Some apps in my PC suddenly gone missing, pinned app icon becomes blank, and worst is that one of the missing one is Store. Others I have noticed are MSN apps, Mail, Calendar, and Photos, any help how to restore them?

UPDATE: Reinstalling via PowerShell with following command doesn't work:

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

It show lots of error. If there is a way to generate log file please tell me.

UPDATE: Found a documentation from Microsoft here and after following it, still it doesn't work but it generates a shorter error information:

Add-AppxPackage : Cannot find path 'C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.2323.4.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe\App At D:\Aprianto Nursetiawan\Desktop\reinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1:35 char:2 + Add-AppxPackage -register $PackagePath -DisableDevelopmentMode + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (C:\Program File...dleManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], ItemNotFoundException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PathNotFound,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

  • Maybe move this question to appropriate site?
    – Nur
    Dec 1, 2015 at 12:36
  • It is already at the appropriate site. Are you able to use a restore point by chance? Did you run any commands to remove Cortana or do anything that might explain what basically amounts to removing the WindowsApps directory?
    – Ramhound
    Dec 1, 2015 at 13:03
  • I got a downvote, probably I asked this on a wrong site? Anyway, I removed the Xbox app months ago, and now I want it back, I ran the powershell command to reinstall default Windows 10 apps (the same with UPDATE 1 in my question), but the result is instead of the apps I removed (the Xbox app) to be reinstalled again, it removed some of my apps. including Store.
    – Nur
    Dec 2, 2015 at 14:38
  • Also system restore probably works, but if possible I don't want to use it since the restore point is several days ago and I have installed GBs of applications and driver since then, unless as last resort.
    – Nur
    Dec 2, 2015 at 14:40
  • @Ramhound Hey.. I gave up and asked my friend to take care about it, he restored my PC and reinstall everything I needed with his internet connection. So if you would go ahead and answer with system restore solution I'd accept it, thanks.
    – Nur
    Dec 4, 2015 at 0:52

1 Answer 1


Try resetting the Windows Store Cache:

  1. Go to the Start Screen or the Windows Modern UI screen
  2. Type in WSReset.exe
  3. Click on Run as administrator

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  1. Reboot, log in, and test.
  • Hey. Done running WSReset.exe and restarting, but the Store app still missing? Is this procedure also works in Windows 10?
    – Nur
    Dec 1, 2015 at 13:05
  • It should work in Windows 10. Did you run it as Administrator? Else take a look at this link: thewindowsclub.com/windows-store-app-missing-windows-10 try step 1 till 3.
    – Smeerpijp
    Dec 1, 2015 at 13:12
  • Yes. I ran it as administrator. I have followed that link, the result is posted in second UPDATE on my question.
    – Nur
    Dec 2, 2015 at 14:59
  • running that got me to an error message from WSReset.exe: "ms-windows-store:PurgeCaches" With further "info": "The application cannot be started. Try reinstalling the application to fix the problem". And yes, I can read, but where and how do I reinstall it? Via those powershell scripts? Doesn't work :/.. Jul 6, 2016 at 6:23

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