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Feasible Solutions to Fix Windows Store Cache May Be Damaged

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While downloading and installing an app from Windows Store app, you may run into troubles such as apps will not open or load successfully. Whenever there happens any issue, we are often suggested to run Windows Store App troubleshooter to initiate automatic diagnose and fix. But sometimes, using the built-in troubleshooter still cannot repair the problem and the issue is Windows Store cache may be damaged not fixed. Here you’ll learn several ways to deal with Windows Store cache may be damaged which is not fixable by Windows Store Apps troubleshooter.
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Solution 1: Clear & Reset Windows Store Cache in Windows 10/8.1/8

Clearing and resetting Windows 10 Store cache is considered as a handy solution when something gets wrong with Windows Store app, including:

  • Windows Store not opening or loading.
  • Fails to download apps.
  • App hangs in the middle of installation.
  • Apps fail to update in Windows Store.

Here are the steps to clear and reset Windows Store cache with Windows 10 built-in utility called WSReset.

1. Close Windows Store application, if it is running.
2. In the search box type WSReset.
3. In the search results, please right click wsreset and choose "Run as administrator";.
4. When prompted UAC, click Yes button.

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Note: If you do not see WSReset utility in the search results, you can launch it by opening C:\Windows\System32 where you can find WSReset.exe file. Right-click on it and then click Run as administrator option.

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5. The command prompt window will disappear after a couple of seconds, and the Windows Store will automatically open once the reset competes. You should be able to use the store app the way you want after the Store Cache is reset.

Solution 2: Alter Cache Folder

Another manual way to Windows Store cache may be damaged fix is by changing the cache folder in App directory. Here are the steps.

1. Press Windows key and R in keyboard and type following command in the Run box.
C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState

Note: You should substitute C: with system root drive and USENAME with your user account name.

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2. In LocalState folder, if there is a Cache folder already, rename it to Cache.old. And then create a new folder by name Cache. If there is not a Cache folder, simply create a new folder and name it Cache.

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3. Now, you can close Windows Explorer and try to run Windows Store Apps troubleshooter again. It should detect the issue and fix it automatically.

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