Fix ms-windows-store:purgecaches app didn’t start on Windows 10

ms-windows-store:purgecaches is an inbuilt ms store feature which purges windows store caches. Many users have reported “ms-windows-store:purgecaches app didn’t start” error on their computer. If you have also encountered this error, you can follow the steps given in this article to fix this error.

Fix 1 – Install the media Pack from Microsoft

1. Press Windows Key + R together open run.

2. Write winver in it and click OK.

3. Note down your Windows version.


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4. Go to this link from Microsoft

5. Check which media pack is suitable for your PC from here

6. Now, install the required media pack and restart your PC.

Fix 2 – Try the Troubleshooter

1. Search Troubleshoot in Windows 10 Search and click on the search result.


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2. Scroll down in the left side, Locate Windows store apps, click on it to expand it.

3. Click on Run the troubleshooter.

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Fix 3 – Using powershell App

1. Press CTRL + Shift + Esc keys together from you keyboard to open task manager.

2. Choose File > RunĀ  New Task from the top Tab.


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3. Write powershell in the task box and check the box saying create this task with administrative privileges.


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4. copy and paste the code given below in the powershell window.

$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + '\AppxManifest.xml' ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest

5. Hit enter key to execute the code.

6. Restart your computer.