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  1. Posts : 1
    Win10Home
       #41

    This Works!


    Bluscream said:
    No solution works for me and i don't want to reinstall my whole PC

    Can't someone with a working store just upload his

    • C:\Windows\WinStore\
    • C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_*\

    directories in a zip file here for other people to download and help them with it?

    I would really appiciate it :)
    I know this is an old post but these problems still exist as of this day so am posting this soulution that worked for me, for others who may still come looking for it:

    Firstly the “file does not exist error “ occurs cuase the windosapps folder is located as a hidden system folder at “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\“ and not at the “C:\windows“ or the root of the drive.

    First get the correct package name & correct folder path to be used in the PS command below:

    You can either do this by physically going to C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\ & serching the correct app folder or you can use this command Get-Appxpackage –Allusers , but i prefer just copy pasting the full path from the address bar by navagating to the correct app folder itself. If you have already run the remove all apps command it will also be in the C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\DeletedAllUserPackages folder

    to reinstall the windowsStore or any other preinstalled windows app, use this comand but dont forget to enclose the word “Program Files” in quotes or you will get an error & paste in the correct app folder path - am assuming yours will be a diffrent package name based on the version of windows etc .

    Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:C:\“Program Files”\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_11804.1001.10.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.XML

    If it moves to the next line without error - its been reinstalled sucessfully.

    I had to reinstall the store & a few other apps that I really wanted caus I first ran this command below after a fresh install to remove all the windows preinstalled crapware apps that I ddnt really need :

    TO REMOVE ALL PREINSTALLED APPS (*INCLUDING WindowsStore)

    Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

    HERE ARE SOME OF THE COMMON ONES THAT YOU CAN INDIVIDUALLY REMOVE, IF YOU DONT WANT TO REMOVE EVERYTHING AT ONE GO:

    Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *windowsalarms* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *getstarted* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *zunemusic* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *windowsmaps* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *zunevideo* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *bingnews* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *people* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *windowsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *bingsports* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *soundrecorder* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *bingweather* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage
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  2. swarfega's Avatar
    Posts : 7,090
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #42

    We do have a tutorial that gives instructions on how to remove the various apps.

    Uninstall Apps in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 1803
       #43

    Bluscream said:
    No solution works for me and i don't want to reinstall my whole PC

    Can't someone with a working store just upload his

    • C:\Windows\WinStore\
    • C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_*\

    directories in a zip file here for other people to download and help them with it?

    I would really appiciate it :)
    Somebody sort of did.
    I found an solution for those that are completely missing the main windows store files that should show up when using the solutions of get-appxpackage -allusers

    So if you're missing it you can download the appxbundle from the windows store by utilizing this website
    Microsoft Store - Generation Project (v1.1) [by @RGAdguard & mkuba50]
    You can then search for the microsoft store app within the store via this link
    Your request appears to be from an automated process
    or this link
    Your request appears to be from an automated process

    They go to the same place.

    I found the store app link with the share button in the microsoft store on a computer I have that has it working. You can also browse the microsoft store in a web browser and search for the store app to get the url yourself in case it changes with updates. But that takes a bit of browsing, it's easiest to find it on a working computer by looking at the downloads and updates page of the store to find the listing for microsoft store. Hopefully the id just won't change...

    Anywho, you search the store app link in the site that will give you links to the appx package.

    You select and download the .appx and .appxbundle packages that match your architecture (arm, x86, x64)
    The appxbundle for the store probably includes the .netframework and vclibs pkgs, but I figure better safe than sorry. (Note: the EAppxbundle is the xbox microsoft store, you don't need that)

    Now that you've downloaded the appx packages you can install them.

    to install all of them in one piped command cd to the download directory and do this
    `get-item *.appx* | % { Add-AppxPackage -Path $_ -Register -DisableDeveloperMode; } `
    This gets all the files that match .appx and .appxbundle and then adds and registers each of them.

    After that is complete the store should be installed, if it doesn't show up right away run `WSReset.exe` (it's in system32 so it's in the path and should be able to be run from any command prompt) this will reset the store and open it once it's done.

    You can then attempt to re-register all the built in apps with the methods posted by others in this thread, but that didn't work for me, had to manually install things like photos, calculator, and paint 3d from the store.


    Another theory I have that I haven't tested just yet is that you could also do this with a provisioning package made with the Windows Configuration Designer. You would just need to figure out the product id and skuid of the store app and it would then install the store from the web automatically via that. Or you could embed these downloaded appx files to have a quick solution for this in case it's happening after imaging because removing built in apps is a common fix for getting sysprep to run.
    Last edited by essenbe; 23 Jul 2018 at 15:04.
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  4. Scottyboy99's Avatar
    Posts : 2,259
    Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)
       #44

    It seems these ‘modern’ apps are a nightmare to fix if they go wrong. There seems to be very little reliable to bring a non functioning app back to life and MS must address this. I’ve had apps mainly native ones bork many times and the only thing to save me and avoid the horror of a reinstall is use ccleaner to remove the offending app and then redownload from store. But of course if the store app is the one that goes wrong then the average user seems to be screwed!
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  5. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro
       #45

    Thanks for your comprehensive post but when attempting this I get the following output, any advice would be appreciated, I seem so close yet so far....

    Add-AppxPackage : A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name
    'DisableDeveloperMode'.
    At line:1 char:59
    + ... px* | % { Add-AppxPackage -Path $_ -Register -DisableDeveloperMode; }
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (:) [Add-AppxPackage], ParameterBindingExcept
    ion
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NamedParameterNotFound,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.C
    ommands.AddAppxPackageCommand

    Add-AppxPackage : A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name
    'DisableDeveloperMode'.
    At line:1 char:59
    + ... px* | % { Add-AppxPackage -Path $_ -Register -DisableDeveloperMode; }
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (:) [Add-AppxPackage], ParameterBindingExcept
    ion
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NamedParameterNotFound,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.C
    ommands.AddAppxPackageCommand

    Add-AppxPackage : A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name
    'DisableDeveloperMode'.
    At line:1 char:59
    + ... px* | % { Add-AppxPackage -Path $_ -Register -DisableDeveloperMode; }
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (:) [Add-AppxPackage], ParameterBindingExcept
    ion
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NamedParameterNotFound,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.C
    ommands.AddAppxPackageCommand

    Add-AppxPackage : A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name
    'DisableDeveloperMode'.
    At line:1 char:59
    + ... px* | % { Add-AppxPackage -Path $_ -Register -DisableDeveloperMode; }
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (:) [Add-AppxPackage], ParameterBindingExcept
    ion
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NamedParameterNotFound,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.C
    ommands.AddAppxPackageCommand

    Add-AppxPackage : A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name
    'DisableDeveloperMode'.
    At line:1 char:59
    + ... px* | % { Add-AppxPackage -Path $_ -Register -DisableDeveloperMode; }
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (:) [Add-AppxPackage], ParameterBindingExcept
    ion
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NamedParameterNotFound,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.C
    ommands.AddAppxPackageCommand


    DarkSideMilk said:
    Somebody sort of did.
    I found an solution for those that are completely missing the main windows store files that should show up when using the solutions of get-appxpackage -allusers

    So if you're missing it you can download the appxbundle from the windows store by utilizing this website
    Microsoft Store - Generation Project (v1.1) [by @RGAdguard & mkuba50]
    You can then search for the microsoft store app within the store via this link
    Your request appears to be from an automated process
    or this link
    Your request appears to be from an automated process

    They go to the same place.

    I found the store app link with the share button in the microsoft store on a computer I have that has it working. You can also browse the microsoft store in a web browser and search for the store app to get the url yourself in case it changes with updates. But that takes a bit of browsing, it's easiest to find it on a working computer by looking at the downloads and updates page of the store to find the listing for microsoft store. Hopefully the id just won't change...

    Anywho, you search the store app link in the site that will give you links to the appx package.

    You select and download the .appx and .appxbundle packages that match your architecture (arm, x86, x64)
    The appxbundle for the store probably includes the .netframework and vclibs pkgs, but I figure better safe than sorry. (Note: the EAppxbundle is the xbox microsoft store, you don't need that)

    Now that you've downloaded the appx packages you can install them.

    to install all of them in one piped command cd to the download directory and do this
    `get-item *.appx* | % { Add-AppxPackage -Path $_ -Register -DisableDeveloperMode; } `
    This gets all the files that match .appx and .appxbundle and then adds and registers each of them.

    After that is complete the store should be installed, if it doesn't show up right away run `WSReset.exe` (it's in system32 so it's in the path and should be able to be run from any command prompt) this will reset the store and open it once it's done.

    You can then attempt to re-register all the built in apps with the methods posted by others in this thread, but that didn't work for me, had to manually install things like photos, calculator, and paint 3d from the store.


    Another theory I have that I haven't tested just yet is that you could also do this with a provisioning package made with the Windows Configuration Designer. You would just need to figure out the product id and skuid of the store app and it would then install the store from the web automatically via that. Or you could embed these downloaded appx files to have a quick solution for this in case it's happening after imaging because removing built in apps is a common fix for getting sysprep to run.
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  6. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 1803
       #46

    Andyzot said:
    Thanks for your comprehensive post but when attempting this I get the following output, any advice would be appreciated, I seem so close yet so far....

    Add-AppxPackage : A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name
    'DisableDeveloperMode'.
    At line:1 char:59
    + ... px* | % { Add-AppxPackage -Path $_ -Register -DisableDeveloperMode; }
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (:) [Add-AppxPackage], ParameterBindingExcept
    ion
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NamedParameterNotFound,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.C
    ommands.AddAppxPackageCommand

    Add-AppxPackage : A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name
    'DisableDeveloperMode'.
    At line:1 char:59
    + ... px* | % { Add-AppxPackage -Path $_ -Register -DisableDeveloperMode; }
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (:) [Add-AppxPackage], ParameterBindingExcept
    ion
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NamedParameterNotFound,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.C
    ommands.AddAppxPackageCommand

    Add-AppxPackage : A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name
    'DisableDeveloperMode'.
    At line:1 char:59
    + ... px* | % { Add-AppxPackage -Path $_ -Register -DisableDeveloperMode; }
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (:) [Add-AppxPackage], ParameterBindingExcept
    ion
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NamedParameterNotFound,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.C
    ommands.AddAppxPackageCommand

    Add-AppxPackage : A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name
    'DisableDeveloperMode'.
    At line:1 char:59
    + ... px* | % { Add-AppxPackage -Path $_ -Register -DisableDeveloperMode; }
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (:) [Add-AppxPackage], ParameterBindingExcept
    ion
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NamedParameterNotFound,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.C
    ommands.AddAppxPackageCommand

    Add-AppxPackage : A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name
    'DisableDeveloperMode'.
    At line:1 char:59
    + ... px* | % { Add-AppxPackage -Path $_ -Register -DisableDeveloperMode; }
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (:) [Add-AppxPackage], ParameterBindingExcept
    ion
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NamedParameterNotFound,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.C
    ommands.AddAppxPackageCommand
    Sorry that I only just saw this. My best guess is that I had an updated version of the module that contains that command. I would first try it without `-DisableDeveloperMode` I have version 2.0.0 of the appx powershell module. It's a module that's included with windows I believe so you may just have an older build than mine (I have 1803).
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  7. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 1803
       #47

    it also may have been a typo and should have been -DisableDevelopmentMode

    DarkSideMilk said:
    Sorry that I only just saw this. My best guess is that I had an updated version of the module that contains that command. I would first try it without `-DisableDeveloperMode` I have version 2.0.0 of the appx powershell module. It's a module that's included with windows I believe so you may just have an older build than mine (I have 1803).
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  8. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #48

    DarkSideMilk said:
    Somebody sort of did.
    I found an solution for those that are completely missing the main windows store files that should show up when using the solutions of get-appxpackage -allusers

    So if you're missing it you can download the appxbundle from the windows store by utilizing this website
    Microsoft Store - Generation Project (v1.1) [by @RGAdguard & mkuba50]
    You can then search for the microsoft store app within the store via this link
    Your request appears to be from an automated process
    or this link
    Your request appears to be from an automated process

    They go to the same place.

    I found the store app link with the share button in the microsoft store on a computer I have that has it working. You can also browse the microsoft store in a web browser and search for the store app to get the url yourself in case it changes with updates. But that takes a bit of browsing, it's easiest to find it on a working computer by looking at the downloads and updates page of the store to find the listing for microsoft store. Hopefully the id just won't change...

    Anywho, you search the store app link in the site that will give you links to the appx package.

    You select and download the .appx and .appxbundle packages that match your architecture (arm, x86, x64)
    The appxbundle for the store probably includes the .netframework and vclibs pkgs, but I figure better safe than sorry. (Note: the EAppxbundle is the xbox microsoft store, you don't need that)

    Now that you've downloaded the appx packages you can install them.

    to install all of them in one piped command cd to the download directory and do this
    `get-item *.appx* | % { Add-AppxPackage -Path $_ -Register -DisableDeveloperMode; } `
    This gets all the files that match .appx and .appxbundle and then adds and registers each of them.

    After that is complete the store should be installed, if it doesn't show up right away run `WSReset.exe` (it's in system32 so it's in the path and should be able to be run from any command prompt) this will reset the store and open it once it's done.

    You can then attempt to re-register all the built in apps with the methods posted by others in this thread, but that didn't work for me, had to manually install things like photos, calculator, and paint 3d from the store.


    Another theory I have that I haven't tested just yet is that you could also do this with a provisioning package made with the Windows Configuration Designer. You would just need to figure out the product id and skuid of the store app and it would then install the store from the web automatically via that. Or you could embed these downloaded appx files to have a quick solution for this in case it's happening after imaging because removing built in apps is a common fix for getting sysprep to run.
    Thank You so much for being I think the only person on the internet to suggest this way to reinstall Microsoft Store I have searched for day and days and days and after trying every so-called solution out there I was just about to do a clean install when I found this post so thank you again
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  9. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro
       #49

    Like said @CSWinnall, you are really ONLY ONE person on the internet which provide different way to reinstall Microsoft Store and other apps correctly without complete reinstall. Thank you, so much!

    Quick explanation of my situation:
    My Store and a lot of other apps stopped working. I can see them in start menu but when I click on app nothing happens. I tried commands in PowerShell, I tried change ownership on WindowsApps folder, I tried "soft" Windows reinstall ...

    Your solution:
    I used that site Microsoft Store - Generation Project (v1.2) [by @rgadguard & mkuba50] and I downloaded all appx/appxbundle files, so for Store it was:
    Microsoft.NET.Native.Framework.2.2_2.2.27912.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe.Appx
    Microsoft.NET.Native.Runtime.2.2_2.2.28604.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe.Appx
    Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00_14.0.27810.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe.Appx
    Microsoft.WindowsStore_12005.1001.113.0_neutral___8wekyb3d8bbwe.AppxBundle

    When I tried your command I got error, I had to change parameter -DisableDeveloperMode to -DisableDevelopmentMod
    When I tried It again, I got another error: Add-AppxPackage : An invalid manifest file name was passed to this function. This file must be named AppxManifest.xml

    BUT, I tried install that packages directly in Windows. When you click on package, you can see package detail with Install / Update button. I install firstly that dependecies (Frameworks, VCLibs - btw this failed, don't know why) then Store (here was update button). Tadaa! After many weeks without Store It's working again.

    Last tips:
    Do same thing for other apps. Some dependecies are same, It is not necessary download them again.
    Some files after download has not extension appx/appxbundle, you have to rename file and add .appx / .appxbundle to end

    Thanks again!


    DarkSideMilk said:
    Somebody sort of did.
    I found an solution for those that are completely missing the main windows store files that should show up when using the solutions of get-appxpackage -allusers

    So if you're missing it you can download the appxbundle from the windows store by utilizing this website
    Microsoft Store - Generation Project (v1.1) [by @RGAdguard & mkuba50]
    You can then search for the microsoft store app within the store via this link
    Your request appears to be from an automated process
    or this link
    Your request appears to be from an automated process

    They go to the same place.

    I found the store app link with the share button in the microsoft store on a computer I have that has it working. You can also browse the microsoft store in a web browser and search for the store app to get the url yourself in case it changes with updates. But that takes a bit of browsing, it's easiest to find it on a working computer by looking at the downloads and updates page of the store to find the listing for microsoft store. Hopefully the id just won't change...

    Anywho, you search the store app link in the site that will give you links to the appx package.

    You select and download the .appx and .appxbundle packages that match your architecture (arm, x86, x64)
    The appxbundle for the store probably includes the .netframework and vclibs pkgs, but I figure better safe than sorry. (Note: the EAppxbundle is the xbox microsoft store, you don't need that)

    Now that you've downloaded the appx packages you can install them.

    to install all of them in one piped command cd to the download directory and do this
    `get-item *.appx* | % { Add-AppxPackage -Path $_ -Register -DisableDeveloperMode; } `
    This gets all the files that match .appx and .appxbundle and then adds and registers each of them.

    After that is complete the store should be installed, if it doesn't show up right away run `WSReset.exe` (it's in system32 so it's in the path and should be able to be run from any command prompt) this will reset the store and open it once it's done.

    You can then attempt to re-register all the built in apps with the methods posted by others in this thread, but that didn't work for me, had to manually install things like photos, calculator, and paint 3d from the store.


    Another theory I have that I haven't tested just yet is that you could also do this with a provisioning package made with the Windows Configuration Designer. You would just need to figure out the product id and skuid of the store app and it would then install the store from the web automatically via that. Or you could embed these downloaded appx files to have a quick solution for this in case it's happening after imaging because removing built in apps is a common fix for getting sysprep to run.
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  10. Posts : 9
    Windows 10
       #50

    Thank you Dark Side Milk and Sense! You both helped solve my issue where the Store app was completely missing after I'd damaged and removed it while trying to fix an update issue.

    Also, thanks very much to rgadguard and mkuba50 for making this possible.


    Steps to resolve my issue:
    1. Copy URL for the Microsoft Windows Store app (https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/p/mi...ot:overviewtab)
    2. Paste copied URL into search box at Microsoft Store - Generation Project (v1.2) [by @RGAdguard & mkuba50]
    3. Download second latest version ending .0 not .70
    4. Rename the downloaded file adding extension .appxbundle (store.appxbundle for example)
    5. Run the file and select Install

    TLDR:
    If like me, all you need is the Microsoft Windows Store app installer, here's the latest version at the date of this post:
    Microsoft.WindowsStore_12005.1001.113.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe.appxbundle

    Observations:
    1. This process seems to work with pretty much any Windows Store app based on my testing, and can be used to update existing apps too.
    2. If you do need to register the app, the PowerShell command is:
    get-item *.appx* | % { Add-AppxPackage -Path $_ -Register -DisableDevelopmentMode; }
    NB: Make sure you cd (change directory) to your Downloads folder, or wherever you put the installer, first.
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