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4 Easy Solutions to fix damaged Windows Store cache

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What is the marketplace for Microsoft to download all the required Apps?

          -The Windows Store

Though people many times have to face issues with the Windows Store and also with its Apps. This undermentioned is the solution to one of all the problems, of a damaged Windows Store Cache, we meet or encounter commonly these days.

The Windows Store is one of the crucial departments in Windows 10 S and also very important to Windows 10. We know, almost everybody of us has Apps and games downloaded from the Windows Store. So, the inherent problems with this facility may plunder the user experience.

 “Windows Store Cache may be damaged”, this Windows Store error message is one of the worst matter related to it. Due to this one minor error, the Windows Store is affected in a lot of ways, but mostly; users are just failed to download and update apps due to this error.

Which is that one thing, coming to your mind to solve the above problem of the Windows Store?

Yes, the troubleshooter; a tool used for fixing various  problems linked to the Windows Store.  

Though, the option we have as the troubleshooting cannot be trusted upon, as it only reports the matter, without providing us the required solution for it.

So, if you have lately confronted one such problem, we have the exact explication for you here.

Here is the 4 Steps solution, if the windows Store cache is damaged.


Solution 1: Resetting Windows Store

The first and foremost solution you can find to resolve your problem if your Windows Store cache is damaged, is to run the WSreset script. This tool is certainly used to fully reset the Windows Store, and to determine possible issues on the system (conceivably). So this Wsreset tool is a quite an effective measure to deal with the problem of WS cache damage.

damaged Windows Store cache

Here are the steps to reset the Windows Store with the mentioned tool:

  • Run the Search menu
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fix damaged Windows Store cache 1

  • Type wsreset, and press the Enter button
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fix damaged Windows Store cache2

  • Wait till the process finishes
  • Restart your computer system

Now, open the Windows Store, register or sign in to your Microsoft Account all over again, and check if you are now allowed to download all the Apps and games from the Store.

If you are still facing the same issues, move ahead to the next step of the solutions.

Solution 2: Reset Store Cache

Here's precisely whatever you must do to fix your damaged cache:

  • Enable and allow the View Hidden Folders.
  • Copy, then paste this pathway in the Windows File Explorer address bar, but replace <username> with your account name:
  • C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Packages  \Microsoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState
  • Rename your cache folder. Renaming is totally your choice, how will you do it.
  • Create a new folder and name it to "cache ".
  • finally, Reboot your system.

Now open your Windows store once again to check for problems, if it does not exist, you are all great to go but if it does, move to the next and the third solution given below.

Solution 3: Uninstall the one alarming App

- There is one slight possibility of any App hindering with your Windows Store (which is surprisingly impossible, but could occur), and so it causes a lot of issues with your Store, consisting the rarest we have aforementioned about.

In accordance with some reports on the internet, some of the TV and movie Apps affects your Windows Store if the above solutions did not work to your system, it can not necessarily be only the apps we tell you about, but can be some other app too.

So, in the first place, all you gotta do is to uninstall that one unwanted App from your computer. In case of it being a built-in app, check the internet to know about uninstallation of the native apps.

Check down for the last but not the least solutions if only the above solution did not fix your Windows Store.

Solution 4: App Packages Resetting

If all the aforementioned solutions did not help you to fix your damaged cache, we may head to the last step of the given solutions.

We are already aware of the fact that the Windows Store is one of the built-in- features of your system which can not be installed again in any approved means.

But with the help of a few advanced features of Windows, you are allowed to reset the app packages from your system, this whole process of resetting the app packages is a kind of analog to reinstallation method.

This formula of re-installation can be made with PowerShell and this is how it is done:

  • Right-click on Start and open PowerShell (Admin).
  • You will see the command line, in that copy, then paste the following command and press the Enter button:

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

  • Reboot your PC again and do not dare to open any apps or Windows Store.
  • Right-click on Start and open the Command Prompt (Admin).
  • In the command line again, type WSReset.exe and press the Enter button.
  • Restart your system and look for the Windows Store if it the cache is fine or not.

You're welcome if the all the four solutions we have provided you above have helped you to fix your damaged Windows Store cache.

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