Microsoft Store is a very useful app for the Windows operating system, it stores lots of apps and games that can be installed for free or for a fee. However, the app stores cache so it is faster for the system users to launch the program. This stores lots of storage space and sometimes results in the mail functionality of the Windows Store app, so this article will guide you on how to reset Microsoft Store cache in Windows 11.
We made mention of cache resulting in the store malfunction, what did we mean by that? Due to the cache not regularly cleared, it results in the Search bar not working, Microsoft Store closing automatically, errors, or even overall system performance slowing down.
Microsoft Store cache getting reset will also affect the store’s data such as a pending download getting restarted, and the need of logging in again. However, your account details will still remain intact, you will only need to get back to it so you can continue to install/get apps on your system from the Windows Store.
2 Methods to Clear & Reset Microsoft Store Cache in Windows 11
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The below steps will guide you on the two best methods to clear and reset the Microsoft Store cache; Both methods get the job done.
#1. Reset Windows Store Using Windows 11 Settings
Alright, this method will make use of just the simple Windows 11 Settings app to clear & reset Microsoft Store. Follow the guide below carefully to get it done.
- First of all, tap on the Windows Icon on the task bar to show the pinned apps.
- Second of all, locate and launch the Settings system application.
- Under Settings, choose the Apps option from the menu list.
- Next, tap the Apps & features having the description: Installed apps, app execution aliases.
- Under the Apps & features page, scroll down a bit to locate Microsoft Store app.
- Now tap the 3 dot beside the app to show the advanced options, tap that option.
- The next page shows you the reset button, tap it and confirm.
After following the above simple steps, you have now successfully cleared and reset the Microsoft Store cache in Windows 11.
#2. Reset Microsoft Store Cache via CMD
In this second method, we’ll make use of the Command prompt to clear the Microsoft Store’s cache. So follow the steps below carefully
- Open Windows 11 Search feature, then search for Command Prompt. Run the app as administrator with a Right-click on the app.
- On the Command Line, type this command: WSReset.exe and hit Enter so it executes.
By doing this, you will reset the Windows Store in Windows 11.
That’s it, it is very simple. This way you will clear the Microsoft Store Cache and Data so you do not face crashes and errors anymore. Let us know if any of the below methods in this article helped you solve your system problem via the comment box below.