If you’re unsure why you would need to clear the Windows Store Cache in Windows 10, you should know it can help you fix various problems.
If Windows Store fails to load, if it crashes often, if it opens and then closes right away, if it doesn’t update, or if you cannot install apps from Windows Store, one of the possible solutions is to clear the Windows Store Cache.
Windows caches downloads performed through Windows Store – this means they will obviously take some storage space, and there’s a chance they might cause issues if downloads are interrupted or stopped.
How to clear the Windows Store cache in Windows 10
If you’re not a technically skilled person, this might seem like a difficult thing to do, but it’s exactly the opposite.
To clear the Windows Store cache in Windows 10, you will be using a built-in tool called WSReset. What you need to do is to close the Windows Store app and run WSReset in the command prompt window.
So, make sure Windows Store is closed, then open the Command Prompt (via right-click on the Start button) and type WSReset in the command prompt window.
It will take a few minutes to finish and you shouldn’t close the command prompt window while you wait. When the cache is cleared, Windows Store will launch automatically.
Hopefully, your issue is now fixed, and you can go ahead and use the Windows Store as usual. Be aware this command doesn’t change any of your custom Windows Store settings, nor does it remove any of the Store apps you have installed.