Restore Microsoft Store in Windows 10/11 after uninstalling it with PowerShell

Windows 10 and 11 come with many built-in Store apps that may not be useful to you. As you may have known, PowerShell allows you to uninstall individual apps or all apps using a single command.

If you had used the following command to uninstall all bundled apps in Windows 10 or 11, you should have noticed that the much useful “Windows Store” app (now known as “Microsoft Store”) is one of those removed apps.

Get-AppXPackage | Remove-AppxPackage

Additionally, you may get the following error when opening certain Store apps or running wsreset.exe:

You'll need a new app to open this ms-windows-store link

ms-windows-store app link error

Lately, Windows 11 users have been saying that the Microsoft Store app is missing or non-functional after resetting Windows 11. Without the “Microsoft Store” app, you won’t be able to install or update Store apps.

This post tells you how to get back the Microsoft Store app if it’s missing after a reset or if you’ve uninstalled it accidentally using PowerShell.

Reinstall the Microsoft Store app

Here is how to reinstall Microsoft Store. The 1st method applies if the Microsoft Store app package folder is intact. The 2nd method should be used if the Microsoft Store provisioned app package folder doesn’t exist.

Method 1: Using PowerShell

To restore or reinstall Windows Store, start PowerShell as Administrator. Click Start, and type Powershell. In the search results, right-click “PowerShell” and click Run as administrator.

PowerShell - Run as administrator

In the PowerShell window, type the following command and press ENTER:

Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.WindowsStore | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
reinstall windows store using powershell
Restore Windows Store using Add-AppxPackage command

That reinstalls the Microsoft Store app.

If you wish to reinstall or restore all the built-in Windows 10/11 apps (including Microsoft Store), use this command:

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

However, for some users, the above commands may throw one of the following errors, and Store does not get reinstated:

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
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 ...
error 0x80070057: Cannot register the request because the following error was encountered during the registration of the windows.applyDataExtension extension: The parameter is incorrect.
An internal error occurred with error 0x80070002.
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.

The above errors if the Microsoft Store package folder is missing (or incomplete) from the C:\Program Files\WindowsApps folder. You’ll need to download the Microsoft Store appx bundle/package from Microsoft and install it in those cases. The instructions are given in Method 2 below.

Method 2: Download the Microsoft Store installer (Appx package)

You can download the Microsoft Store app and its dependencies in the form of .Appx and .MsixBundle package or installers from the official Microsoft’s servers. Follow these steps to do so:

  1. Visit the following website:

    The above third-party site can generate download links (to app installers) for the chosen app. These are direct download links pointing to the official Microsoft servers.

  2. On the above page, paste the following link in the URL text box. The following is the Microsoft Store app’s official link.
  3. Select Retail (or the appropriate branch accordingly), and click the generate button.
    store appx download links adguard
  4. As the Microsoft Store app depends on .NET Framework, .NET Runtime, Microsoft.UI.Xaml, and VC Libs, download the latest packages of each item listed. Be sure to download the correct ones matching the bitness (x86 vs. x64) of your Windows 10.
  5. Now, you would have downloaded these five Appx packages — the version numbers will vary according to the build/version of the Microsoft Store app.

    store appx downloads

  6. Run each .appx installer first, as they’re the dependencies of the Microsoft Store.
    store appx install dependencies

    Appx or Msixbundle files don’t run when double-clicked?

    If double-clicking on an Appx or Msixbundle file doesn’t start the installer, as an alternative, you can use PowerShell to install each package. The PowerShell command-line syntax is below:

    Add-AppxPackage -Path "C:\Path\filename.Appx"
    RELATED: For more information, read the article Can’t Install Appx, AppxBundle, and Msixbundle Files in Windows.

    If you get the error Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073D02, skip the package. It’s most likely because the package or dependency is already installed and currently in use by some other app.

    Also, you can run the following command to check if an app package is already installed or not:

    get-appxpackage | sort-object -Property PackageFullName | select packagefullname | out-gridview

    If the package (of the same version) is already installed, you don’t have to install it again.

    list installed packages

    Getting the error 0x80073D05?

    You may receive the following error when installing a package (e.g., VCLibs)

    App installation failed with error message: An internal error occurred with error 0x80073D05

    The error code 0x80073D05 denotes “An error occurred while deleting the package’s previously existing application data.”

    Restart Windows and try installing the app again. Hopefully, this time around, the installer should be able to clear the application data successfully.

    If the same error occurs, this could be due to corrupted files within the app’s folder.

    Open the C:\Users\(Your Username)\AppData\Local\Packages folder and try renaming the folder related to the app (e.g., Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00_8wekyb3d8bbwe) you’re trying to install. If Windows doesn’t let you delete the folder, try moving it to another folder or drive. Or, you may use other methods to delete the stubborn folder.

  7. Finally, run the Microsoft Store installer (.Msixbundle) file and complete the process.
    store msixbundle appx installer
  8. That’s it. The Microsoft Store app is now reinstated. Open Microsoft Store → Settings to check its version.
    store app version

Verify the Microsoft Store app info using PowerShell (Optional)

After installing the Microsoft Store appx package, it would have restored the following folders under the Program Files\WindowsApps folder:


Optionally, to verify the Microsoft Store app info, open the PowerShell (administrator) window and run the following command:

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore
Name              : Microsoft.WindowsStore
Publisher         : CN=Microsoft Corporation, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
Architecture      : X64
ResourceId        :
Version           : 22207.1401.1.0
PackageFullName   : Microsoft.WindowsStore_22207.1401.1.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
InstallLocation   : C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_22207.1401.1.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
IsFramework       : False
PackageFamilyName : Microsoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe
PublisherId       : 8wekyb3d8bbwe
IsResourcePackage : False
IsBundle          : False
IsDevelopmentMode : False
NonRemovable      : False
Dependencies      : {Microsoft.UI.Xaml.2.7_7.2208.15002.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe,
IsPartiallyStaged : False
SignatureKind     : Store
Status            : Ok

You’ll see that the Microsoft Store app is fully installed along with its dependencies.

This article applies to Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded in 2005.

159 thoughts on “Restore Microsoft Store in Windows 10/11 after uninstalling it with PowerShell”

  1. Thank you so much!
    I never write comments, but this time i was so happy that i found solution for my problem. You are a great man, thank you sir!

  2. Unfortunately, I have un-installed my windows store apps, don’t know how to re-installed it. After searching on the internet I stuck this website and read your article about re-installed windows store using Powershell, I tried it and finally I succeed. Thank you, Ramesh, for your wonderful stuff.

  3. Hi, Thanks for the help but when I use the code it says that the shell experience host is still open and running. So what should I do?


  4. Hi, thank you.
    I’ve tried this command, but this is the error I get. I don’t know what went wrong? All my apps are gone and I’m losing my mind.

    Add-AppxPackage : Cannot find path ‘C:\appxmanifest.xml’ because it does not exist.
    At line:1 char:38
    + … | foreach {Add-AppxPackage -register “$($_.InstallLocation)\appxmani …
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (C:\appxmanifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], ItemNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PathNotFound,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073D02, The package could not be installed because resources it
    modifies are currently in use.
    error 0x80073D02: Unable to install because the following apps need to be closed
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] c68a6b7f-98a5-0001-b629-8bc6a598d401 in the Event Log or use
    the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID c68a6b7f-98a5-0001-b629-8bc6a598d401
    At line:1 char:38
    + … | foreach {Add-AppxPackage -register “$($_.InstallLocation)\appxmani …
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (C:\Windows\Syst…ppxmanifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], Exception
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

    • Try Add-AppxPackage -Path “C:\Path\filename.Appx” And Try it 2 Times The Restart Then AGAIN OPEN UP WINDOWS POWERSHELL(Admin) For better After Restart just Do Winkey+X Click Powershell(Admin)

      Then Try This Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.WindowsStore
      You Should be Getting Some File Likes this In FileLocation
      Then Download These Files
      If You Cant’Download these Files Don’t Worry Type This is Windows Powershell(Admin) Add-AppxPackage -Path “C:\Path\filename.Appx”
      The You Should Be Getting Something If You Still Dont get it Gmail me [email protected]
      If You Think this works but can’t locate Microsft Store Type This is adminstaror Powershell
      C:\Users\(Your Username)\AppData\Local\Packages
      The Your Username Part After /Users/Add Ur Username
      Dont Know Ur username?
      Just type in Normal Powershell
      $fullname=Get-WMIObject -class Win32_ComputerSystem | Select-Object -ExpandProperty username $username=$fullname.Replace(“DOMAIN\”,””)
      This SHould Give your username
      Then Put ur username And BOOM! UR DONE
      Still Can’t? Gmail Me on [email protected]
      Bye For Now!

  5. Thank you , this worked for me
    Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.WindowsStore | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

  6. So I tried this and I get the following error. Can someone tell me how to fix this please? I keep getting all these errors when trying to do various things.
    “You need a new app to open this ms-get- (Something Something)”


    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073D06, The package could not be installed because a higher version of this package is
    already installed.
    Windows cannot install package Microsoft.Services.Store.Engagement_10.0.1610.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe because it has version 10.0.1610.0. A
    higher version 10.0.18101.0 of this package is already installed.
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 04fe7f55-e2a4-0002-7289-fe04a4e2d401 in the Event Log or use the command line
    Get-AppPackageLog -ActivityID 04fe7f55-e2a4-0002-7289-fe04a4e2d401
    At line:1 char:38
    + … | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.I …
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (C:\Program File…ppXManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], Exception
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

  7. Unfortunately, the command did not succeed. No error but no result either (store still missing even after reboot)
    I am stuck without microsoft store.
    Silly that one cannot redownload it from microsoft’s site.
    Thanks anyway

  8. Typed in command as instructed, nothing happened. No error message and still have remaining apps. Not really all that pc savvy, not going to bother trying anything else.

  9. I am having issues with windows store and constantly failing apps, I have tried the method of installing one or re-installing all and I get the same error:

    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF9, Install failed. Please contact your software vendor.
    Windows cannot install package Microsoft.WindowsStore_11904.1001.1.0_neutral_split.scale-100_8wekyb3d8bbwe because the
    package is currently paused. The package must be Staged in order to proceed.
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 849625a0-62d1-0000-b540-9784d162d501 in the Event Log or use
    the command line Get-AppPackageLog -ActivityID 849625a0-62d1-0000-b540-9784d162d501
    At line:1 char:61
    + … | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.I …
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (C:\Program File…ppXManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

    Can you throw some light on this please?

    Thanks in advance

  10. None of the above worked for me but…did actually did:

    Everywhere you find people telling you that you can’t reinstall the Windows can! Download the package below as a .zip file and run ‘Add-Store.cmd’ as administrator. Disable your antivirus before you do because this script will try to alter your configuration and behave like a intrusion on your system.

    Thanks me later..

  11. 1. Download the TakeOwnership file from MediaFire and unzip it:

    2. Run the file named: InstallTakeOwnership.reg

    3. Navigate to: C:\Program Files\WindowsApps

    4. Right click on the ‘WindowsApps’ folder and click on ‘Take Ownership’ in the context menu
    (This will give you permission to access the WindowsApps folder)

    5. Now open the ‘WindowsApps’ folder and find a folder named ‘Microsoft.WindowsStore_11909.1001.7.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe’ and open it
    (your folder name may be slighty different)

    6. Find the file named ‘AppxManifest.xml’ and right click and copy this file

    7. Go to ‘My Computer’ or ‘This PC’ and go to your Local Disk (C:)

    8. Paste the ‘AppxManifest.xml’ file directly in your (C:) directory

    9. Open and run ‘Command Prompt’ as an ‘Administrator’.

    10. Copy and paste the command: PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

    11. Copy and paste the command: $manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest

    12. Close command prompt and open the Run command by pressing ‘Windows Key + R’ and type in WSReset.exe and hit enter

    13. Wait for the WSReset command to close and restart your PC.

    14. Welcome back to the Windows Store!! 🙂
    Guide created by: Luke Jordan 30091990.. PLEASE LIKE AND SHARE IF IT HELPED YOU!!

  12. i tired you fix but this is my result :

    C:\Windows\system32>Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.WindowsStore | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}
    ‘Get-AppxPackage’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

  13. Ihave already use powershell to reinstall and restore Windows Store in windows 10 pro several times to get back windows store that I accidentally remove until now it doesn’t work my windows store still missing and I don’t know how to get back…I need someone shows me step by step to teach me or someone can use teamviewer to settle my problem.

  14. Hi,

    Awesome script…. I used it to remove app but now the icon on window 10 shows p~microsoft.. how do i remove

  15. Fantastic – the very first step fixed all of the problems I was having with the Store and my Windows app. Thanks so much for the article.

  16. hi sir , actually i am getting a lot of trouble in opening a lot microsoft accessories please help me to fix these problems .

    i am getting a error like when i used a command

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

    and the error is below

    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073D23, The deployment operation was blocked because Special profile deployment is not allowed. Please try logging into an account that is not a Special profile. You can try logging out and logging back into the current account, or try logging into a different account. The package deployment operation is blocked by the “Allow deployment operations in special profiles” policy. NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 60a99c52-841c-0002-4888-aa601c84d601 in the Event Log or use the command line Get-AppPackageLog -ActivityID 60a99c52-841c-0002-4888-aa601c84d601 At line:1 char:38 + … | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.I … + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (C:\Program File…ppXManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], Exception + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

  17. it did not work for me, in the end when i was trying to instill them it showed me this a nd i do not know what does it mean
    App installation failed with error message: error 0x80073D02: Unable to install because the following apps need to be closed Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller_1.0.32912.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe

    • @m: I faced the exact same error on my test computer. Simple skip that installer (VCLibs?) and run the Store appx bundle. It works in most cases.

  18. i am thankful that i found this post… solved my most awaited problem. none of the other codes or stuff worked but this one worked.. thank you

    • It’s one of the items listed on The screenshot in this article doesn’t show that file.

  19. Ramesh,

    Thank you so much for sharing this. I used Method 2: Download the Microsoft Store installer (Appx package) and I have my MStore back. Now i was able to download some of the apps that i lost like ms photo.

  20. I attempted to follow your instructions, but encountered the same issue: App installation failed with error message: error 0x80073D02: Unable to install because the following apps need to be closed Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller_1.0.32912.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe. Then I tried bypassing it (as you suggested above) and run the Store appx bundle. This was the message I received:
    App installation failed with error message: An internal error occurred with error 0x80073D05. See for help diagnosing app deployment issues. (0x80073d05)
    Do you have any thoughts about how I can fix this so I get my Store back?

    • @Wade: Alternatively, you can install the appx packages using PowerShell. The command-line syntax is as follows:

      Add-AppxPackage -Path "C:\Path\filename.Appx"

      Install each package in that way.

      Note: This article has now been updated to address the 0x80073D05 error.

  21. thank you so much! I was trying to find a post for 2 years and I finally found the one that actually works! again thank you so much!!! you made me very happy!!!!!

  22. Hi ! i have a problem with my win store its not updating my apps i dont know whats wrong or how i can fix this error code 0x80070005 !!

  23. Hello,
    I really appreciate helping me, the first command solved all my problems; which was:
    Right click was not working on TaskBar
    Windows Store wouldn’t open

  24. Yeah! Thanks a lot!

    This tutorial helped me to recover from borken Store. (I don’t know how this could happen).
    Get-AppxPackage *store* gave me Status: Modified, NeedsRemediation for Microsoft.WindowsStore (other *Store* packages and dependencies seemed to be OK).

    And I noticed I have no Microsoft.WindowsStore folder in “c:\Program Files\WindowsApps”.

    Other tutorials advising “reinstallation” of Store via:
    Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_12011.1001.1.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe” -DisableDevelopmentMode
    did not work for me (probably because Microsoft.WindowsStore folders with AppxManifest.xml were missing)

    Thus I’ve deleted Microsoft.WindowsStore package first:
    Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore | Remove-AppxPackage

    Then I used Method 2 described here (fortunately, I have to fiddle only with Microsoft.WindowsStore_12011.1001.113.0_neutral___8wekyb3d8bbwe.AppxBundle, other dependencies were OK.

    Worked like clockwork ninja!

  25. Thank you.

    I almost thought I was doomed as installing x86 versions of the packages would return me an error on the Microsoft Store install saying it was only meant to install devices of the class: “Windows.Xbox”

    After I figured out I was downloading 32bit packages for my 64bit OS it went smooth as silk.

  26. I cannot install any app either manually, because MS Store took AppInstaller with it on its fall…
    AppxBundle, Appx, and EAppx files cannot be opened on my pc, MicrosoftDesktopAppIntaller pops up for a sec and says “Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file, You may not have the appropriate permission to access this item”. Shall I delete WindowsApps folder or registry?????????????????????????????

  27. can any plss help meee what should i do now, i’m getting this type of error after applying the code and i also used ms store installer that also is not working for me

    Get-AppxPackage : Access is denied.
    Access is denied.
    At line:1 char:1
    + Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.WindowsStore | Foreach {Add-AppxP …
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-AppxPackage], UnauthorizedAccessException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.UnauthorizedAccessException,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.GetApp

  28. Finally!!! Thank you for this. I’ve been beating my head against the wall with this issue for wayyyy longer than I’d like to admit.

  29. I removed all Windows apps for an experiment to move Program Files and x86 from C: drive. I then tried to return them, but Windows Store was not found. I tried to copy them back and use Powershell to restore them with 10 different guides, I then tried re-installing Windows 10 twice, with Reset this PC, but Microsoft Store was nowhere to be found, I tried to copy the files from “clean” PC, but I still get it working (it was complaining about the manifesto).

    This guide fixed it. For some reason, the 2.2 versions didn’t work, but 1.7 did. I got my Microsoft Store back.

  30. Great !
    It works when my IT company has never been able to solve the problem and recommended a return of the computer for a full reinstall of Microsoft Office !

  31. omg thank you so much. ive tried every other page i could find and couldnt get it installed, mine was missing completely. this is the only thing that has worked for me.

  32. i got this error help lease. tryes method 1 and 2 doent work Microsoft.WindowsStore_12010.1001.313.0_neutral___8wekyb3d8bbwe.AppxBundle failed. (0x80070005)

  33. WOW! it worked for me. Although I had to download the Microsoft UI.Xaml appx and install before the Windows Store because I saw the error message which says missing dependency.
    THANKS MUCH! I got back my Store, reinstalled my Groove Music and Mail app!

    God bless!

  34. When i start installing the windows store it get stuck at 80%, i tried installing it with the Powershell but always at 80% why?

  35. Thank you so much… I see all topics online but no one can help me and your suggestion is solved my problem thank you once again…

  36. Having gone through all that, the Store now launches with a blank window that imediately disappears. Any idea on how to fix this? It may have something to do with Intel Graphic Experience, which seems to be missing

  37. Thanks! it worked. Tried many other things without success. Don’t comment normally, but you’ve earned it 🙂

  38. Thaaannnkkk you sooo much. I landed here after a sleepless night of searching fix here and there. Finally, this worked. Keep doing this great work. Thanks a lot again.

  39. icacls “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps” /reset /t /c /q

    This fixed this for my system. Use in admin cmd or powershell.

  40. Hi Yes so i tried using the second method since the first method wasnt working somehow
    it came up with the error (App installation failed with error message: error 0xC0020036: windows.licensing failed to start ClipSvc. Try again and contact the package publisher if the problem persists. (0xc0020036)) what do i do, how do i fix this

  41. Thank you so much! The second method with manually installing each of the 4 necessary packages did the trick for me. I couldn’t find any way to get the microsoft store back, and this saves me from having to buy a new computer or reinstalling all of windows (and losing all my apps)

    Thank you again! Super helpful article -one of a kind. Just aren’t that many articles like this one on the internet


  42. I’m getting this when trying to install the appxbundle:

    App installation failed with error message: error 0xC002001B: windows.licensing failed to update critical data for Microsoft.WindowsStore_12107.1001.15.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe. Try again and contact the package publisher if the problem persists. (0xc002001b)

  43. The powershell one isn’t working for me, it gets stuck on ‘[o ]’ on the progress bar. But then I try your second one, and the download links on don’t work! How do I fix it? Nothing happens when I click the download links, when I middle-click them the tab closes instantly, and nothing works!

  44. these


    are stuck downloading on 10%
    what do i do?

  45. Almost worked. Except we’re missing the Add-AppPackagex component.

    Also, this is a brand new PC as of 4 days ago with all updates installed, and somehow the store is missing, and cannot be installed.

  46. Thank you, I started to lose hope about this…your method worked, and the…khmmm…”lovely” Microsoft Store found its way back onto my PC, so I could finally download the game I have purchased the day before. Many thanks again man!

  47. Thank you thank you thank you I scoured the internet for weeks and they either said reinstall with power shell or reset pc this was the online one that actually worked cause you showed how to install the appx package and how to install it in power shell since I don’t have the store I didn’t have the package installer either I seriously cannot thank you enough

  48. i am aditi bharadhwaj i am in the microsoft store and i am unable to use it.
    because it is locked by my uncle.

  49. I have a strange issue with the store. The computer got replaced by a new one within our domain. All links to the windows apps and store are gone for a domain user. I tried to reinstall the store following your guide. The get-appxpackage shows that the store should be ok. But under PackageUserInformation only the local admin and the domain admin are shown. The user in question is missing.

    • Wow, i just found a solution to my problem.

      It is all related to Covid. Strange? Yes, it is. These users needed to access their computer from their home office. So, when i installed the systems, they were granted access as RDP to their computers. I did not add them to the local user profiles (old control panel). So the users got assigned to the profile type RDP users. That kills all windows apps for them (even locally).

      I had to assign them to the local admin group, use the well known powershell commands to reinstall the store and apps. After that i could switch their user group back to a standard users. Voila, IT WORKS.

      It seems that we have to assign the users to the standard user group in the could system control prior to giving them RDP access.

      Boy, that time spent hurts!

  50. Thanks for the post! I came across this error while trying to open Microsoft Store:
    Page could not be loaded, Please try again later.
    Code: 0x80131500
    I tried every possible way I found on the internet and it didn’t work. I ended up uninstalling Microsoft Store and I couldn’t install it again and that’s where you came to help and I tried the posted methods and I finally reinstalled the Store app (Thanks again for the awesome post). But the problem still remains. Do you have any idea how to fix this issue?
    I’ve almost tried every mentioned solution on the link below yet it didn’t work:

  51. Thank you very much. I finally fixed my ms store thanks to your post! I couldn’t install the store directly clicking on the bundle file, because it said that it was using restricted resources and can’t install. I was able to install it through powershell – add-appxpackage “fullbundlepath”
    Thank you!

  52. OMG GOD BLESS YOU!! I have been trying to fix my MS store forever. Ran across an issue where it appears that the app is never connecting to the internet, it’s constantly saying page cannot be loaded and telling me to refresh. That led me to try and Uninstall it to begin with after repair/reset didn’t work, which created this mess of the missing files in my WindowsApps folder. Yours was the only post I found that knew exactly how to tackle it. Thanks for the awesome instructions.

    And I’m glad I read some comments, because my problem was exactly like Soroosh’s up there and I see you hit him with another genius link to solve the OG problem so I don’t end up creating this issue all over again. Thanks a lot, Windows Wizard, you’re a lifesaver!

  53. I used these steps to manually install Microsoft Store by downloading the appx files and MSIXbundle. This is after reinstalls, permissions checking, deleting folders in WindowsApps, reinstalling everything these steps finally got my MS store to work.


    • you would think that should work but it only gave me errors. using the full download and install method I got it working though!

  54. Thanks broo you are awesome, btw how can im download video from website like netflix or disney plus hotstar, please make tutorial for this. Thanks again <3

  55. This is still relevant in 2023! Windows 11 fully updated had no store installed. even did a full wipe reinstall XD

    ran through your steps and only got some errors which you addressed and voila, MS store now works!

    Excellent work friend!


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