How to fix Microsoft Store not working in Windows 11

Microsoft Store is an Official site for Windows Users to download applications to their system. Several users noticed that the MS Store keeps crashing up or does not open, or freezes while downloading an application. There are cases where people have been seeing this issue for more than a year.


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If you’ve encountered this issue with MS Store on your system, don’t worry. We’ve compiled some fixes that will help you solve this issue with Microsoft Store.

Fix 1: Reset MS Store from Settings

1. Open the Run Dialog using Windows+R.

2. Type ms-settings:appsfeatures and click on the Ok button.


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Settings Appsfeatures

 

3. In the appearing window, scroll down and locate Microsoft Store.

4. Click on the three-dots next to Microsoft Store.

5. From the context menu, click on Advanced options.

 

Advanced Options

 

6. In the opening window, scroll down to the Reset section.

7. Click on the Reset button.

 

Click On The Reset Button


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8. In the appearing window, click on the Reset button.

 

Click On Reset

9. Restart the System.

Fix 2: Run SFC command

1 – Search cmd in Windows search box

2 -Now, do a right click on cmd icon and click on run as admin

cmd admin 17 min
cmd admin 17 min

3 -Now, run the command given below

SFC /SCANNOW

wait for the program to find and fix errors on your windows PC and then try opening Microsoft store again

Fix 3: Change the Regional Settings

1. Open Run Window using Windows+R.

2. Type the command  ms-settings:regionlanguage and press Enter.

 

Ms Settings Region Language

 

3. In the opening window, under the Language section, locate Windows display language.

4. Click on on the drop down next to it and choose the appropriate language.

5. Scroll down to the Region section.

6. From the drop-down next to Country or region, choose your Country.

7. From the drop-down next to Regional format, choose Recommended or appropriate format.

 

Country Region

 

8. Once the changes are done, Restart your System.

Fix 4: Reset the Store Cache

1. Open the Run Dialog using Windows+R.

2. Type wsreset.exe and click on the Ok button.

 

Wsreset Exe

 

3. Now, you should see a black window opening. The window runs and resets the Cache.

5. Wait patiently as it’s going to take some time.

4. Once the reset is complete, try opening the MS Store.

Fix 5: Uninstall and Reinstall the Microsoft Package

1. Open the Run Dialog with Windows+R.

2. Type powershell and hold the keys Ctrl+Shift+Enter. This opens PowerShell in Admin mode.

 

Powershell

 

3. If you see a UAC window popping up, click on Yes.

4. In the PowerShell window that opens, paste the below command and press Enter.

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore | Remove-AppxPackage

5. Now, enter the below command

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

 

Fix 6: Re-register MS Store

1. Open the PowerShell window(refer to steps 1-3 from Fix 3).

2. In the PowerShell window that opens, paste the below command and press Enter.

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command "& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + 'AppxManifest.xml' ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}"

 

Re Register The Key

 

Fix 7: Deploy the Apps package

1. Open the PowerShell window with Admin rights(refer to steps 1-3  from Fix 3).

2. In the window that opens, enter the below command and press Enter.

((Get-ChildItem "HKLM:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\InboxApplications") | Get-ItemProperty).Path | Add-AppxPackage -Register -DisableDevelopmentMode

 

Fix 8: Re-install all the Apps

1. Open the PowerShell window with Admin rights(refer to steps 1-3  from Fix 3).

2. In the window that opens, enter the below command and press Enter.

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

Fix 9: Run the MS Store Troubleshooter

1. Open the Run Dialog using Windows+R.

2. Enter the command ms-settings:troubleshoot and press Enter.

 


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Ms Settings Troubleshoot

 

3. In the opening window, click on Other troubleshooters.

 

Other Troubleshoooters

 

4. Scroll down and locate  Windows Store Apps.

5. Click on the Run button next to Windows Store Apps

 

Run The Troubleshooter

 

6. The troubleshooter will run and notify the system about the issue and the fixes available.

7. Follow the on-screen instructions to apply the suggested fixes.

8. Once done, restart the system.

That’s all.

We hope this article has been informative. Kindly comment and let us know the fix that helped you solve the issue.

Thanks for reading.

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