The Microsoft Windows Store is the simplest way to get new apps in Windows 11/10, as we all know. But sometimes you may just get irritated by the various errors you receive while downloading or updating apps. We have already seen how to fix errors 0x8024001e, 0x8024600e, 0x80073cf9, Something happened and your purchase couldn’t be completed. Today, we’re going to provide you with the fix for yet another error we came across!
Something happened and Windows Store is no longer working
As you can see in the above image, Refresh seems the option to fix it, if it doesn’t get resolved by a reboot. But, frankly speaking, we have a simple solution here which you can implement so that you avoid the tedious ways mentioned above.
Do the following!
1. Press Windows Key + R, and type or paste this location:
2. In the Windows folder, look for AppRepository folder. Some of the log files inside this folder are the root cause of the issue.
3. When you click the AppRepository folder mentioned above, you’ll get the following prompts:
Please use this way to take the ownership of AppRepository folder so that you can avoid the above-shown prompts and get directly into the folder.
4. After taking ownership of the folder and getting into the folder, you’ll see edb.log and edbXXXXX#.log files. Where XXXXX can be 00001, 00002, and so on depending variably from computer to computer. You have simply delete these edb.log and edbXXXXX#.log files to fix up the issue.
After deleting the above-said files, restart your computer and see if it helps.
However, if you are using Windows 11, you might not find the edb, edb00001, and edb00002, etc. files in the AppRepository folder. In that case, you need to use the Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter.
For that, open Windows Settings, and go to System > Troubleshoot > Other troubleshooters. Here you can find a Troubleshooter called Windows Store Apps. You need to click on the Run button and follow the screen instructions.
After that, you will be able to download apps and open Microsoft Store without any problem.
If it does not, then you may want to consider the Refresh PC option.
Related: Something happened on our end Microsoft Store error message.
How do you fix Microsoft store Try again later something happened on our end?
To fix Try again later; something happened on our end error in Microsoft Store on Windows 11/10; you need to run the Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter. Apart from that, you can also correct the date and time settings, disable the VPN app, get rid of proxy servers, etc. At last, you can reset or repair the Microsoft Store app using Windows Settings.
How do I fix the Windows store has stopped working?
To fix the Windows store has stopped working error on your computer, you need to follow the aforementioned solutions in the article. However, apart from that, you can clear the Microsoft Store cache, repair the app, terminal Microsoft Store process and restart it, etc. If nothing works, you can reset the Microsoft Store app to get it fixed.