Reset The Windows Store Cache For A Single User Account

Cory Doctorow
Cory Doctorow Last Updated: May 19, 2022

Software: Windows 10 | Last modified on 2018-06-18

It's advised to reset the Windows Store cache when you're experiencing issues with apps that are installed through the Windows Store.

[Solution 1] Clear the Windows Store cache for 3rd party apps

  1. Open Run and execute WSReset.exe.
  2. Open the Command Prompt (Admin) or PowerShell (Admin).
  3. To find the user SID, execute whoami /user or wmic useraccount get name,sid
  4. Find the correct user account in the list and note the SID on a piece of paper.
  5. Open Run and execute Regedit.
  6. Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SOFTWARE \Microsoft \Windows \CurrentVersion \Appx \AppxAllUserStore.
  7. Find the key with the SID from step 2 and delete it from the list.
  8. Restart the computer,

Cory Doctorow
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Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger — the co-editor of Boing Boing and the author of the YA graphic novel In Real Life, the nonfiction business book Information Doesn’t Want To Be Free, and young adult novels like Homeland, Pirate Cinema, and Little Brother and novels for adults like Rapture Of The Nerds and Makers. He is a Fellow for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in Los Angeles.

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