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    Clear and Reset Store Cache in Windows 10

    How to Clear and Reset the Store Cache in Windows 10

    Published by BrinkCategory: Performance & Maintenance
    10 Aug 2015 Last Updated: 25 May 2017 at 20:51

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    How to Clear and Reset the Store Cache in Windows 10

    information   Information
    If you are having issues with installing or updating Store apps in Windows 10, it may be caused by an issue with the Store cache.

    This tutorial will show you how to clear and reset the Windows Store cache for your account in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    Make sure that you have the correct time zone, date, and time set to avoid the Store having syncing issues.

    You will need to have the Storage Service service running and set to Manual (Trigger Start) for Store updates to work properly.








    Clear and Reset Store Cache in Windows 10 PART ONE Clear and Reset Store Cache in Windows 10
    To Clear Store Cache for Default Apps

    1. Press the Win+R keys to open the Run dialog.

    2. Type WSReset.exe, and click/tap on OK.
    Note   Note
    The WSReset tool resets the Windows Store without changing account settings or deleting installed apps.



    3. The Store and a command prompt will now open without any message. The command prompt will automatically close when the Store cache has been reset.

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    Clear and Reset Store Cache in Windows 10 PART TWO Clear and Reset Store Cache in Windows 10
    To Clear Store Cache for 3rd Party Apps

    Note   Note
    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do this section.

    4. Open a command prompt.

    5. Enter the command you want to use below into the command prompt, and press Enter. This will give you the user SID for each account on the PC. Make note of the SID (ex: S-1-5-21-1505978256-3813739684-4272618129-1016) for the user account that apps are not working in. (see screenshot below)

    (current user SID)
    whoami /user

    OR

    (all accounts' SID)
    wmic useraccount get name,sid


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    6. Press the Windows+R keys on your keyboard to open the Run dialog, type regedit, and click/tap on OK.

    7. If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.

    8. In Registry Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore

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    9. In the left pane under the AppxAllUserStore key, right click or press and hold on the SID key (ex: S-1-5-21-1505978256-3813739684-4272618129-1016) from step 6 above, click/tap on Delete, and click/tap Yes to approve. (see screenshot above)

    10. Close Registry Editor and the command prompt.

    11. Restart the computer to apply.




    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    15 Sep 2015 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    Since i did a clean install Edge Dissappeared, Cortana says i'm not connected to the internet but i was and the Search bar did'nt work. So i came across the Store Reset and clear Cache, i did everything to reset the store cache and happily everything works great no probs none what so every.I think the people that have the same problem as me should try this.
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  2.    15 Sep 2015 #2
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    Hello Gladitor, and welcome to Ten Forums. I'm glad to hear this was able to help.
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  3.    15 Sep 2015 #3
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    Ty, Brink for the Tutorial, it work for for me, I hope someone else will try this Tutorial, Ty again.
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  4.    19 Sep 2015 #4
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    For the people the often have problems with the Store for one reason or another, and need to use WSReset a lot, they can pin WSReset to the start menu:

    First open up File Explorer and go to C:\Windows\System32\WSReset
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    Choose Pin to Start
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  5.    19 Sep 2015 #5
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    Well I tried option 1......have not seen any change, updates are either pending, or stopping at various points during install.

    Option 2 really messed up my computer!!! No start menu, no action menu, which was working fine before I tried option 2.

    Had to reinstall one of my backups.....grrrrrrrr So folks be very careful using option 2!!!
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  6.    19 Sep 2015 #6
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    Hello Mike,

    Option 2 should not be causing this for you since it only deletes the Store cache for 3rd party apps. At least it doesn't break anything for me.

    Did you only delete the SID for you account that had the issues with apps?
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  7.    19 Sep 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Mike,

    Option 2 should not be causing this for you since it only deletes the Store cache for 3rd party apps. At least it doesn't break anything for me.

    Did you only delete the SID for you account that had the issues with apps?
    That was easy, in your pic of the registry, yours showed like 4 or 5, under mine, it only showed one, mine. no other accounts listed. But, I have not setup any other accounts, I am only person on this computer. I deleted my account, under inboxapplications , rebooted and found out that my start menu didn't work, and my action center didn't work, they were their, but clicking on them did nothing. Screwed them both up!!! The store app works almost.....just will not update, shows the updates, even shows some that have completed, but does nothing else. does not install any of them, even the ones that show completed. Only problem right now on my windows 10, seems just to be the store app. Everything else seems to be running ok.
    I hardy ever use the store app, I was just playing around and thought I would try it out......that's when I found out about the update problem.
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  8.    19 Sep 2015 #8
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    It sounds like you may have some other issue at hand. I just don't see how option 2 could cause that.
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  9.    19 Sep 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    It sounds like you may have some other issue at hand. I just don't see how option 2 could cause that.
    Only issue I can see is the store app. Which seems to be a problem with a lot of others. here is a pic of that registry entrée

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