How to Clear Microsoft Store Cache in Windows 10 & 11

Is the Microsoft Store causing problems or acting weirdly? Here is how to clear the Microsoft Store cache in Windows 10 and 11.

Over the years, Microsoft improved the Store a lot. In fact, in Windows 11, Microsoft even opened the Store to developers so that they can upload regular win32 applications, update apps on their own terms, reduce Store commission, etc.

To put it simply, Store is pretty awesome nowadays. For example, compared to typical methods, I always download apps from Microsoft Store if they are available.

As excellent and improved as the Microsoft Store is, there will be times when it doesn’t work as it should. For example, the Microsoft Store might show random error codes when installing an app, slow download speed, download or install glitches, unable to update apps, and more.

In most cases, the Microsoft Store cache might be the root cause. If you don’t know, Microsoft Store has its own cache to improve the user experience. Under certain circumstances, the Store cache might get corrupted. In that case, you have to delete or clear the Microsoft Store cache manually. Though you don’t see a dedicated option, it is pretty easy to do.

So, without further ado, let me show you the steps to clear the Microsoft Store cache in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

Table of contents:

Clear Microsoft Store Cache in Windows 11

To delete or clear the Microsoft Store cache, you need to reset the app from the Settings app. Resetting the app will not delete apps or other data. Here is how to do it.

  1. Launch the Windows 11 Settings app.
  2. Click on “Apps” in the sidebar.
  3. Go to the “Apps & features” page.
  4. Find the “Microsoft Store” app under “Apps list.”
  5. Click on the “Menu” icon.
  6. Choose the “Advanced options” option.
  7. Press the “Reset” button.
  8. Press the “Reset” button again.
  9. Close the Settings app.
  10. With that, you have cleared the Microsoft Store cache.

Steps with screenshots and a bit more detail:

Being a store app, you can clear the Microsoft Store cache from the Settings app. So, open the Settings app with the “Windows key + I” keyboard shortcut. After that, click on the “Apps” on the sidebar and then click on the “Apps & features” option.

open apps & features page in Windows 11 Settings

Find the Microsoft Store app under the “Apps list” section. You can also search for “Microsoft Store” in the search bar.

search for Microsoft Store in app list in Windows 11

Once you find it, click on the “Menu” icon (three vertical dots) and then choose the “Advanced options” option.

open Microsoft Store advanced options

Click on the “Reset” button under the Reset section from the Advanced Options page. It will prompt you again to click the “Reset” button.

clear Microsoft Store cache in windows 11

Windows 11 will delete Microsoft Store cache as soon as you do that. You can now close the Settings app and restart the system.

After restarting, you can start using the Store app normally.

Clear Microsoft Store Cache in Windows 10

Just as with Windows 11, you can also clear the Store cache via the Windows 10 Settings app. It is pretty easy to do.

  1. Launch the Windows 11 Settings app.
  2. Click on “Apps” on the main page.
  3. Go to the “Apps & features” on the sidebar.
  4. Find the “Microsoft Store” app under the “Apps & features” section.
  5. Click on “Microsoft Store.”
  6. Choose the “Advanced options” link.
  7. Press the “Reset” button.
  8. Press the “Reset” button again.
  9. Close the Settings app.
  10. With that, you have cleared the Microsoft Store cache.

That is all. It is that simple to clear the Microsoft Store cache in Windows 11 and 10.

I hope this simple and easy Windows how-to guide helped you.

If you are stuck or need some help, comment below, and I will try to help as much as possible.

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