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Clearing Windows Store Cache with wsreset.exe

The Windows Store is a vital component of the Windows operating system, providing users with a convenient way to discover, download, and update applications. However, like any software, it can encounter issues from time to time. One common troubleshooting step is to clear the Windows Store cache, and one effective method for doing so is by using the wsreset.exe tool. In this blog post, we'll walk you through the process of clearing the Windows Store cache with wsreset.exe.

What is wsreset.exe?

Wsreset.exe is a built-in Windows executable that allows users to reset the Windows Store cache. When you run this tool, it clears the local cache of installed Store apps and can help resolve issues related to app installations, updates, and downloads.

Steps to Clear Windows Store Cache

Step 1: Close Windows Store Apps

Before you proceed with clearing the cache, make sure all Windows Store apps are closed. This ensures that there are no active processes that might interfere with the cache reset.

Step 2: Open the Run Dialog

Press the Windows key + R on your keyboard to open the Run dialog. Alternatively, you can right-click on the Start menu and select "Run."

Step 3: Run wsreset.exe

In the Run dialog, type wsreset.exe and press Enter. This will initiate the cache clearing process. A command prompt window will briefly appear, and the Windows Store will open automatically once the process is complete.

Step 4: Wait for the Process to Complete

The wsreset.exe tool will take a few moments to reset the Windows Store cache. Be patient and allow the process to finish. You may see the command prompt window disappear, and the Windows Store will open automatically once the cache has been successfully cleared.

Step 5: Check for Updates

After the cache is cleared, it's a good idea to check for updates for your Windows Store apps. Open the Windows Store and click on your profile picture in the top right corner. Select "Downloads and updates" and then click "Get updates" to ensure that all your apps are up to date.


Clearing the Windows Store cache with wsreset.exe is a straightforward and effective solution to troubleshoot issues with app installations and updates. By following these simple steps, you can keep your Windows Store running smoothly and ensure a seamless experience when using and updating your favorite applications. If you encounter persistent issues, consider exploring additional troubleshooting steps or seeking help from Microsoft support resources.

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Posted: 2023-12-20
By: dwirch
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