Rebuild corrupt Windows 10 App Cache

Posted: June 22, 2015 in Information, Windows 10, Windows8
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During the process of numerous upgrades of the OS during the Windows 10 technical preview, I’ve found quite often that my Windows Apps often stop working properly, or display as non functioning icons showing the meaningless name of the app instead of the proper app tile.

Two quick things to try to resolve:

  1. From an elevated command prompt run “wsreset”
    1. This will trigger a “Windows Store Reset” and may or may not resolve any initial problem you have opening the Store App
  2. From an elevated Powershell prompt, run the following
Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

This should re-register all the apps that appear in your app cache.

There are still many other potential issues you might encounter such as proxy servers blocking access or corrupt apps, but it’s a relatively easy starting point.

Comments
  1. Reblogged this on Confessions of a Config Manager Engineer and commented:
    Great post, abd I like Windows 10❤

    Once we've upgraded our Config Manager site to R2 SP1/SP2, we'll be looking at rolling this out.

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