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Microsoft investigating missing Store app bug in Windows 10 build 17110

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Microsoft Store (Image credit: Matt Brown | Windows Central)

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.

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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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14 Comments
  • No wonder Build 17110.1000 is suddenly not downloading.
  • Bug or future update that removes the Store due to low useage?
  • Why would MS be investigating it's own update?..... Boy, you really are as 🤓 as you look.. SMDH.
    Ignorant trolls. Damn.
  • Who are you talking to?
  • It's not a "future update" stop trolling alot of the baked in Windows apps run through the store... Like calculator, paint, etc..
  • <p><u>Get-AppXPackage *WindowsStore* -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register &quot;$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml&quot;}</u></p> <p>In powershell. it fixed it for me.&nbsp;</p>
  • Worked for me as well :)
  • so say we already tried the reset before getting this info....will it be reinstalled w/ the next insider build or do I have to do a reset of the os?
  • You can run the ps cmd and it should install it again. I ran into the same issue when trying to remove all of the initial crap that comes with Windows 10 (app wise) and running the ps fixes the issue. There are multiple articles about how reinstall the store app out there also so using those steps should have the same effect.
  • You can use:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.Ins
    tallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"} This will bring the store back if the other Powershell Scripts aren't working *Tested and Works*
  • Can we have this as a feature?
  • It is..... Lol you can turn off the store if you want... Press win+r type in gpedit.msc then go to computer>administrative templates>windows components>store and enable turn off Windows store. Then you won't have the store. You can also use the PowerShell command to remove it.
  • Isn't this update not only for Enterprise? It shows on my phone but not on my laptop in the announcements.
  • Microsoft wants it's missing Store App feedback upvoted (don't wanna missing that Candy Crush) but leaving the other user's feedback/request (that have been upvoted million times, ignored). Sigh... 🙄😌