How to Install Microsoft Store back on Windows 10 after you've mistakenly removed it
Mistakenly removed Microsoft Store from your Windows PC? It’s okay. Many users do it. But what’s freaking is that you don’t have a clue about how to get Microsoft Store back on your PC, right?
There are many ways you can re-install Microsoft Store on your Windows PC. The easiest way to get the Windows Store back on your computer is to upgrade Windows 10 to a new version. Once you upgrade your OS, it’ll not only bring back Microsoft Store but also all the other pre-installed/default apps (that comes with the OS) you accidentally removed. If you already have the latest version of Windows 10 installed on your PC, follow the other methods mentioned below.
Re-install Microsoft Store via Settings
Note: This method will only work in Windows 10 1803 version or above.
- Go to Settings » Apps » Apps & features.
- Look for Microsoft Store under the Apps & features section and click on it. You’ll see the Advanced Options link beneath it. Click on it.
- It’ll take you to a new window where you’ll see a section called Reset. Click on the Reset button under the Reset section, and a confirmation dialog will appear. Click on the Reset button again to confirm and complete the re-installation.
Re-install Microsoft Store via PowerShell
- Right-click on Windows Start » and select Windows Powershell (Admin). Click Yes if you see a pop-up window asking you to allow this app to make changes to your computer.
- In the PowerShell prompt, type the following command:
- You’ll get a list of default apps and their appxmanifest.xml file paths. Scroll down and find the entry of the Microsoft Store app.
- Once you find it, copy its PackageFullName by double-clicking the line and pressing Ctrl + C on the keyboard.
- At last, issue the following command:
Add-AppxPackage -register “C:Program FilesWindowsApps<PackageFullName>” –DisableDevelopmentMode
└ Replace the <PackageFullName> (in red) with the package name we copied in Step 4 above.
Once the installation is complete, look for the Microsoft Store app in the Start Menu. If it’s not appearing, reboot your computer, and you will be able to see it again.
Create a new User account
- Click on the Start menu and open Settings.
- Select Accounts and then select Family & other users from the left panel.
- Click Add someone else to this PC and follow the step-by-step instructions given on your screen. Once you have created a new account, sign in, and you would find, all your default apps are back including Microsoft Store.
We hope you find this article helpful. If you’re having trouble following the methods mentioned above, feel free to let us know in the comments section below. We’ll do our level best to help you resolve the problem.