Windows 8.1 - How to Clear the Cache of the Windows Store

September 2016

You are trying to install or update an app downloaded from the Windows Store, but it seems that the progress bar won't go beyond a certain point. Resetting the cache of the Windows Store can help to fix such issues. Windows 8.1 integrates a small utility allowing you to perform this task:

On the Startscreen, type: WSReset.exe. Right-click on WSReset.exe tool > Run as Administrator:


The Windows Store app will display a message indicating that the cache has been cleared:


All the traces of your activities (search, history...) performed on Windows Store will be deleted in the process.

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