Microsoft Store Missing from Windows 10

Question: Microsoft Store is missing from my Windows 10 PC. I have already tried several fixes such as wsreset.exe, commands from PowerShell or CMD, Windows Updates, etc. but no luck.

Solutions:

Fix 1: Check for Antivirus – AV may be interfering with the store. Try disabling it.

Fix 2: Make sure Windows has been updated to latest build & updates:

Select Start , then select Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Check for Updates

Fix 3: Check Time and Location Settings on your PC:

Select Start , then select Settings > Time & Language. Select Date & time to verify your time settings and select Region to check your location. These settings need to show your current location and time zone.

Fix 4: Check the Microsoft Store Install Service:

Press the Windows Key + S and type in services.msc / Find the Microsoft Store Install Service and double click, If Disabled, change it to Automatic, click Start and click OK.

Fix 5: Run the Troubleshooter:

Select the Start button, and then select Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot, and then from the list select Windows Store apps > Run the troubleshooter.

Fix 6: Reset the Microsoft Store Cache:

Press the Windows Logo Key + R to open the Run dialog box, type wsreset.exe, and then select OK.
Note: A blank Command Prompt window will open, and after about ten seconds the window will close and Microsoft Store will open automatically.

Fix 7: Reset the Microsoft Store App in Windows 10:

Open Settings, Go to Apps -> Apps & features, On the right side look for Microsoft Store and click it.
Advanced options link will appear. Click it.
On the next page, click on the Reset button to reset Microsoft Store to default settings.

Uninstall the Store:
Press Windows key + X / Click and Run Windows PowerShell as Administrator
type: get-appxpackage -alluser Microsoft.WindowsStore
then take note the PackageFullName (we need it later)
Now Type: remove-appxpackage PackageFullName(you take note earlier)
Enter then proceed to Reinstall Store

Reinstall the Store:
Press Windows key + X / Click and Run Windows PowerShell as Administrator
At the command prompt, copy-paste the following then hit Enter:

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

Launch again your MS Store.

Fix 8: Create a new Administrator account then check if Microsoft Store is working there.

Note: You may try to install Microsoft Store there using the PowerShell commands.

URL: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4026923/windows-10-create-a-local-user-or-administrator-account

Fix 9: If all above steps doesn’t work, Please try to Perform a Repair Install of Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade. It will definitely help in resolving update errors. Performing this can repair broken operating system files while preserving your personal files, settings and installed applications. The in-place upgrade will also bring you the latest Windows update.

If this article helped you or if you have further suggestions, please feel free to comment below. 🙂

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