Microsoft Store Missing In Windows 11? What Would You Do?

Microsoft Store has so much to offer. It has got apps across several categories. There are games, apps to improve your productivity and so much more. Now, consider a scenario – you have recently upgraded your Windows 10 PC to Windows 11 or have fetched a subsequent quality update in Windows 10, with the intent to try a tank battle game you had been waiting for, but, what do you see? The Microsoft Store is missing? Leave aside any game, your doors to exploring a lot more seems to be shutting down. 

That’s where we come in. Here are some of the best ways you can fix the “Microsoft Store Missing” issue. Assuming that you are already in a fix, let’s first dive straight ahead into the solutions that would help you fix the issue. 

How to Fix Microsoft Store Is Missing Issue In Windows 11

1. Check Microsoft Store Elsewhere

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It could be that the Microsoft Store icon is only missing from the Taskbar bar which is making you all jittery. First, relax and fire up the Windows search bar and type Microsoft Store and if you are able to see it, click on Pin to taskbar so that it doesn’t go away from your eyes ever again. 

2. Run The SFC and the DISM Commands

If your Microsoft Store is missing from your Windows PC, the culprit could be corrupted system files. In such a case there are two commands that can come to your rescue, namely – SFC Scannow and the DISM command. The latter command also fixes issues that could gravely impact your operating system. 

First and foremost, open the administrative Command Prompt by typing the same in the Windows search bar and then clicking on Run as administrator from the right-hand side. 

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Once the command prompt opens, run the below-mentioned commands in succession – 

sfc /scannow (press Enter and let the scan get over)

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Dism.exe/online/Cleanup-image/ Restorehealth (press Enter and let the scan get over)

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3. Reset Cache

To fix the “Microsoft Store is missing” issue, one of the most effective troubleshooting tools is WSreset. It resets the cache and then refreshes it. Quite surprisingly, this simple tool has reportedly resolved many serious Microsoft Store issues – 

1. Open the Run dialog box by pressing the Windows + R key combination 

2. In the dialogue box type wsreset

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3. Press Enter

4. Run Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter

In case Windows or Microsoft Store is still missing, you can seek help from Windows itself. Windows own troubleshooter, at times, is sufficient to deal with system-related issues and Microsoft Store is no different. To run the Windows Store troubleshooter, here are the steps – 

1. Open Settings by pressing Windows + I key combination 

2. From the left-hand side select System if not already selected 

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3. On the right-hand side, scroll down and click on Troubleshoot 

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4. Click on Other troubleshooters 

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5. Under Other scroll down till you find Windows Store Apps 

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6. Click on the Run button next to it

5. Reinstall Microsoft Store

If you have searched everywhere and just can’t seem to find Microsoft Store, you can reinstall it. However, for this, you will have to take the route of PowerShell. So, here are the steps for the same – 

1. In the Windows search bar, type Windows Terminal 

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2. Click on Open from the right-hand side 

3. If Windows Powershell is opened, directly type in the command below or else press Ctrl + Shift + 1  and then type in the command mentioned below –  

Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.WindowsStore | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml”}

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4. Restart your PC 

6. Reset Your PC

Save this for the last. Though you will have the option to keep the files you want, here you will be restoring system configuration and settings. What if you are unable to reset your Windows PC as well, these are the measures you can take then. Here are the steps to reset your PC – 

1. Press Windows + I and open Settings 

2. Click on Windows Update from the left-hand side 

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3. Click on Advanced options from the right-hand side 

4. Click on Recovery 

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5. Under Recovery options, click on the Reset PC button next to Reset this PC 

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6. Choose whether you want to keep your files or not  

Wrapping Up

Whether your Microsoft Store is missing or has disappeared, these steps should help you fix the issue in a hassle-free manner. In case, there are more ways to fix the issue, do let us know in the comments section below. For more such tech-related, informative, and engaging content, keep reading WeTheGeek.

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