Fix: Windows Store Won’t Open after Windows 10 Upgrade

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Microsoft has introduced its own App Store on Windows 8, and in Windows 10 App Store is back and improved. Although the App Store is back with new apps and features, some users have reported that App Store can’t open after Windows 10 update, so let’s see how to fix this issue.
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With new interface optimized for tablets and other touch input devices apps are becoming crucial part of Windows experience, and if you can’t start App Store and download apps that can be pretty big problem if you’re on tablet, or any touchscreen device. Before we try to fix this issue, make sure that your Windows is up to date with latest patch. If not, download the latest update via Windows Update.

Solution 1 – Delete local cache

Sometimes issues can be caused by cache, so in order to delete cache go to:

C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache

and delete all files and folders in it. Of course, replace user_name with your actual username on your computer. After you have deleted cache try to start App Store again.

Solution 2 – Change the DNS addresses

If the local cache solution didn’t get the job done, you can try with changing the DNS addresses. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open Control Panel and go to Network Connections.
  2. Choose the network connection that you’re currently using, right click it, and select Properties.
  3. Scroll to Internet protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and choose Properties.
  4. Choose Use the following DNS Server addresses.
  5. Enter 8.8.8.8 as a preferred DNS Server and 8.8.4.4 as Alternate DNS Server.
  6. Press OK to save your changes.

If you notice any changes with your internet connection, repeat the process and return everything to its default values.

Solution 3 – Use the Powershell

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This tool will repair most computer errors, protect you from file loss, malware, hardware failure and optimize your PC for maximum performance. Quickly fix PC issues and prevent others from happening with this software:

  1. Download ReimagePlus (100% safe download and endorsed by us).
  2. Click “Start Scan” to find Windows issues that could be causing PC problems.
  3. Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.

The last solution on our list is the Powershell. You can try to restore the availability of your App Store with one command in the PS. Just follow these steps:

  1. Open the Start menu and in the Search field enter Powershell.
  2. Right click the Powershell icon, and choose Run as administrator.
  3. Enter: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}.
  4. Press Enter to execute the command.

That’s it, I hope at least one of these solutions helped you with your App Store issue. If you have any comments or suggestions, pelase write them down in the comment section below. Also, if you have any other Windows 10-related issues you can check for the solution in our Windows 10 Fix section.

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