Common Microsoft Store Errors and How to Fix Them

Common Microsoft Store Errors and How to Fix Them

The Microsoft Store, formerly known as the Windows Store, is the official marketplace for downloading games, apps, movies, and more. Throwing out errors is a common thing, many of which are hard to solve. We’re here to help you fix any Microsoft Store errors.

Whether your store is apparently missing, has damaged cache, is stuck, or has absolutely nothing else, we’ve come up with all sorts of solutions to hopefully fix everything.

Microsoft Store Apps Troubleshooter

It is worthwhile to run the Microsoft Store Troubleshooter before we look for specific error messages. It will detect any problems and try to fix them automatically. While these may not be fixed, it is still useful to know what the problem is if you do not make a specific error when opening the store.

Download Windows 10 Troubleshooter directly from Microsoft. Open the file with the Diagnostics Troubleshooting Wizard, which should be selected by default.

When it opens, click Advanced and make sure the repairs are automatically ticked. Click Next to proceed through the wizard. Finally, note any error messages that could not be resolved.

Microsoft Store will not open

The store only gives you an error message when you don’t open anything, you should restart your computer first. Age is an old fix, but it often works for this problem.

If not, don’t worry. Search a system for PowerShell, right-click on the relevant result and select Run as administrator. Input the following and press Enter:

PowerShell-ExecutionPolicy Resilient Ad-ApexPackage-Decided DevelopmentMode-Register $ NV: SystemRoot \ Winstore \ ApexManifest.XML
Close PowerShell and you should now be able to open the store successfully.

2. Microsoft Store cache may be damaged

The first thing to try is to clear the cache. To run, press Windows key + R, input wsreset.exe and click OK. An empty command prompt window will open for about ten seconds. After that, the store will open by itself.

If that doesn’t work, press the Windows key + R. Input this:

C: \ Users% Username%

If you already have a cache folder, name it Cache.old. Then, whether it already exists or not, create a new folder named Cache. Finally, run the troubleshooter as described above and it should detect and fix the problem.

3. Missing the Microsoft Store

If you can’t find the store anywhere on your system, you’ll need to reinstall it. Search a system for PowerShell, right-click on the relevant result and select Run as administrator. Input the following and press Enter:

Get-AppXpackage * Windows Store * -All Users | For ach ad-apexpackage -disable developmentmode-register “$ ($ _. Installationlook) \ appxmanifit.xml”.
Turn off PowerShell, restart your computer, and the store will return.

4. Stop downloading Microsoft Store

If your applications are not downloaded or updated properly, first check that you are not trying to install them on an external hard drive. This can cause problems, so it’s best to keep these in internal drive. Press Windows key + I to open the settings, go to System> Storage. On your external drive, click Apps and Features.

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Click the problematic application and click Remove. Select your internal drive from the dropdown and click Remove.

Alternatively, make sure that the drive you are installing is not fully loaded. If so, uninstall some apps or delete other data to free up space.

If that doesn’t work, or your application is already on an internal drive, try running Windows Update Troubleshooter. To do this, search for and select a system to look for and fix issues with Windows Update.

Click Next to proceed through the troubleshooter. Once done, open the store and see if your downloads are working. If that still doesn’t work, check out our tips for troubleshooting Windows Update.

5. Error code 0x80072EFD

This error will occur if the store has a network problem. Run Windows Update to verify a few simple things, disable your anti-virus and make sure the time and date are correct on your system. If that doesn’t work, it’s time to search the registry.

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