Fix: Windows 10 Store Icon Missing

Along with many new things, Microsoft added its very own app store in Windows 8, which continues its way into Windows 10, with its own very own problems, of course. Many user’s experienced the missing app store issue due to corruption of files during the upgrade from the earlier versions of Windows to Windows 10 in both the Start Menu and the Tiles Mode. The store icon, if not missing is usually not clickable. Before proceeding with the instructions in this guide, make sure that your Edge Browser is closed, the date and time on the system is correct in order for the store app to sync with Microsoft server’s correctly.

Repair Corrupt System Files

Download and run Restoro to scan for corrupt files from here, if files are found to be corrupt and missing repair them and then check if the icons are still missing, if they are proceed with the steps below.

Method 1: Re-register the Store App

Right click the start button located in the lower left corner and choose Command Prompt (Admin). Agree to the User Account Control Prompt asking for permission to allow the command prompt to run as administrator.

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In the command prompt, get the following command. Copy it, and right click in the black window to paste it.

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

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Close Command Prompt. And test to see if the store app re-appears and runs. Now check if the Store appears and works, if not then Click the Start button and type  powershell, right click PowerShell and choose Run As Administrator.

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In the Powershell Window, type the following command and hit enter.

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

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test now, and check if the app works, if not, proceed to Method 2.

Method 2: Run the BAT File to Register Store

Click here to download the BAT file. Save it, right click on it and choose Run As Administrator. Once done, check to see if the store now appears and opens, if not then proceed to Method 3.

Method 3: Refresh Windows Store Cache

Hold the Windows Key and Press R. In the run dialog that opens up, type wsreset.exe

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Kamil Anwar
Kamil is a certified MCITP, CCNA (W), CCNA (S) and a former British Computer Society Member with over 9 years of experience Configuring, Deploying and Managing Switches, Firewalls and Domain Controllers also an old-school still active on FreeNode.

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Fix: Windows 10 Store Icon Missing

If the issue is with your Computer or a Laptop you should try using Restoro which can scan the repositories and replace corrupt and missing files. This works in most cases, where the issue is originated due to a system corruption. You can download Restoro by clicking the Download button below.

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