Microsoft investigating issues with missing Store app in Windows 10 build 17110

If you've found that the Microsoft Store app seems to be missing after installing Windows 10 Fast ring preview build 17110, you're not alone. Microsoft says it is investigating the issue, which appears to be somewhat widespread, but there's no official fix just yer.

In a thread on Microsoft's Answers forums, Microsoft says it has seen reports that the Store app is missing from the taskbar, the "All Apps" list, Start, and from the "Apps and Features" portion of the Settings menu. For now, Microsoft is requesting that those impacted by the issue upvote a dedicated feedback item in Feedback Hub.

It's also worth noting that Microsoft is warning that users should not do a reset of the Store app, as it will "inadvertently remove all visible traces of the application from your PC."

While an official fix from Microsoft isn't available just yet, some users in the Microsoft Answers thread reported success with a set of instructions originally detailed in December by Microsoft MVP Andre Da Costa:

  • Press Windows key + X
  • Click Windows PowerShell (Admin)
  • At the command prompt, type the following then hit Enter:

Get-AppXPackage WindowsStore -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

  • Restart, then try launching the Store again.

If and when Microsoft provides an official fix or workaround, we'll update this post with more information.

Thanks to Jamie for the tip!

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