The Windows Store is the perfect place to download applications and games for your Windows operating system. Here, you can find both paid and free apps and games. But recently many users have complained about many problems related to Windows Store , such as “The Windows Store cache may be corrupted.” The first step in identifying a problem and rectifying it is: Troubleshooting. Like any other troubleshooter, we use the Windows Store app troubleshooter to diagnose and fix the problem. Mostly the troubleshooter fixes the problem and sometimes only informs you about the problem.
If your Windows Store opens as a blank window, or you can’t download or update any Windows Store apps, after running the troubleshooter, you might have the problem, as the Windows Store cache it could be damaged. But do not worry! Simply by following simple steps you can rectify this problem.
How to fix the “Windows Store Cache may be corrupted” problem
Read this article and find out 6 methods to solve Windows Store cache problem.
Method 1: Reset your Windows Store cache
Step 1 : opens the Run window. To do this, you can either right-click the start button and choose Run from the list or just press the R key on your keyboard while holding down the Windows key (Windows key + R). Now enter the directory in the text box of the Run as “C: Windows System32” window and press Enter.
(Remember that C: is the disk where your Windows is installed. If your Windows is installed on any other disk, replace C: with that disk)
Step 2: Look for the “WSReset.exe” in the open System32 folder. Right click and select “Run as administrator”.
Step 3: Select “Yes” in the opened pop-up window.
Step 4: let the task finish and restart your windows store app.
Method 2: create a new folder to store the Windows Store cache
Step 1 – Click My Computer / This PC on your desktop. Enter the directory:
C: Users AppData Local Packages Microsoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe LocalState
You can simply paste this directory into the address bar of your browser. Don’t forget to replace with your account username. Just to remind you again here, C: is the disk your Windows is installed on.
Step 2: Now check if there are any cache folders available in the open directory. If present, rename that folder to ‘cache.old’.
Step 3: Create a new folder called ‘cache’ in the same directory.
Step 4: Once you finish all the steps above, close all open applications and folders and restart your PC. Try using the Windows Store app. This could solve your Windows Store cache problem. If you still face the same problem, move on to the next method.
Method 3: Reserver the Windows Store app
There is a simple rule that most users follow. If any software or application is not working properly or is not working properly, please restart it. Here, we have a problem with the Windows Store app. So by resetting it, your problem might be solved.
Step 1 : Press “Windows Key + I” on your keyboard and open settings. Now go to the applications section.
Step 2: Choose the app from the Microsoft store from the list of available apps. Then click on the Advanced option.
Step 3: Point the cursor at the Reset button and click it. Select “Reset” in the dialog to confirm.
Step 4: Now your Windows Store app has been reset to default settings.
Method 4: Check the time and date settings
Many users claim that the reason why the Windows Store cache might be corrupted was its incorrect time and date settings. Make sure you select the correct zone in your time and date settings. To do so, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Open the settings window by pressing Windows key + I on your keyboard. Click Time and Languages in the grid of available options.
Step 2: Here you can check your time zone settings. If the time zone setting is wrong, choose the corresponding time zone. Or uncheck the two options: “set time automatically” and “set time zone automatically”.
Step 4 : Now change the time and date accordingly. Make sure to disable the “Auto sync time” option.
Step 5: restart your PC. Open the Windows Store app to check if it works properly.
Method 5: Change your privacy settings
Sometimes your privacy settings create obstacles for applications to cache properly. So by changing this setting your problem can be solved.
Step 1 : Open the settings by pressing “Windows Key + I” on your keyboard. A configuration window will open.
Step 2: choose privacy.
Step 3: now uncheck the 4 options. Restart your PC.
* Note: Please reverse your privacy settings if this method is not effective.
Method 6: uninstall built-in apps from the Windows Store
Interference between the built-in Windows apps and the Windows Store app can cause a problem in the caching process. This could be the reason why the Windows Store cache might be corrupted.
Step 1: In First of all, right click on the start button in the lower left corner of your screen. Select “Windows PowerShell (Administrator)”. Click “Yes” in the opened dialog. PowerShell will open.
Step 2: Now type the following command in PowerShell.
Get-AppxPackage * zunevideo * | Remove-AppxPackage
Step 3: Finally, close the PowerShell. Now reboot your system and confirm that the Movies & TV app has been uninstalled. If uninstalling this app doesn’t work, try uninstalling another Windows app.
This method should fix the Windows Store cache corruption issue.
Hope these methods have helped you solve your Windows Store Cache problem. Thank you for reading!