How to Fix Microsoft Store Error Code 080073DOD in Windows 10 and 11

The Microsoft Store is the place to download and install UMP apps on Windows 10 and 11. However, like any other app, it is not free from problems. Many users have reported encountering error 080073DOD while downloading apps through the Microsoft Store.

There is no specific reason behind the Microsoft Store error 080073DOD, but the problem mainly seems to occur due to corrupted files. If you also want to resolve this error message, consider trying the fixes below.

What is Microsoft Store error code 080073DOD?

Microsoft Store error code 080073DOD is a common Microsoft Store error when downloading apps. Luckily, you can fix it quickly with simple fixes like any other Windows error. But before that, here are some common reasons that can trigger the problem.

  1. The 080073DOD error message will appear if you transfer the built-in apps from their default location.
  2. Another main reason behind the problem in the question is corrupted system files.
  3. Windows firewall settings can interfere with the connection between Microsoft Store and the server to cause the issue.

Below are some effective solutions to resolve error 080073DOD message when downloading apps from Microsoft Store.

1. Run Windows Store App Troubleshooter

The Windows Store app troubleshooter is one of the best ways to fix most Microsoft Store issues. You can run the Windows Store app troubleshooter by following the steps below.

  1. Open the Settings app on your system by pressing Windows + I hotkey.
  2. Under the System tab, select the Troubleshoot option.
  3. Click on Other convenience stores.
  4. Click on the Course option present next to Windows Store apps.
    Window pointing to Run present next to Windows Store app

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It will launch the Troubleshoot window and look for the problem. Then follow the on-screen instructions to apply any potential fixes.

2. Change the application installation drive

The error message may appear if there is a problem in the destination where new apps are saved. You will need to change the destination folder to fix the issue. To do this, follow the steps below.

  1. Open the Settings window and navigate to System > Storage.
  2. Click on Advanced storage settings present under the Storage management section.
  3. Choose Where new content is saved from the context menu.
    Window pointing to Where new content is saved under Advanced storage settings
  4. Click on the drop-down icon present below New applications will be saved inand choose a new location.
    Window pointing to a different storage location

Now restart your system and check if the issue is resolved or not.

3. Temporarily Disable Windows Firewall

Windows Firewall can interfere with the connection between the Microsoft Store and its servers and cause different issues including the one in the question. You will need to temporarily disable Windows Firewall to resolve the issue. Follow these steps.

  1. Open the Start menu, type Windows Security and press the enter key.
  2. Click on Firewall and network protection present on the left panel of the screen.
  3. Click Private Network.
  4. Disable it Microsoft Defender Firewall option.
    Window pointing to toggle present under Microsoft Defender Firewall
  5. Click on Yes on the User Account Control prompt that appears.

You have successfully disabled Windows Firewall. Check if this solves the problem. If not, enable the firewall by following the steps above again.

4. Clear Microsoft Store cache files

Clearing Microsoft Store cache is an effective solution you can try in this situation.

  1. Open the Run dialog box by pressing Windows+R shortcut key.
  2. Type wsreset.exe and click on the OK option.

A new window will appear and clear the Windows Store cache. Once the process is complete, Microsoft Store will open automatically. Try downloading any app and check if you still encounter the same error message.

5. Repair the Microsoft Store

Windows comes with a built-in Microsoft Store repair option. You can use it to resolve any error related to Microsoft Store. Here’s how to fix the Microsoft Store.

  1. Open the Settings and click on apps from the left panel of the screen.
  2. Choose Apps and Features.
  3. Locate Microsoft Store and click on the three dots present next to it.
  4. Choose Advanced options from the context menu.
  5. Click on Repair under the Reset option.
    Window pointing to Windows Store repair option

The repair process will take about 2-3 minutes. Once done, restart your system and check if you are still encountering the error message.

6. Run System File Checker

The error message may occur due to corrupt system files. And the best way to get rid of these files is to run an SFC (System File Checker) scan. It repairs corrupt system files on the system. Here’s how to perform an SFC scan.

  1. Open the command prompt in administrator mode.
  2. Type sfc/scannow and press the enter key.

Wait for the process to complete. Once done, restart your system and check for the problem.

7. Troubleshoot with a Clean Boot

The next thing you can try is to perform a clean boot followed by a new app download. In Clean Boot State, Windows starts with a minimal set of drivers and startup applications.

  1. Open the Run dialog box, type msconfigand click OK.
  2. Go to Services tongue.
  3. Check mark Hide all Microsoft services.
    service panel in system configuration
  4. Click Disable All.
  5. Go to start tongue.
  6. Click Open Task Manager.
  7. Right click on each startup item and choose Disable from the context menu.
  8. Close Task Manager.
  9. Click OK present under the Startup tab.

Now restart your computer to perform a clean boot.

8. Reinstall Windows Store via PowerShell

If none of the steps helped, you can try reinstalling Microsoft Store. It’s simple to remove Microsoft Store and then reinstall it using PowerShell. You can do this by following the steps below.

  1. Right-click on the Windows icon in the taskbar and choose Windows terminal (administrator)– one of many ways to open the terminal in Windows.
  2. Click on Yes in the User Account Control window that appears.
  3. In the Terminal tab of Windows PowerShell, enter the following command and press the Enter key.
    Get-AppxPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage&nbs
  4. Restart your system after the uninstallation process is complete.
  5. Open PowerShell again with admin rights, type the below command and press Enter key to reinstall Microsoft Store.
    Get-AppXPackage *WindowsStore* -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml"}

Command to reinstall Windows Store written on Windows Terminal

Easily download apps from the Microsoft Store

We hope the above solutions were helpful in resolving Microsoft Store error 080073DOD. But in the worst case, if you are still struggling with the problem, you can consider resetting Windows 11/10. Once you get rid of the error message, you can continue downloading your favorite apps from the Microsoft Store.



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