How to Reset Microsoft Store App in Windows 11

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This post shows students and new users steps to reset or repair the Microsoft Store app when using Windows 11 to resolve issues where the app can’t open, stops working, or hangs. Windows 11 comes with a built-in Microsoft Store app that allows users to install and manage apps from the store.

The Microsoft Store app is a modern Universal Windows Platform (UWP). UWP apps can be used across all compatible Microsoft Windows devices, including PCs, tablets, Xbox One, Microsoft HoloLens, and more.

There are has lots of apps that one can install, including Android apps if you have Amazon Appstore configured. In some cases, the Store app may not open or stop working, and resolving the issues is pretty easy.

UWP apps also have their own settings windows that can be used to reset or repair individual apps. When you reset a UWP app, it is reset to the default settings similar to when you installed Windows for the first time. This can help resolve common issues.

Windows 11 has many new features and sleek design, but UWP apps are not new. They were first introduced with Windows 8.

To get started with resetting Windows Settings app, follow the steps below:

How to reset or repair Windows 11 settings app

Again, one can reset or repair individual UWP apps in Windows. If the Microsoft Store app isn’t working or opening correctly, you can reset it to its factory default settings.

The Store app can be found on the Taskbar, the Start menu, or the apps list. You can launch the Settings app by pressing the Windows key + I keys, Start Menu, or the Windows key + X context menu.

Whichever way works for you, continue to use it.

On the Start menu, simply right-click the Microsoft Store apps and select App settings.

On the App settings window, scroll down and click the Reset button as highlighted in the image below.

You may first want to try to repair the Store app, but Resetting it may resolve many more issues than repairing.

When prompted with a message that “This will permanently delete the app’s data on this device, including your preferences and sign-in details“, click the Reset button to reset it.

How to re-register the Microsoft Store app in Windows 11

You can also use the commands below to re-register the Store apps if the option above didn’t resolve your issues.

Open Windows PowerShell as administrator. You can do that by clicking the Start button and searching for PowerShell. Under Best match, select open PowerShell app.

When the PowerShell terminal screen opens, run the commands below to reset the Store app for your profile only.

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

Or run the commands below to reset the Microsoft store app for all users on the PC.

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

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to reset the Microsoft Store app in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below to report.

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Richard W

I love computers; maybe way too much. What I learned I try to share at geekrewind.com.

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