How to return a deleted 'Store' to Windows 10

By default, Windows 10 contains the 'Store' application, with which you can buy and install additional programs. Removing the Store will lead to the fact that you will lose access to obtain new programs, so it must be restored or reinstalled.

Content

  • Installing 'Store' for Windows 10
    • First recovery option
    • Video: how to restore the 'Store' Windows 10
    • Second recovery option
    • Reinstalling 'Store'
  • What to do if the 'Store' cannot be returned
  • Is it possible to install 'Store' in Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB
  • Installing programs from the 'Store'
  • How to use the 'Store' without installing it

Installing 'Store' for Windows 10

There are several ways to get back a deleted 'Store'. If you erased it without getting rid of the Windows Apps folder, you can most likely restore it. But if the folder has been deleted or the restore does not work, then installing the 'Store' from scratch is fine. Before proceeding to return it, please grant permissions for your account.

  1. While on the main partition of the hard drive, go to the Program Files folder, find the Apps subfolder Windows and open its properties. Go to folder properties

    Open folder properties Windows Apps

  2. Perhaps this folder will be hidden, so activate the display of hidden folders in Explorer beforehand: go to the 'View' tab and check the box next to the 'Show hidden items' function. Explorer settings

    Turn on the display of hidden elements

  3. In the properties that open, go to the Security tab. Folder property options

    Go to the 'Security' tab

  4. Go to advanced security settings. Go to advanced security options

    Click on the 'Advanced' button to go to additional security settings

  5. While in the 'Permissions' tab, click on the 'Continue' button. Additional security options

    Click the 'Continue' button to view the existing permissions

  6. On the Owner row, use the Change button to reassign the owner. Change of ownership

    Click on the 'Change' button to change the owner of the right

  7. In the window that opens, enter the name of your account to give yourself access to the folder. Adding a new owner

    We write the account name in the lower text box

  8. Save your changes and proceed with restoring or reinstalling the store. Saving changes

    Click the 'Apply' and 'OK' buttons to save the changes you made

First recovery option

  1. Using the search bar Windows, find the PowerShell command line and run it using administrator rights. Starting PowerShell

    Opening PowerShell as administrator

  2. Copy and paste the text Get-AppxPackage windowsstore -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register '$ ($ _. InstallLocation) \ AppxManifest.xml'} then press Enter. Command execution

    We execute the command Get-AppxPackage windowsstore -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register '$ ($ _. InstallLocation) \ AppxManifest.xml'}

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  3. Use the search bar to check if the 'Store' has appeared – to do this, start entering the word store in the search bar. Checking for 'Store' availability

    Check if there is a 'Store'

Video: how to restore the 'Store' Windows 10

Second recovery option

  1. From a PowerShell command prompt running as an administrator, run the command Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Select Name, PackageFullName . Getting a list of apps from the store

    We execute the command Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Select Name, PackageFullName

  2. Thanks to the command entered, you will get a list of applications from the store, find the line Windows Store in it and copy its value. List of apps from the store

    Copy the line Windows Store

  3. Copy and paste the following command into the command line: Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register 'C: \ Program Files \ Windows APPS \ X \ AppxManifest.xml', then press Enter. Start recovery

    Run the command Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register 'C: \ Program Files \ Windows APPS \ X \ AppxManifest.xml'

  4. After executing the command, the process of restoring the 'Store' will begin Wait until it ends and check if the store has appeared using the system search bar – type the word store in the search. Checking the store

    Checking if the 'Store' is back or not

Reinstalling 'Store'

  1. If the restoration in your case did not help to return the 'Store', then you will need another computer where the 'Store' was not deleted in order to copy the following folders from it from the Windows Apps directory:
    • Microsoft. Windows Store29.13.0_x64_8wekyb3d8bbwe;
    • Windows Store_2016.29.13.0_neutral_8wekyb3d8bbwe;
    • NET.Native.Runtime.1.1_1.1.23406.0_x64_8wekyb3d8bbwe;
    • NET.Native.Runtime.1.1_11.23406.0_x86_8wekyb3d8bbwe;
    • VCLibs.140.00_14.0.23816.0_x64_8wekyb3d8bbwe;
    • VCLibs.140.00_14.0.23816.0_x86_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Folder names may differ in the second part of the name due to different versions of the 'Store'. Transfer the copied folders using a USB flash drive to your computer and paste them into the Windows Apps folder. If you are prompted to replace folders with the same name, agree.
  3. After you have successfully transferred the folders, run a PowerShell command prompt as administrator and run the ForEach command ($ folder in get-childitem) {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register 'C: \ Program Files \ Windows Apps \ $ folder \ AppxManifest.xml '}. Returning a store by copying folders

    We execute the ForEach command ($ folder in get-childitem) {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register 'C: \ Program Files \ Windows Apps \ $ folder \ AppxManifest.xml'}

  4. Done, it remains to check through the system search bar whether the 'Store' has appeared or not.

What to do if the 'Store' cannot be returned

If neither recovery nor reinstalling the 'Store' helped to return it, then there is only one option – download the installer Windows 10, run it and choose not to reinstall the system, but to update. After performing the update, all firmware will be restored, including the Store, and the user's files will remain intact.

Update Windows 10

Choose the 'Update this computer' method

Make sure that the installer Windows 10 updates the system to the same version and bitness that is currently installed on your computer.

Is it possible to install 'Store' in Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB

Enterprise LTSB is a version of the operating system designed for a network of computers in companies and business organizations, in which the main emphasis is on minimalism and stability. Therefore, it lacks most of the standard programs Microsoft, including the 'Store'. You cannot install it using standard methods, you can find installation archives on the Internet, but not all of them are safe or at least workable, so use them at your own risk. If you have the option to upgrade to any other version Windows 10, then do it to get the 'Store' in the official way.

Installing programs from the 'Store'

In order to install the program from the store, you just need to open it, log in to your account Microsoft, select the application you need from the list or using the search bar and click on the 'Get' button. If your computer supports the selected application, then the button will be active. For some applications, you will have to pay first.

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You need to click the 'Get' button to install the application from the 'Store'

All applications installed from the 'Store' will be located in the Windows Apps subfolder located in the Program Files folder on the main partition of the hard drive. How to get access to edit and change this folder is described above in the article.

How to use the 'Store' without installing it

It is not necessary to restore the 'Store' as an application on a computer, as it can be used through any modern browser by going to the official website Microsoft. The browser version of the 'Store' is no different from the original one – you can also select, install and buy an application in it, having previously authorized in your account Microsoft.

Browser version of the store

You can use the store through any browser

After deleting the system Store from your computer, you can restore or reinstall it. If these options do not work, then there are two ways out: update the system using the installation image or start using the browser version of the 'Store' available on the official website Microsoft. The only version of the system Windows 10 on which the 'Store' cannot be installed is Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB.

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