You’ll need a new app to open this – ms-windows-store

It happened today when my start menu first stopped functioning. I tried to run PowerShell commands through the command prompt and all it has done was remove all my Windows 10 apps as well as the store. I can’t even run wsreset.exe without opening Microsoft Store. Is there any way to reinstall it through some way?

I did the solution mentioned here

and that worked for me.

open an elevated powershell (right click start -> “command prompt (admin)” -> enter “powershell”) and run the following command:

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

Re-run it if it gets stuck for a long time. I had to do it couple of time…

This issue might occur if the Store app is corrupt.

I would suggest you to re-register Store app and check if it fixes the issue.

Run the command from the elevated command prompt to re-register Store app. In order to re-register Store app you need to run the below mentioned command in the command prompt.

  • Press the Windows key + X.
  • Select Command Prompt (Admin).
  • Type the mentioned command: powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml  and hit enter.
  • Press Windows and R keys to open the run box.
  • Type ‘regedit’ and press Enter from the keyboard.
  • Open the file option on the menu bar.
  • Click on Export and save the file with a name on the desktop.
  • If you want to restore the file, you can do so by double clicking the file that you have saved on the desktop.

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