FIX: Windows Store Apps not Opening in Windows 10

If you’ve recently upgraded from Windows 8 or Windows 7 and after you upgraded to Windows 10 the Windows Store Apps no longer seem to work than registering them could do wonders. In this article we will show you how to register the store apps and hopefully fix the issues that Windows Store Apps are not opening in Windows 10. Let’s get started.

Re-register the Windows Store apps


Step 1: Start PowerShell

Method 1: Start an Elevated PowerShell Window

1. Open Start and type PowerShell

2. Right-click on PowerShell and choose Run As Administrator


Method 2: Start an Elevated PowerShell Window

1. Right-click the Start Menu icon and choose Command Prompt (Admin)

2. Then type the follow command and hit enter



3. After a couple of seconds, the window should be renamed to Administrator: Windows Powershell


Step 2: Registering the Apps in the App Manifest

1. type the following command and hit enter

Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}


Hit enter and wait for the process to complete


You can now close powershell and check if the Windows Store Apps now open in Windows 10. If they still don’t seem to be working, then please visit our forums where we will provide personal help and get this problem sorted together. Thanks for reading!

About the Author

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows
Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.

1 comment

  1. My problem started when I used CC Cleaner (that was before I should have read reviews on that progrqam. after that I lost my store apps. All I have left is Microsoft Edge, cortina, one note, get office. The rest are greyed out. I don’t want to reinstall win10. I’ll put up with this fault if I have to. So basically to you it’s a big HELP

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