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[Fix] Microsoft Store Won’t Open in windows 10

The Windows Store Is the official marketplace to Download install Apps, games etc for windows 10.  Also, The Store app has been redesigned in Windows 10 and is easy to navigate compared to the previous version of the Store app. With regular Windows updates Windows Store Also Receives new feature updates, security improvements, new apps, and games etc. But some users report windows store won’t open, Crashes And not responding for a long time After install recent windows updates. And Running the windows update troubleshooting tool results windows store cache may be damaged.

If you are also suffering one of these errors such as the Windows Store won’t open in Windows 10, Store app won’t launch, crashes and closes immediately. Here this post we discuss Why the Microsoft store won’t open? With every possible solution to fix Microsoft store related problems.

Why Windows Store Won’t Open?

Mostly This windows store app won’t launch or the windows 10 store won’t open problem occur due to corrupt local cache, Which is stored in a specific folder inside the C directory. (With Windows 10 The store app caches some details about installed and available apps to speed up the process of browsing them and improving the responsiveness of the Store app. But sometimes due to a corrupt system file or bug on the latest update, this cache may get corrupted or damaged. And this makes the store unresponsive, windows store wont open Closes immediately, apps not open show different error etc. )

Fix Windows 10 store won’t open problem

If you are also suffering from this problem, Windows 10 store won t open, windows 10 store not opening,  closes immediately, Crashes, Didn’t allow to install and use apps. And looking for solutions to get rid of this? Here we have some best working solutions which help you fix this problem.

This issue can be resolved by resetting the Windows Store caches or deleting the local caches created by the Windows Store. Also re-registering the Store application using Powershell can fix this problem but start with basic troubleshooting first check: You have a working Internet connection.

Check Date and time settings Are Correct

This is the most common reason behind the windows store wont open problem. Windows store connects through the internet to download install apps and games. If your PC time zone is different from your region then you will get errors while launching the app store, because its data compares the date and time and fails to load if the comparison is not equal. For that, you must update time and date according to your region. To adjust your date/time settings follow these steps:

Click on windows start menu search, type Date and time and press enter key.  Now Adjust the correct date and time by clicking on “Change date and time” time. Also, adjust the exact time zone depending on your region.

Now After making changes click apply and ok to make save changes. Then simply Restart windows and check.

Disable Proxy Connection

Sometimes may Your proxy settings might be stopping your Windows store from opening. For This, we suggest to temporally Disable the proxy connection and check the windows store working normally. To disable your internet proxy settings Click on Start menu search, then type internet options and hit the enter key. Now Under the “Connections” tab click on “LAN Settings” and Uncheck “Use Proxy server” option and click on “OK” Now restart windows to take effect the changes you have made now check store app working. Note If this option is already unchecked then skip this step.

proxy settings

Run Official Windows Store App troubleshooter

If the above basic troubleshooting is unable to fix this Microsoft store won t open problem, Then you can run the inbuilt Store app Troubleshooting tool. Which help to fix 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.

First Download the official Store app troubleshooter, then Open the file with the Diagnostics Troubleshooting Wizard, which should be selected by default.

Note: You can also Run an inbuilt store app troubleshooter from Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Troubleshooting\view all and select Windows Store app.

Then follow the wizard through, clicking Next to progress through the stages. If problems are detected then the troubleshooter will try to resolve these. After complete troubleshooting restart, windows and check problem solved.

Also Read: Reset Network Settings on Windows 10 Fall Creators update

Resetting the Windows Store Caches

Sometimes, too much cache might be bloating the Windows Store app, causing it to not function efficiently. Clearing the cache of the Store can help resolve issues with installing or updating apps. In fact, clearing cache can resolve many Windows problems.

To Reset or Clear the Windows Store Cache Press Windows Key + R to open Run, Type wsreset.exe, and press Enter. A blank Command Prompt window will open, It would clear the caches of the Windows store. After about ten seconds the window will close and the Store will open automatically.

With Win 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft added the option to Reset the Windows Apps, Which Clear their Cache Data And Essentially Making them like New And Fresh. WSReset Command Also clear and Reset the Store Cache but Reset is The Advanced options like this will clear all your preference, login details, settings so on and Set Windows Store To its Default Setup.

To Reset Windows Store Its default Setup right-click the Start button -> Apps and Features, then scroll down to “Store’ in your list of Apps & features. Click it, then click ‘Advanced options,’ and in the new window you ‘will Get the  Reset Option. You’ll receive a warning that you’ll lose data on this app. Click ‘Reset’ again, and you’re done, Restart windows And Check the Windows store working properly.

Reset Microsoft store

Create New Local Cache Folder

If above store cache reset option not work for you then you can create a new local cache folder and rename the old cache folder. And  Most of the times This option works and fix windows store won t open problem. To do this double click on This PC on the desktop now look for View tab and checkmark the Hidden items. Now open bellow


Note: username would be your current login user account name.

Now In the LocalState folder, Look for the folder named cache if you find Cache folder, rename it Cache.old. Then create a new folder and name it Cache. If Cache folder doesn’t exist by default, simply create the empty new folder and name it Cache. Now close File Explorer and reboot windows, On next start open windows store and check problem resolved?

Re-register the Windows Store

The Store app can’t be uninstalled, so the closest we can get is to re-register it on your system. At Cortana‘s search box, type powershell,  Right click on Windows PowerShell result and select Run as administrator. This will open PowerShell window. ( PowerShell is a scripting environment that can be used to automate tasks )If you’re using Windows 10, input the following and then press Enter:

“& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + ‘AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

If you’re using Windows 8, and 8.1 input this command instead:

Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRootWinStoreAppxManifest.XML

You can now close PowerShell, Once Restart windows and open the Store app, where hopefully your problem will have been resolved.

If all above methods failed to fix the problem, then you must run the system file checker tool to make sure any corrupted system files not causing the issue. Also, you can perform the system restore to revert back windows to the previous working state where windows working without any errors.

These are some best working solutions to fix windows 10 store won’t open, windows store app won’t launch, windows store closes immediately or Crashes And Windows Store App not responding for a long time, Windows 10 store not opening after update or showing different errors while open or install apps etc. I hope after perform this your problem will get solved. Have any query, suggestion feel free to comment below.

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