and there's the App Store in iOS, the Microsoft Store app (formerly Windows Store) adds the ability to deliver digital content to the end user in Windows. When you have signed in to the Store with your Microsoft account on a new device, you will be able to install the apps you already own (which you previously purchased from another device). Microsoft Store saves the list of your devices for that purpose. This works when you are signed in with your Microsoft Account.

The My Library feature of Microsoft Store

  • Shows all the Universal apps you own for your Microsoft account.
  • Shows apps you used to have installed.

So, you can save your time while configuring a new device. Let's see how to use the Library feature of Microsoft Store.

To install apps from Microsoft Store My Library in Windows 10, do the following.

  1. Open Microsoft Store. By default, its tile is pinned to the Start menu. Also, it is pinned to the taskbar.Windows 10 Store Tile Start Menu
  2. Sign-in with your Microsoft Account to the Store if prompted. This is not required when you sign-in to Windows with the same account.
  3. Click on the menu button with three horizontal dots.
  4. Select My library from the menu.Windows 10 Store My Library Menu
  5. Now, click on the Install button next to the app name for the app you want to install.Windows 10 Store My Library Install Button

Notes: For already installed apps, the Install button will change to Launch. Click on the Show hidden products button to see the contents you have hidden.

You can now minimize or close the Store app. Windows will notify you when the app is installed. You will find it in the Start menu under the Recently added section and in the All apps list.Windows 10 Store My Library App Installed 1Windows 10 Store My Library App Installed 2

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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