Microsoft Store app missing in Windows 10

The recent updates have made Windows Store applications in a Windows 10 PC important as the users can directly head over to the store and download any application one wants to. The Windows Store is the legit and one of the safest way to get your applications onboard. Some people have reported that the Windows Store app is not opening or even that the Windows Store app is missing once they updated to Windows 10. If Microsoft Store is missing, then this post will show you how to reinstall Windows Store in Windows 10 and get it back using this PowerShell command.

Microsoft Store missing in Windows 10

The missing app problem in Windows 10 can be solved, and you can get back all the apps that come default with the Windows 10. We would request you to go through the steps elucidated below and recover the missing applications by using an elevated Windows Powershell prompt.

Windows Store app missing in Windows 10

1. First things first, download the file Reinstall-preinstalledApps.zip from Microsoft and extract the contents of the folder. Ensure that the file Reinstall-preinstalledApps.zip is in the following directory:

C:\Users\yourusernamehere\Downloads

2. In the PowerShell prompt that you have opened as an as an administrator, enter this command and hit Enter:

Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

If it asks you to change the execution policy, press Y and hit Enter.

3. Without exiting Power Shell, enter the following command now:

cd C:\Users\YourUserName\Downloads

This command will take you to the location where the PowerShell script is. Note that you need to replace the YourUserName in the command with your actual Windows account username. Now all you need to do is enter the command below and hit “Enter”:

.\reinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1 *Microsoft.WindowsStore*

4. If you have followed the step mentioned above without any deviations, you should be able to find the Windows Store on your Windows 10, but before doing that, we would suggest you reset your Windows Store using WSReset.exe.

This will reset the Windows Store cache, and just in case we would also advise you to pin the Windows Store to your taskbar or the start menu.

5. Once you have done the job, re-enable enforcement for signed PowerShell scripts by typing executing the Set-ExecutionPolicy AllSigned command.

Reinstall Windows 10 Store

If you wish to reinstall Windows 10 Store, you can also open an elevated PowerShell window, type the following command and hit Enter:

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

There you go, folks, the Windows Store back on your Windows 10, enjoy and do let us know how well it worked for you in the comment section below.

Reset Microsoft Store

You can open Settings > Apps and look for Microsoft Store.

reinstall microsoft store

Once you find it, click on Advanced options to open the following panel.

reset microsoft store

Here you can click on the Reset button. This will reinstall the MicrosoftWindows Store app and change all settings to its default value.

TIP: See this post if you wish to reinstall all the preinstalled apps in Windows 10. You may also use our 10AppsManager to reinstall apps with a click.

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Mahit Huilgol is a Windows enthusiast, a blogger & a keen follower of everything Microsoft. He loves to keep a track of the Windows ecosystem and enjoys covering Windows 10 features & freeware.

105 Comments

  1. JohnTheRedeemer

    Hey, I’m following these steps but I’m getting an error on the second part of step #3. Perhaps you could provide some insight?

    Add-AppxPackage : Cannot find path ‘C:Program FilesWindowsAppsMicrosoft.WindowsStore_2015.1005.14.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbweAppxMetadataAppxBundleManifest.xml’ because it does not exist.
    At C:UsersJohnDownloadsreinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1:35 char:2
    + Add-AppxPackage -register $PackagePath -DisableDevelopmentMode
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : OjectNotFound: (C:Program Files…dleManifest.xml:String_ [Add-AppxPackage], ItemNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PathNotFound, Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

  2. Dénes Csala

    unzip the fle first

  3. Syd_Rumpo

    Hello, trying to reinstall the App Store and followed your instructions but after attempting step #3 I get:

    Registering the provisioned apps that match *Microsoft.WindowsStore*
    Attempting to register package: Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.701.14.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF9, Install failed. Please contact your software vendor.
    (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80073CF9)
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 953cd8e1-1485-0000-f0ec-3c958514d101 in the Event Log or use
    the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 953cd8e1-1485-0000-f0ec-3c958514d101
    At C:usersmedownloadsreinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1:35 char:2
    + Add-AppxPackage -register $PackagePath -DisableDevelopmentMode
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (C:Program File…dleManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

    Any help much appreciated.

  4. Chaitanya Arige

    Same problem !

  5. Trent Giger

    any luck, im having the same problem

  6. Rod Northcott

    In Windows 10 PowerShell, when I run the command .reinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1 *Microsoft.WindowsStore*
    I get this message: The term .reinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1 is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program.
    At line 1 char 1
    CommandNotFoundException
    I would appreciate any help you could provide, Thanks/Cheers

  7. Aprianto Nursetiawan

    Facing the same problem with the other folks here. This solution doesn’t work for Windows 10 after November Update, please update this article to reflect the changes.

  8. G.S.Feliu

    I had the same problem untill I realized you have to unzip the file and move its contents to C:usersyourusernamedownloads (or to whatever other path you are using).

    But then you may still another problem (as it happened to me) where you are actually missing several directories and files in your C:Program FilesWindowsApps directory, like for example “C:Program FilesWindowsAppsMicrosoft.WindowsStore_2015.255.4.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbweAppxMetadataAppxBundleManifest.xml”

    Seemingly, if this happens to you the only solution seems to be a system reset (unless MS timely comes with a a workaround).

    Cheers.

  9. Simply me

    Didn’t work for me either. I’ll try again tomorrow. My partner is not furious with me, “spending all evening trying to sort it out”. I only hope it hasn’t happened to our other laptops too. I’ll have fix those too. Stupid thing is although windows 8.1 upgraded to windows 10, I hadn’t noticed it, until I was told there was a free program that I needed, and found I couldn’t get to the store App. A number of the other windows apps, calendar being one don’t work, either. Any ideas as the others said, please? I have been a widows user since windows 95. Bought books for all, including windows 8.1, only opened the windows 8.1 book once. Got two windows 10, have to keep opening it. Not a word of “disappearing” Apps.

  10. Filip Ionita

    Wow, tell me now. No wonder I can’t get my Web Store fixed…. been trying for hours for all sorts of solutions. Can’t download any app at all, just keeps saying “Working…”. I don’t have a WinStore folder in C:Windows…. no idea what’s going on.

  11. Riley

    I had the same issues, and I finally got it to work! Make sure that when you choose your file path, it leads directly to the file itself, and not just the file folder. My file path had to be set to C:UsersYourUsernameDownloadsreinstall-preinstalledApps. The instructions only tell you to go as far as downloads, so I added the file name at the end to take to the correct path. Give it a whirl!

  12. Same problems as everyone else so looks as though Microsoft will need to send us all a fix update asap or scrap Windows 10 and bring out another OS replacement.

  13. David

    Worked Perfectly on my Surface pro 4 with Windows 10 once I unzipped the file 😀

  14. HarvOnyx

    Unfortuanately didn’t work for me either. I would just factory reset the PC but this is a work computer and I would loose precious files.

    I get the error.

    Add-AppxPackage : Cannot find path ‘C:Program
    FilesWindowsAppsMicrosoft.WindowsStore_2015.99.24.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbweAppxMetadataAppxBundleManifest.xml’
    because it does not exist.
    At C:UserssaburDownloadsreinstall-preinstalledAppsreinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1:35 char:2
    + Add-AppxPackage -register $PackagePath -DisableDevelopmentMode
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (C:Program File…dleManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], ItemNotFou
    ndException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PathNotFound,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

    Maybe someone here can make sense of this?

    Thanks

  15. Cormac

    I am getting a problem too, my error is reporting “catastrophic failure” … not encouraging eh

    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered.

    error 0x8000FFFF: While processing the request, the system failed to register the windows.visualElements extension due

    to the following error: Catastrophic failure

    .

    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] d09da1d0-606d-0000-6122-9ed06d60d101 in the Event Log or use

    the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID d09da1d0-606d-0000-6122-9ed06d60d101

    At C:usersClairDownloadsreinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1:35 char:2

    + Add-AppxPackage -register $PackagePath -DisableDevelopmentMode

    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (C:Program File…dleManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

  16. Brian

    I did all the steps but I have a problem

    Add-AppxPackage : Cannot find path ‘C:Program
    FilesWindowsAppsMicrosoft.WindowsStore_2015.2524.4.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbweAppxMetadataAppxBundleManifest.xml’
    because it does not exist.
    At C:UsersBrianDownloadsreinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1:35 char:2
    + Add-AppxPackage -register $PackagePath -DisableDevelopmentMode
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (C:Program File…dleManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], ItemNotFou
    ndException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PathNotFound,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

  17. ricudatales

    Same issue and no working solution. When Win10 come I was plenty of hopes. MS OS are product that you must buy, because no laptops are sold without a MS OS.
    The UI is really beautiful,fast and well done but, just after few month it starts to be a big pain with “start menu, cortana, store that stop working, hard drive always busy at 100% and so on.
    I would scream “Linux and Gnome” forever!!!! Why carry on in being bugged by MS??? Just because if you want to own a laptop you have non choices than buy it with the OS!
    I’m a good IT technician and I’havent found any way to cope to this issue….
    Next few days I’ll try again and forward to you if I find a solution. Thanks to the ones that have tried…

  18. Does not work at all. This is just another dead end

  19. MIKE

    IT DOESNT WORK… 🙁 🙁 🙁 THIS WHAT IT STATES:

    Windows PowerShell

    Copyright (C) 2015 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    PS C:WINDOWSsystem32> Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

    Execution Policy Change

    The execution policy helps protect you from scripts that you do not trust. Changing the execution policy might expose

    you to the security risks described in the about_Execution_Policies help topic at

    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=135170. Do you want to change the execution policy?

    [Y] Yes [A] Yes to All [N] No [L] No to All [S] Suspend [?] Help (default is “N”): Y

    PS C:WINDOWSsystem32> cd C:UsersMICHADownloads

    PS C:UsersMICHADownloads> .reinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1 *Microsoft.WindowsStore*

    Registering the provisioned apps that match *Microsoft.WindowsStore*

    Attempting to register package: Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.2524.4.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe

    Add-AppxPackage : Cannot find path ‘C:Program

    FilesWindowsAppsMicrosoft.WindowsStore_2015.2524.4.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbweAppxMetadataAppxBundleManifest.xml’

    because it does not exist.

    At C:UsersMICHADownloadsreinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1:35 char:2

    + Add-AppxPackage -register $PackagePath -DisableDevelopmentMode

    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (C:Program File…dleManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], ItemNotFou

    ndException

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PathNotFound,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

    PS C:UsersMICHADownloads> Get-AppXPackage *WindowsStore* -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode

    -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml”}

    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered.

    Merge Failure : error 0x80070003 : Cannot register the Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.25.24.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe package

    because there was a merge failure with the following file: C:Program

    FilesWindowsAppsMicrosoft.WindowsStore_2015.25.24.0_neutral_split.language-fil-latn_8wekyb3d8bbweresources.pri

    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] d349d4f0-643c-0003-781e-4ad33c64d101 in the Event Log or use

    the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID d349d4f0-643c-0003-781e-4ad33c64d101

    At line:1 char:53

    + … | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.I …

    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (C:Program File…ppXManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered.

    Merge Failure : error 0x80070003 : Cannot register the Microsoft.WindowsStore_2016.27.2.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe package

    because there was a merge failure with the following file: C:Program

    FilesWindowsAppsMicrosoft.WindowsStore_2015.25.24.0_neutral_split.language-fil-latn_8wekyb3d8bbweresources.pri

    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] d349d4f0-643c-0003-7f1e-4ad33c64d101 in the Event Log or use

    the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID d349d4f0-643c-0003-7f1e-4ad33c64d101

    At line:1 char:53

    + … | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.I …

    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (C:Program File…ppXManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

    PS C:UsersMICHADownloads>

  20. dwgir79

    I have the same issue. what do you define as a “system reset”. Do you mean the reset this PC function where everything has to be reinstalled?

  21. Davy Jones

    this is the issue I have, I’m missing several directories entirely. this all started because I accidentally ran Get-AppXPackage *WindowsStore* -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml”}. Basically I’ve tried every possible fix out there and nothing works, I couldn’t even system restore because it got stuck up during it. I can’t wipe 800 gigs of data from my pc. microsoft needs to release a better fix. Using Win 10 pro also.

  22. NotAnonymous

    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered.

    error 0x80070490: Cannot process the Microsoft.Office.Sway_17.6629.20261.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe package because the

    following error was encountered while retrieving the 4 property for the value ‘imagesSwayAppList.png’: Element not

    found.

    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] de546af1-6c12-0001-1184-56de126cd101 in the Event Log or use

    the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID de546af1-6c12-0001-1184-56de126cd101

    At C:UsersGeorgeDownloadsreinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1:35 char:2

    + Add-AppxPackage -register $PackagePath -DisableDevelopmentMode

    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (C:Program File…dleManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

    What to do?

  23. Faith

    have spent hours trying to fix this problem on a friends laptop after upgrading it to win10…Finally…that last solution “Get-AppXPackage…” worked…the store is back. Thank You!

  24. JDW

    Here is the result i get:

    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered.
    Merge Failure : error 0x80070003 : Cannot register the Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.25.24.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe package
    because there was a merge failure with the following file: C:Program
    FilesWindowsAppsMicrosoft.WindowsStore_2015.25.24.0_neutral_split.scale-100_8wekyb3d8bbweresources.pri
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 76d72688-730b-0001-8cde-d8760b73d101 in the Event Log or use
    the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 76d72688-730b-0001-8cde-d8760b73d101
    At line:1 char:53
    + … | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.I …
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (C:Program File…ppXManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered.
    Merge Failure : error 0x80070003 : Cannot register the Microsoft.WindowsStore_2016.27.2.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe package
    because there was a merge failure with the following file: C:Program
    FilesWindowsAppsMicrosoft.WindowsStore_2015.25.24.0_neutral_split.scale-100_8wekyb3d8bbweresources.pri
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 76d72688-730b-0000-bfbd-d8760b73d101 in the Event Log or use
    the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 76d72688-730b-0000-bfbd-d8760b73d101
    At line:1 char:53
    + … | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.I …
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (C:Program File…ppXManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

  25. Franpa

    “Reinstall Windows 10 Store” worked great, however when I first launched the Powershell program it tried to run a script automatically. It was like a poorly formatted copy of the script I copied from this website in to the Clipboard. It buggered up the visual display of Powershell with error messages overlaid on top of Powershell making it awkward to use Powershell. A restart of Powershell didn’t exhibit this issue and the properly pasted command worked fine.

  26. Terrensu

    I got this message :/

    .reinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1 : The term ‘.reinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1’ is not recognized as the name of a

    cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify

    that the path is correct and try again.

    At line:1 char:1

    + .reinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1 *Microsoft.WindowsStore*

    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (.reinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1:String) [], CommandNotFoundException

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

  27. Arocks Adi

    PS C:WINDOWSsystem32> cd C:UsersAbdul MatheenDownloads

    Set-Location : A positional parameter cannot be found that accepts argument ‘MatheenDownloads’.

    At line:1 char:1

    + cd C:UsersAbdul MatheenDownloads

    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (:) [Set-Location], ParameterBindingException

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PositionalParameterNotFound,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.SetLocationCommand

  28. peace_n_love1

    Thank you!

  29. Dominic D

    .reinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1 *Microsoft.WindowsStore* is NOT A VALID COMMAND !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. fareez

    Hey,i had follow this steps “Reinstall Windows 10 Store” but its like getting error

    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered.

    Merge Failure : error 0x80070003 : Cannot register the Microsoft.WindowsStore_2016.29.13.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe package

    because there was a merge failure with the following file: C:Program

    FilesWindowsAppsMicrosoft.WindowsStore_2015.21.25.0_neutral_split.scale-100_8wekyb3d8bbweresources.pri

    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] a1d0e761-8812-0001-5002-d1a11288d101 in the Event Log or use

    the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID a1d0e761-8812-0001-5002-d1a11288d101

    At line:1 char:1

    + Add-AppxPackage -register “C:Program FilesWindowsAppsMicrosoft.Win …

    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (C:Program File…ppxManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

  31. Crashumup

    i get this error: Add-AppxPackage : Cannot find path ‘C:Program

    FilesWindowsAppsMicrosoft.WindowsStore_2015.2515.4.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbweAppxMetadataAppxBundleManifest.xml’

    because it does not exist.

    At C:UsersfasmiDownloadsreinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1:35 char:2

    + Add-AppxPackage -register $PackagePath -DisableDevelopmentMode

    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (C:Program File…dleManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], ItemNotFou

    ndException

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PathNotFound,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

  32. James Goldberg

    Please define what a windows account name is? My windows live email address name? The name of my computer? The name of the admin? Not very specific….

  33. Simon Pierre

    when i try to open my store it comes as it is going to open and it switches off again what can i do? please help me i am using windows 10 on new machine means it comes with that window 10 thank you

  34. Ahmed Aljaf

    It worked for me, i just opened the file with PowerShell (by clicking right click on the file) after getting stuck at step #3. 🙂

  35. Chris Ramming

    Hello. I’ve going crazy here, my windows store app still doesn’t work and I tried installing the windows store as well as resetting it afterwards. My powershell could not find the file path, so i moved it and installed the package. Without any luck by the way, the damn app still doesn’t work. and my WSReset.exe doesn’t work either. What should i do. It all happened after i upgraded from win8.1 to win10.

  36. Ziyad Gad

    i have the same issue on a brand new laptop, ive tried everything to no avail. Microsoft needs to do something as its been weeks and i cant find a solution

  37. Allwyn Cassel

    Hello I’ve followed the steps and this is the message that came out cd : Cannot find path
    ‘C:UsersYourUserNameDownloads’ because it does not exist.

    At line:1 char:1

    + cd C:UsersYourUserNameDownloads

    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (C:UsersYourUserNameDownloads:String) [Set-Location],

    eption

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PathNotFound,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.SetLocationCommand

  38. Luis Filipe

    Reinstall Windows 10 Store hint solved my windows store broken icon. Many Thanks

  39. JoeTwoPointOh

    I did unzip the file first as did, I’m sure the person before me. After the first command fails everything in the event log appears to be fixed except the windows store. By the way, although the log states onenote, xbox and other packages complete, they still do not work. I’ll spare everyone the entire event log and just past in the last two, which are the pertinent errors:

    ” Setting the package state to enabled returned with 0x0.
    5/6/2016 2:25:15 PM 401 Deployment Register operation with target volume C: on Package
    Microsoft.WindowsStore_2016.2913.4.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe from:
    (AppxBundleManifest.xml) failed with error 0x80073CF6. See
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=235160 for help diagnosing app
    deployment issues.
    5/6/2016 2:25:15 PM 404 AppX Deployment operation failed for package
    Microsoft.WindowsStore_2016.2913.4.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe with error
    0x80073CF6. The specific error text for this failure is: error 0x80070490:
    Cannot process the Microsoft.Office.Sway_17.6769.45081.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    package because the following error was encountered while retrieving the 4
    property for the value ‘imagesSwayAppList.png’: Element not found.”

    PS:

    Following the provided link does not address the error code in the log.

  40. Prajwal

    Not happy with the update…caused many problems including this one. My start menu had also been affected due to this.

  41. tommy gunn

    i tried pretty much everything to get this to work but it doesent all the apps are still clear i tried everything i dont know what to do

  42. Karsten T

    My Windows Store in Windows 10 was missing for several months. I tried a few of the posted fixes, but nothing actually got it back out of what I tried.
    Then the weirdest thing just happened. I just looked down, and it was back again. The only thing I can say is I just Googled Windows Store and clicked on it. Did that bring it back?

  43. TSirBaitAlot

    Really useful thank you

  44. aztekmedia

    ******* HOW TO FIX THIS ISSUE ********

    Follow the same instructions in the guide, except don’t type:
    Set – ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

    Use:

    Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

    The spaces are throwing it off. KBYE.

  45. Jer71

    error 0x80070003: Reading manifest from location:

    error: The system cannot find the path specified.

  46. said rahal

    I tried but it said:

    Add-AppxPackage : Error de implementación con HRESULT: 0x80073CF9, Error en la instalación. Póngase en contacto con el
    proveedor de software. (Excepción de HRESULT: 0x80073CF9)
    NOTA: para obtener información adicional, busque [ActivityId] 237ea2ac-c8d7-0000-9947-8023d7c8d101 en el registro de
    eventos o use la línea de comandos Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 237ea2ac-c8d7-0000-9947-8023d7c8d101
    En C:UsersDuende Mago.LAKSHMI-PCDownloadsreinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1: 35 Carácter: 2
    + Add-AppxPackage -register $PackagePath -DisableDevelopmentMode
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (C:Program File…dleManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

    DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO!!!!! Please contact me at alegriamovimiento [AT] gmail.com THANKS GUYS

  47. Miharu

    Thank You. It really works.

  48. Ryder R. Petersson

    Dude, unzip the zip file first. 🙂

  49. anthony

    I FOLLOWED the steps now over and over its been almost a week and it wont work and everytime i do the steps i get in red writing summoned up that the package cant find its path etc. please help

  50. Lucas

    .reinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1 : El término ‘.reinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1’ no se reconoce como nombre de un
    cmdlet, función, archivo de script o programa ejecutable. Compruebe si escribió correctamente el nombre o, si incluyó
    una ruta de acceso, compruebe que dicha ruta es correcta e inténtelo de nuevo.
    En línea: 1 Carácter: 1
    + .reinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1 *Microsoft.WindowsStore*
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (.reinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException
    Help me / Ayudenme

  51. MarcoKLV

    For this boring Error i have found the one and only sulotion after long search:
    In short my steps:
    1. I change my user login to local account and add a local new User to system and reboot and login with this new local user

    2. I start the file explorer and go under options to make hidden and system files viewable

    3. Than i go to the folder C:Program FilesWindowsApps to see i get no access, so i do follow u can read here:
    http://superuser.com/questions/498774/how-to-get-access-to-c-program-files-windowsapps-in-windows-8 (solution with green marked)

    4. After i do this i get access to the Folder and all the Apps be listed. Now i serach my windows.store folder (in my case the 64bit store folder) and copy the foldername for insert in the next step to do:

    5. Open Windows Powershell as Admin

    6. paste this expample with changes see point 7:
    Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “C:Program FilesWindowsAppsMicrosoft.WindowsStore_2015.7.1.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbweAppxManifest.xml”

    7. Change this part in the string
    Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.7.1.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    with your Microsoft.windowsStore_file…… in point 4

    8. Now Powershell install and reregister the windows Store new. without any error – like everytime before i try 1000nds things with powershell!

    9. Now u can start windows store – wait a little and BINGO!

    10. restart and login with the your normal user and delete the new user and start windows store and now u can manage all other APPs over the store. And switch back to microsoft login from local account.
    Questions? Goof luck! Marco

  52. zharina faith dato

    I followed it but this is what I got.

    Add-AppxPackage : Cannot find path ‘C:Program
    FilesWindowsAppsMicrosoft.WindowsStore_2015.706.24.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbweAppxMetadataAppxBundleManifest.xml’
    because it does not exist.
    At C:UsersuserDownloadsreinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1:35 char:2
    + Add-AppxPackage -register $PackagePath -DisableDevelopmentMode
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (C:Program File…dleManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], ItemNotFou
    ndException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PathNotFound,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

    What to do?

  53. Emilia

    HOLY CRAP THIS WORKED I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!

  54. Curbo

    Hello to any and all! I have this fixed to anyone still looking for help. All you have to do is right click and run the script under powershell (The script that came in the .zip file) then it will kindly reinstall the windows store. Cheers!

  55. Amey Palsule

    Hi I had the same issue Store was missing, but thank to this post. I tried the below steps and Store is back on track. Initially It gave to me errors but it was mentioned there that once you activate windows firewall these commands will work. I did turned ON the firewall and immediately Windows store got installed and working.

    “If you wish to reinstall Windows 10 Store, you can also open an elevated PowerShell windows, type the following command and hit Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage *WindowsStore* -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml”}
    There you go folks the Windows Store back on your Windows 10″

  56. Aidan Wolczak

    It sucks. For weeks I have been trying to install apps from the Windows Store, but when it gets to the installation part it says “Error, see details.” It is annoying. I have used the above command and commands from a million other websites with no luck. It just says that Appxmanifest doesn’t exist or something like that. All of my apps are gone, including the ones like calculator and Skype!

    Now I’m in a real predicament. HELP ME PLEASE!!!

  57. Tiffany Hewson

    Hello I am following the steps but I get this errorRegistering the provisioned apps that match *Microsoft.WindowsStore*
    Attempting to register package: Microsoft.WindowsStore_11606.1001.394.0_
    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Package co
    error 0x87AF0001: The Visual Elements extension failed while processing
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] dacce824-2ce7-00
    the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID dacce824-2ce7-0001-31df-cddae72
    At C:UserstiffanyDownloadsreinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1:35 char:2
    + Add-AppxPackage -register $PackagePath -DisableDevelopmentMode
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (C:Program File…dleManifest
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.Pac

  58. Jasper

    Thank you so much. This helped me out a lot!

  59. Collin Lutz

    Why is this so much of a hassle? Why can we not just download and executable file to fix this problem. Jeez

  60. Collin Lutz

    Didn’t work for me. I got this:

    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073D01, The package deployment operation is blocked by policy
    The package deployment operation is blocked by the “Allow deployment operations in special profiles” policy.
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 3484e91b-32ef-0000-61e2-8534ef32d201 in the Event Log or us
    At C:UsersLutzDownloadsreinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1:35 char:2
    + Add-AppxPackage -register $PackagePath -DisableDevelopmentMode
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (C:Program File…dleManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], Exception
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

  61. Shrutaj

    Not working it says object not found. Help!!!

  62. Donald

    Running Windows 10, but cannot download any apps from the store. I always receive the error code 0x80240437. I have tried multiple suggestions from all sorts of sources including Microsoft support. Any help would be appreciated.

  63. Naxia Lascif

    I keep getting an error that the deployment of the package was blocked by AppLocker.

    Can anyone assist?

  64. Mario Veras

    I enabled “Sideload apps” under the “For developers” section in Windows Settings, but still the Powershell command complains:

    Registering the provisioned apps that match *Microsoft.WindowsStore*
    Attempting to register package: Microsoft.WindowsStore_11602.1.264.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CFF, To install this application you need
    either a Windows developer license or a sideloading-enabled system.

    I would like to find the first person able to fix any problems with Windows apps. Once they break, they never work again and the only real solution is always reinstall a fresh copy of Windows. In my case, I’ve been looking for a solution for months and all I find is people saying “doesn’t work”…. Sadly Microsoft is so far away from getting anything right about the “apps” environment that it is unbelievable. It seems like a hyper-convoluted, complicated “frankenstein” app system, half-baked and not ready for prime time. End of rant.

  65. Dani Domeque

    Hi Tiffany, I had exactly the same error. Were you able to solve the issue?

  66. Mike Arevad

    Hello, i tried your way to get the missing store. But at step 3, i get this: No provisioned apps match the specified filter.

  67. Abdul Mannan

    WOW… Thanx!

  68. Trevor Finnern

    just use the reinstall step instead

  69. Kai

    Great description. Though my native language is not English, I was quite quickly able to restore the store! Thanks.

  70. Bob Cummings

    Mahit Huilgol….you are the BEST thing since sliced bread. I have been going CRAZY for days trying to find a solution to this problem, I tried yours and it worked like a charm. Thank you so much, I love you to death……who loves ya baby? ME!

  71. DarklingGolem50

    i kept getting this error

    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered.
    error 0x87AF0813: The Visual Elements extension failed while processing the Notification element.
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] c7e95fab-cd47-0000-01b4-e9c747cdd201 in the Event Log or use the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID c7e95fab-cd47-0000-01b4-e9c747cdd201
    At C:UsersalainDownloadsreinstall-preinstalledAppsreinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1:35 char:2
    + Add-AppxPackage -register $PackagePath -DisableDevelopmentMode
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (C:Program File…dleManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

  72. Giorgi Chiqovani

    its not giving me any errors in powershell… i can tell by that that there no mistakes from my end… but store still is absent… is it because its enterprise? i have no adge browser too and i hared its because the operating sys is enterprise

  73. Aishwarya

    Success…make sure to extract the files

  74. Saoe Borey

    Here is the code to paste in powershell administrator:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml”}

  75. Waqas Khan

    thanks it worked

  76. Radu-Florin Popovici

    PS C:Windowssystem32> cd C:UsersradufDownloads
    PS C:UsersradufDownloads> .reinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1 *Microsoft.WindowsStore*
    Registering the provisioned apps that match *Microsoft.WindowsStore*
    Attempting to register package: Microsoft.WindowsStore_11703.1001.454.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF9, Install failed. Please contact your software vendor.
    (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80073CF9)
    error 0x80070003: Deployment of package Microsoft.WindowsStore_11703.1001.45.0_neutral_split.language-ro_8wekyb3d8b
    was blocked by AppLocker.
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 3ae3c13e-2891-0003-69ce-e33a9128d301 in the Event Log or us
    the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 3ae3c13e-2891-0003-69ce-e33a9128d301
    At C:UsersradufDownloadsreinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1:35 char:2
    + Add-AppxPackage -register $PackagePath -DisableDevelopmentMode
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (C:Program File…dleManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

  77. Radu-Florin Popovici

    how to fix this?

  78. Paludal

    Thank you, finally a guide that fixed the issue. It have been bugging me for a few months, and other guides did not work.

  79. Sukaru Florin

    The same as JohnTheRedeemer… AND You ask why so many people hackintosh their PCs!!!!!

  80. Eugene Tapley

    did not work at all

  81. Eugene Tapley

    Best fix reinstall windows 10.

  82. Le Purr Allonsy

    OMG tytytytytytytytytyty and a major YAY….after months trying to find a solution to fix my Windows store (after the anniversary build) when it just disappeared on me I finally gave up when i could not find a solution to fix it. So just this morning i thought i would casually just look for a solution and i found one. I re-downloaded the store through the Power Shell Prompt from here then the Store fix (also from here)…restarted my computer after everything had settled and …BAM! so again ty and Namaste

  83. Saad Akhtar

    Hey,My window store is working but my all window apps blur or can’t work.Please give me solution for working my window apps

  84. Fred

    I’m doing a clean install of windows 10 and windows store does not get installed. I go through the procedure and I get the No provisioned apps match the specified filter like some others. What to do next?

  85. Dennis Doolittle

    The powershell command worked great. I can now access my account but the game I want still won’t download.

  86. daniel Mattson

    this is the error i got

    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered.
    error 0x87AF000B: The Visual Elements extension failed while processing the Notification element.
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 075f2f7e-93b3-0003-ae29-6207b393d301 in the Event Log or use
    the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 075f2f7e-93b3-0003-ae29-6207b393d301
    At C:UsersmattsDownloadsreinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1:35 char:2
    + Add-AppxPackage -register $PackagePath -DisableDevelopmentMode
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (C:Program File…dleManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

  87. Fallou Fall

    THANK YOU !

  88. Worked perfectly. Thanks team.

  89. Your Future Ex Husband

    Why isn’t there just a link to the app on a site someplace? Seriously.

  90. Pippa

    What is an Elevated Powershell windows??? I just want the store back. Im not a computer analyst. idk what any of this means. And i also tried doing the powershell thing. But as soon as i pressed Y the program starting doing all these processing things and doesnt let me type anymore. Can u please put it in simple english than non techy people can understand?

  91. salutcoam

    Vous êtes vraiment des bg les potes vous m’avez sucez la bite

  92. Buzzzz12

    I paid the fee and I copied the license number but it didn’t paste, and I cannot find the number to right down….not happy!!!!

  93. Pura Moca

    Thanks !!!! Perfect!

  94. ThatOneGuy7895

    None of the solutions I found online for this issue were able to fix my problem.

    No matter what I did, I could not use any Windows 10 Built-In Apps or even get them to appear in search results for the user of the problematic PC, but the Admin profile could see and use them just fine

    What worked for me was creating a shortcut to the app I wanted to use (specifically “Photos”) and adding that to the public desktop (C:UsersPublicDesktop) and once I opened the shortcut on the user’s profile, it was available to use as a default program and everything.

    To create the shortcut, I went into the Admin profile which was able to access the apps (if this is not the case for you, try creating a new profile on the PC and see if it can access the apps) and pasted “%windir%explorer.exe shell:::{4234d49b-0245-4df3-b780-3893943456e1}” into the File Explorer which opened the Applications folder. Find the program you’re looking for and right-click on it, then choose create shortcut (it told me it could not make one here, and gave me the option to make it on the desktop instead)

    From there, just paste the shortcut where the other profile can access it and you should be good to go

    Hope this helps someone

  95. foo bar

    Thanks so much!

  96. Sheila Flanagan

    THIS is the fix in 2018. Simply right click the unzipped PS file and watch it restore all apps, including Store. Finally after a month of searching for the right resolution. THanks

  97. AniMage

    My store app was missing did the the things it said and noticed it was there now…THANKS A BUNCH!!

  98. MD Ridoy Maji

    hey its not work on my pc but why

  99. seventysevencats

    1 to 5 worked, thank you so much

  100. aditya

    it worked if not worked open powershell with administrator permission

  101. Arun

    the powershell command did all the magic. thanks

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