Yesterday I updated Windows to 1709 and now I can't install WSL without WindowsStore, so I'm looking for a way to restore or reinstall the deleted WindoiwsStore app.

WindowsStore app was deleted before release upgrade using:

Get-AppxPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online | Where-Object PackageName -like "*windowsstore*" | ForEach { Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online -PackageName $_.PackageName }

There now no WindowsStore package folder in C:\Program files\WindowsApps, so method:

Get-AppxPackage -allusers | where-object PackageFullName -like "*windowsstore*" | foreach {Add-AppxPackage -register ("C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\"+$_.PackageFullName+"\appxmanifest.xml") -DisableDevelopmentMode}

don't work.

  • Recover the folder from shadowcopy Accidentally Deleted SystemApps, WindowsApps or Local Packages. How to Recover?, and then run the PowerShell command.
    – w32sh
    Oct 25, 2017 at 7:36
  • @w32sh thanks for suggestion, but there is no shadow copy with WindowsStore app. This app removed maoutn ago, and after it i receive two Windows release upgrades.
    – Slipeer
    Oct 25, 2017 at 7:49
  • @ Slipeer, let's confirm if the provisioned package is exists in your current Windows firstly. Run Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -online >c:\applist.txt powershell command to list all provisioned package.
    – Waka
    Oct 25, 2017 at 8:02
  • @KarenHu i was remove provisioned package WindowsStore I already wrote about this. This packege not listed in command that you provide.
    – Slipeer
    Oct 25, 2017 at 8:10
  • @Slipeer, you remove it before upgrading, i just want to let you confirm if it available after upgrade, If no, there is no way unless reinstallation.
    – Waka
    Oct 26, 2017 at 8:09

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not sure if this will help but one thing I found out while working on Get-AppxPackages recently is that there is a folder path that contains deleted Windows Apps. Why don't you try running your command with the different folder path and see what you get in return?

"C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\DeletedAllUserPackages\Microsoft.BingWeather_4.25.20211.0_neutral_split.scale-150_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppXManifest.xml

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