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How to Reset Windows Store Cache

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Windows Store is a vital component of the Windows ecosystem, providing users with access to a wide array of apps, games, and other digital content. However, at times, the Windows Store may not function as expected, causing frustration for users. One solution to these issues is resetting the Windows Store cache. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of clearing the cache step by step, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience.

Step 1: Open the Run Dialog Box

To start, you’ll need to access the Run dialog box. This can be done by following these simple steps:

  1. Press the Win + R keys simultaneously to launch the Run dialog box. (if not working, just open the terminal by typing “cmd” into the search box and press enter)
  2. Type wsreset.exe into the input field and click on the OK button or press Enter.

Step 2: Run the Windows Store Cache Reset Command

Once you’ve launched the Run dialog box, the wsreset.exe command will initiate the cache reset process. A command prompt window will appear momentarily and then disappear once the process is complete. You don’t need to input any additional commands or interact with the command prompt.

Step 3: Wait for the Process to Complete

The cache reset process may take a few minutes to complete. It’s crucial not to interrupt the process, as doing so may cause further issues with the Windows Store. Once the cache reset is complete, the Windows Store will launch automatically.

Step 4: Verify the Cache Reset

To ensure that the cache reset was successful, try accessing the Windows Store and using its features as you normally would. The Windows Store should now load faster, and any previously encountered issues should be resolved. If you continue to experience problems, you may need to explore other troubleshooting methods, such as updating the app, checking your internet connection, or even reinstalling the Windows Store.

If things are still not quite right, consider reinstalling windows store

If all else fails, you can try reinstalling the Windows Store. This method is more advanced and should only be attempted by experienced users. To reinstall the Windows Store, follow these steps:

  1. Press Win + X and select “Windows PowerShell (Admin)” from thexx context menu.
  2. Type the following command and press Enter: Get-AppXPackage *WindowsStore* -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
  3. Wait for the process to complete, then restart your computer.
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Gyula Virag
Gyula Virag

Gyula is a developer and a passionate geek father with a deep love of online marketing and technology. He always seeks challenging adventures and opportunities to create something permanent in the digital world.

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