How to Clear Microsoft Store Cache on Windows 11/10 [Guide]

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Do you want to know how to clear and reset Microsoft Store Cache? Keep reading this guide to know the steps.

The Microsoft Store, also known as the Windows Store, is an online marketplace for downloading and using a variety of apps/software and many other utilities/tools. 

But at some point, users may encounter problems and errors while downloading applications/software from the Windows Store.

Some errors and problems can be resolved by clearing the Microsoft Store cache or resetting the Store.

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How to Clear Microsoft Store Cache

In this guide, you’ll learn how to reset/repair the Windows Store or how to clear the cache.

Let’s start with resetting/repairing the Windows Store first.

Resetting or Repairing Microsoft Store

Resetting the Windows 11/10 Store automatically clears the Store cache. When you reset the Microsoft Store, the app’s data on your device is permanently deleted, including your sign-in details. To reset the store, open Settings> System> Apps & Features> Click Store> Advanced options> Click on Reset.

Let’s understand in detail for both Windows 11 and Windows 10!

Windows 11

  • Open Settings by pressing Win+ I buttons together.
  • Now, go to Apps > Apps & Features.
  • Scroll down and find the Microsoft Store in the list.
  • Next, click on the three-dotted button and select “Advanced Options.”
  • Scroll down and click on “Repair” or “Reset.”

Wait to complete the process. That it!

Windows 10

  • Open Windows Settings.
  • Now, go to Apps > Apps & Features.
  • Look for the Microsoft Store and go to the Advanced Option.
  • Click on the Reset button to reset the store app.

Resetting the store is done now. 

Clear Microsoft Store Cache Using WSReset.exe

To clear the Microsoft Store cache, you can use the built-in command-line tool WSReset.exe. 

  • Run the command prompt as an administrator and type WSReset.exe in it. 
  • Hit the enter button on your keyboard
  • Wait to run the command. 
  • A few seconds later, you will see the Microsoft Store window and hopefully see this confirmation message: “The cache for the Store was cleared. You can now browse the Store for apps.”

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Is it safe to clear the Windows Store cache?

Yes, clearing the Windows Store cache is very safe and you can do this whenever you face errors or issues in downloading or updating the store apps.

Remember, when you reset the Microsoft Store, the app’s data on your device is permanently deleted, including your sign-in details.

We hope this guide helped you. Tell us how this goes for you. Thanks!

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