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Fix: Windows Store not opening

You may or may not be a regular user of modern apps which are available on Windows Store on your Windows 10/8.1, but at times, you might want to check out good apps available on the Store. What if you find that the Windows App Store is not opening, loading or working, and it endlessly makes you wait with a loading animation? Well, there are few simple solutions you want to try to fix this problem.

Windows Store not opening

The images may be of Windows 8.1, but the procedure is the same for Windows 10.

Before you go through the recommended solutions, make sure your Windows PC qualifies these basic requirements:

1] Adjust your date and time settings

Having an incorrect date/time settings is the most common yet unnoticed thing. To adjust your date/time settings follow these steps:

2] Disable Proxy Connection Your proxy settings might be stopping your Windows store from opening. Follow these steps to disable your internet proxy settings:

3] Run the Windows Apps Troubleshooter

When this App troubleshooter is run, it automatically fixes some of the basic issues that might be preventing your Store or apps from running – such as lower screen resolution, incorrect security or account settings, etc.

4] Clear Windows store cache

By doing this, all store cache and corrupt settings are reset, and your Windows Store shall open normally. This post details the Reset Windows Store cache feature.

5] Windows cannot find ms-windows-store:PurgeCaches

If you receive an error – Windows cannot find ms-windows-store:PurgeCaches. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again, you need to reregister the Windows Store app by running the following command in an elevated command prompt window:

powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml

Read: The Server Stumbled – Windows 10 Store error.

We hope the above-mentioned solutions helped you overcome the issue of Windows Store, not opening.

Must read related links:

  1. You’ll need a new app to open this ms-windows-store
  2. Windows 10 Store is not working? Run this special troubleshooter
  3. Windows Store apps are not opening in Windows 10.