Top 4 Ways to Fix Apps Not Downloading from Microsoft Store in Windows 10 or 11
The Microsoft Store is the official marketplace for apps in the Windows ecosystem. If you want to download a new video game or the latest version of any utility application, the Microsoft Store is the first place you should look. Users often report that the Microsoft Store refuses to download any app to their desktops. This can be quite annoying if it happens often, but luckily there are a few fixes you can use to get rid of the problem. In this article, we bring you the 4 best ways to solve the “downloading apps from Microsoft Store” problem in Windows 10 or 11.
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Clear the cache of the Microsoft Store app
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Temporary files in the app’s cache can get corrupted from time to time and prevent the Microsoft Store from working properly. Clear cache and fix temporary issues. To clear the Microsoft Store cache, just press Windows key+R and type “wsreset.exe” in the Run dialog box. A command prompt window will appear and close itself after clearing the cache. After clearing the cache, the Microsoft Store will open on the desktop.
Use the Windows Troubleshooter
The built-in Windows troubleshooter is a useful tool that fixes minor problems with desktop applications. You can run the troubleshooter for Microsoft Store to diagnose and fix any problem you may be experiencing. Here is the tutorial.
Step 1: Go to Settings and select Update & Security.
Step 2: Select “Troubleshooting” from the side menu.
Step 3: Click on “More troubleshooters” and select Windows Store apps.
The Windows Troubleshooter will start and try to find a problem with the Microsoft Store and the apps you’ve downloaded from it. It’s not a guarantee that the troubleshooter will fix the problem, but it’s worth a try.
Check your computer’s date and time
The Microsoft Store will refuse to download any app to your desktop if its date and time are not current. Fortunately, this is quite easy to fix. Here is the tutorial.
Step 1: Go to Settings and select Time & Language.
Step 2: Turn off the “Set time automatically” switch.
Step 3: Click “Change” under “Set date and time manually”. Enter the correct date and time.
If you don’t want to set the date and time manually, you can synchronize the time with the Windows time server or set the time zone manually. Once you’re sure the date and time on your desktop are correct, go back to the Microsoft Store and see if it’s working properly.
Reset the Microsoft Store
If none of the above fixes work for you, you can try resetting the Microsoft Store as a last ditch effort to fix your download problem. Resetting the Microsoft Store clears app data and signs you out of the store. It won’t delete any of your previous downloads or purchases. To reset the Windows Store, go to Settings>Applications>Microsoft Store>Advanced options and select Reset.
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These are the 4 main ways to fix “apps not downloading from Microsoft Store” problem in Windows 10 or 11. You should also check if your Windows operating system is up to date because previous versions may contain some bugs. If you found this article helpful, let us know in the comments!
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