How to Reset Windows Store apps in Windows 10 via Settings

Windows 10 v1607 and later now let you easily, with a click reset your Windows Store app, if it is not working properly. Earlier if apps did not work properly, the solution was to re-register it using PowerShell, but with this new feature, you can reset apps easily. I will show you where the setting to reset apps is available.

Reset Windows Store apps

Open the Start Menu and click on the Settings icon. Next, click 0n System and then on Apps & features in the left panel. Having done that, you will see the following window.

Reset Windows Store apps

Next, identify the app which is not working properly and click on it. the panel will expand and you will see options to Move and Uninstall. Here you will also see Advanced options. Click on it and the following window will open.

Reset Windows Store apps windows 10

Here, you will have to click on the Reset button, to reset the app. Clicking on it will open the following warning window, telling you that the app’s data will be deleted and preferences reset.

reset app

Click on Reset. In a few seconds, you will see a check mark next to the reset button, indicating that the operation has been completed successfully.

reset done

Now see if the Windows Store app is working properly. It should!

Reset Microsoft Store

reset microsoft store

Similarly you will be also able to reset the Windows Store or the Microsoft Store here.

This post will show you how to Reset Windows 10 if you ever feel the need to.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

8 Comments

  1. Jmarco

    Appreciate this post very much! I am Windows 10 insider and read your blog everyday. Have gotten many good tips for Windows 10. I have many of your blogs set as bookmarks in my Chrome Browser. This tip today on resetting Windows Store apps worked well for my Feedback Hub app. I felt that this app was not working right since other Microsoft insider blogs had mentioned new message to insiders via Feedback Hub.But I did not see one until I used your tip and reset Feedback hub.

  2. Raymond Barreto

    um didnt work couldnt find the reset button

  3. As I mentioned, Windows 10 v1607introduces the button. Have you installed the Anniversary Update?

  4. Dave Hogben

    I just had the Windows 10 Anniversary update and it has not gone well at all and now all the apps in Microsoft store won’t work and had to uninstall Microsoft solitaire games and re-install and nothing has worked and I cannot get Microsoft solitaire to re-install because of this message ‘You’ll need a new app to open this – ms-windows store’ message and it is driving me nuts trying to fix it … and I have tried everything … I got a feeling that the anniversary update did not install correctly as all I got was a black screen and then 5 hours later it had updated successfully….I have wasted a whole afternoon trying to fix this bloody thing

  5. Tracy Wilz

    I have 3 windows 10 PC’s on a net work and store will not work on any of them. resetting changes nothing. the app flashes and nothing happens. I have not been able to use Microsoft store for a 18 months. Done every update. Only fix appears to be purging all date and reinstalling window on all PC’s which would take a very long time and i dont wish to do. Mostly because it would be rewarding Microsoft for such an incredibly stupid problem that after 18 months is simply unfixable for the average user. Their loss.

  6. Sam Weiss

    My windows store cache is corrupt. I can’t find any way to fix it. Resetting the app as described here did not work. I even tried reinstalling windows, but the installer hangs trying to install some driver. I can’t do a clean install on this machine.

  7. Johnny Doe

    Reset the app and again the store home page pops up and gives me hope and then crashes to error Code: 0xD000000D

  8. Jimmy

    nice. a lot of my apps were working cranky. thanks for the tip. however, this doesn’t work on my calculator app which is also acting weird. i can’t even run it anymore.

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