How To Fix Microsoft Store Missing Issue In Windows 10 / 11

Microsoft Store is one of the best things about Windows as it allows you to download the latest apps, games, books, music, and more without any harmful software. However, Microsoft has still not been able to stabilize the Store and it still continues to throw errors every now and then.


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One such issue is where the Microsoft Store goes missing from your Windows 10 & 11 computer. Now, that can really frustrating, as you do not get direct access to the apps and then you have to look for a third-party website to download your apps. Worst still, some of the 3rd part websites are not secure and can pose a threat to your PC security.

This issue usually comes up after updating Windows causing some Store related files to go corrupt. However, fortunately, this issue can be fixed and you can get back your Microsoft Store. Let’s see how.

Method 1 – Reinstall Microsoft store using Powershell

1 – Search Powershell in Windows search box.

2 -Right click and click on Run as administrator

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3 – Now, run the command given below in the Powerhsell

get-appxpackage -alluser Microsoft.WindowsStore

4 – Now, copy the PackageFullName from the search result

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5 – Now, run the command given below in the powershell again. Just do not forget to replace the packagefullname with your packagefullname you copied.

remove-appxpackage PackageFullName

Hust replace the PackageFullName with the PackageFullName you copied in step 4

6 -Now, again run the command given below to reinstall Microsoft store

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

Now, Open microsoft store again.

Method 2 – Check Microsoft Store Install service

1 – Press Windows key and R key together to open run.

2 – Now, type services.msc in it and click OK to open service manager

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3 – Now, double click on Microsoft Store Install Service

4 -Now, make sure that startup type is set to automatic, and also click on start to start the service

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5 -Click on Apply and OK.

Method 3 – Try to install it by searching Xbox app

A user suggested that when he tried to search xbox app on his PC, then a prompt appeared that a required program is missing and then he found the option to install the Microsoft store. You can also try this on your Computer.

Xbox app is dependent on microsoft store. When a user try to download xbox app it will always prompt him to download microsoft store

Method 4: Through Windows Powershell

Step 1: Click on the Start button on your desktop and type PowerShell in the search field. Now, right-click on the result and click on Run as administrator to run PowerShell in admin mode.

 

Start Powershell Result Right Click Run As Administrator

 

Step 2: In the PowerShell window, type the below command and hit Enter to execute:

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

Now, you should get back your missing Windows Store. If the problem persists, try the 2nd method.

Method 5: Using WSRESET

 

Step 1 – Search cmd in Windows search box. Right click and choose run as administrator

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2 – Type wsreset in command prompt window and hit Enter key

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This should get your Windows Store back, but, if it still doesn’t, try the 3rd method.

Method 6: Update windows

1. Search Check for Updates in Windows search.

2 – Now, click on check for updates.

3 – Now, Check for updates and let windows os download and update your OS.

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Method 7: Using Command Prompt

 


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Step 1: Click on the Start button your desktop and type cmd in the search box. Now, right-click on the result and click on Run as administrator to open Command Prompt in admin mode.

 

Start Search Cmd Result Right Click Run As Administrator

 

Step 2: In the Command Prompt window, run the below commands one by one and hit Enter:

 

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

 

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

 

Command Prompt Run 1st Command Enter Run 2nd Command Enter

 

Once the first command gets completed, run the second command, and let it complete restoring. This should get your Microsoft Store back and you can start downloading the apps freely.

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4 thoughts on “How To Fix Microsoft Store Missing Issue In Windows 10 / 11”

  1. These don’t work always. What does seem to work is to open the Xbox app on your pc. There you will find a prompt that a required program is missing and give the option to install the Store.

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