Fix WSReset.exe is not working in Windows 11/10

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WSReset.exe is a command-based inbuilt tool in Windows. Some users need help- it is not working for them. Continue reading this guide to solve the problem.

The WSReset exe tool is a very important asset when you want to troubleshoot Microsoft Store problems: it helps to reset or clear the Microsoft Store cache.

So the functioning of this tool is very important and should not be hindered.

WSReset.exe not working in Windows

In this guide, you will learn how to use this tool and how to fix it if it is not working on your Windows 11 or 10 computer/PC/laptop.

How to run WSReset.exe?

To run WSReset exe, open the taskbar search button, and type “WSReset.exe” in the search box. Click on the WSReset.exe command from the appeared result. 

Alternatively, type the command prompt in Windows search and select “Run as an administrator”. In the command prompt, type “WSReset.exe” and hit the enter button on your keyboard.

To open the command prompt, you can also use the Run dialog box. Type “cmd” in the search bar of the Run dialog box and press Enter.

How to Fix if WSReset.exe is not working on Windows 11/10?

To fix the “WSReset.exe not working” problem on your Windows 11/10 computer, first of all, restart your computer and then make sure you have opened Command Prompt as an administrator- if you are trying to run WSReset.exe through the Command Prompt.

Otherwise, you can try running Windows Store App Troubleshooter and System File Checker. If this doesn’t work, run a DISM scan.

You can also try resetting Microsoft Store via Settings and reinstalling the Microsoft Store.

Restart your computer

  • Close all the tabs and tasks on your computer.
  • Press Alt+F4.
  • Click on the dropdown bar and select “Restart.”
  • Try running the WSReset.exe.

Use Command Prompt As an Administrator

  • Type the command prompt in the Windows search.
  • Select the “Run as an administrator” option.
  • Type “WSReset.exe” in the command prompt and hit the enter button to run it.

Read- How to Create an Administrator Account in Windows 10

Run Windows Store App Troubleshooter

  • Open Windows Settings App.
  • Go to the System tab and click on the Troubleshoot option.
  • Click on the “Other troubleshooters” option.
  • Scroll down and click on “Windows Store App Troubleshooter.
  • Wait to run the troubleshooter and apply suitable fixes to resolve the issues.

Run System File Checker (SFC) and DISM scans

Run System File Checker (SFC)

  • Open the command prompt as an administrator.
  • Type, sfc /scannow in the command prompt.
  • Hit enter button and wait to complete the scan.

Try to open WSReset.exe.

Run DISM Scan

  • Open the command prompt as an administrator.
  • Type, “DISM /Online /Cleanup-image /RestoreHealth” in the command prompt.
  • Hit enter button and wait to complete the scan.

Try to open WSReset.exe.

Reset Windows Store

  • Open Settings App.
  • Go to Apps > Installed apps.
  • Head on to the Microsoft Store option and click on the Three-dot menu button.
  • On the next page, go to Advanced options > Reset.
  • Follow the ongoing screen instructions and complete the process.

Reinstall Microsfot Store

To reinstall the Microsoft Store, you can try these ways:

  • Using the Setting application
  • Use Windows Troubleshooter to Reinstall the Microsoft Store
  • Use PowerShell to reinstall the Microsoft store
  • Create a new user account

ReadHow to reinstall the Microsoft store.

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