Windows Store might be one of the most used applications on Windows 10 – but it does come with its share of problems. While Microsoft has been trying to improve upon it with every update, users still report many errors. One of the more common errors is – Try that again, Something went wrong, The error code is 0x80073CF9, in case you need it.
Fix 0x80073CF9 Microsoft Store error on Windows 11/10
Error code 0x80073CF9 denotes Severity Failure when you go on to download, install or update Windows apps.If you receive error code 0x80073CF9, here is what you need to do to fix the problem.
1] SFC scan
Run an SFC scan as it can help to repair corrupt system files.
2] Switch from wireless to wired connection
At times, downloads don’t work right with wireless connections. Try connecting your system to the network hard-wired and resume the download. If it doesn’t connect to the wired connection directly, try the following steps:
1] Press Win + R to open the Run window. Type the command ncpa.cpl and press Enter to open the Network Connections window.
2] Right-click on your wireless network and select Disable. This would disable the wireless network and the system would be forced to connect to the wired network.
Check if it helps resolve the issue or move to the next solution.
3] Create the AppReadiness folder
1] Go to C:\Windows, where C: is the system drive.
2] Right-click anywhere in the open space and select New > Folder.
3] Name the new folder AppReadiness.
4] Open the folder and make sure the path to the folder should be C:\Windows\AppReadiness where C: is the system drive.
Windows Store will save data in this folder. When it was absent, the Store iss unable to create it on its own, an issue which has been corrected now.
4] Allow the Store access to the Packages folder
This error also occurs when the AppReadiness folder is created, but the Windows Store does not have enough permissions to write to the Packages folder there.
1] The Packages folder is located on the path: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\AppRepository. This path might have a few hidden folders. In case you are unable to find them, go to the View tab and check Hidden items.
2] Making changes to the AppReadiness folder needs Administrator permissions. Right-click on the folder and select Properties.
3] In the Security tab, click Advanced and then Continue.
4] Allow full access to SYSTEM.
5] Click on Apply and then OK to save the settings and restart the system.
More suggestions here – Error 0x80073cf9 while installing Apps from Windows Store.
Hope this helps!