Microsoft Store does not display purchased apps and games

Microsoft Store is a platform from where you can install apps and games on your Windows 11/10 computer. Like Google Play Store, Microsoft Store also offers paid and free apps and games. You can access all your installed apps and games in the Microsoft Store library. But some users found purchased games missing from Microsoft Store library. In this article, we will discuss what you should do if Microsoft Store does not display purchased apps and games in the library.

Microsoft Store does not display purchased apps and games

If Microsoft Store is not showing purchased apps and games, the following solutions may help you fix the problem.

  1. Run the Windows Store App Troubleshooter
  2. Delete files in LocalCache folder
  3. Reset Microsoft Store
  4. Uninstall and reinstall Store via Windows PowerShell

Let’s see all these solutions in detail.

1]Run Windows Store App Troubleshooter

Since the issue occurs with Microsoft Store apps, the Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter can fix it. You can find this troubleshooter in Windows 11/10 settings.

The following steps will help you run Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter on Windows 11:

Run the Windows Store App Troubleshooter

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Go to “System > Troubleshooting > Other Troubleshooters.”
  3. Scroll down and locate Windows Store apps.
  4. Click on Course.

In Windows 10, open the Settings app and go to “Update and recovery > Troubleshooting > Additional troubleshooters.” Scroll down and select Windows Store apps. Click on the Run the troubleshooter button.

2]Delete files in LocalCache folder

Sometimes the problem appears due to corrupted application cache. Deleting the LocalCache files may resolve the issue. Follow the steps below to delete LocalCache files:

Delete LocalCache Files

  1. hurry Win + R keys to start the Course Control box.
  2. Type %user profile% in the Run command box and click OK. This command will open your user profile folder in File Explorer.
  3. Open the Application data case. If you can’t find the AppData folder there, it’s hidden. In this case, you need to show hidden files and folders.
  4. Now open the Local folder, then open the Packages case.
  5. Scroll down and locate Microsoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe case. Once you find it, open it.
  6. In this folder you will find the LocalCache case. Open it and delete all the files in it.
  7. Restart your computer.

Now open the Microsoft Store app library and see if the issue still occurs. If so, try the next solution.

3]Reset Microsoft Store

If deleting files in the LocalCache folder didn’t work, you have a problem elsewhere. Now try another solution which is to reset Microsoft Store. When it comes to resetting the Microsoft Store, you have two choices:

  • Reset Microsoft Store via Windows 11/10 Settings
  • Reset Microsoft Store via Command Prompt

Those who are not tech-savvy can easily reset Microsoft Store from Windows 11/10 settings. What you need to do is open Windows 11/10 Settings app and go to “Apps > Apps and features.” Now search for the Microsoft Store app and click on the Reset button.

Another way to reset Microsoft Store is to run the wsreset.exe command in an elevated command prompt: just open the command prompt as an administrator and type the wsreset.exe command and press Enter.

Note that resetting the Microsoft Store will also delete your sign-in information. Therefore, you need to log in to the Store again after resetting it.

Read: How to remove notification of purchase a few minutes ago from Microsoft Store

4]Uninstall and reinstall Microsoft Store via Windows PowerShell

If none of the solutions above solve your problem, uninstalling and reinstalling the Microsoft Store may help. The process of uninstalling and reinstalling Microsoft Store is explained below:

Click on the search window and type WindowsPowerShell. Right click on Windows PowerShell and select Execute as administrator. Click on Yes in the UAC prompt.

Copy the following command and paste it into Windows PowerShell. hurry Enter.

Get-AppxPackage -allusers *WindowsStore* | Remove-AppxPackage

After running the above command, copy the following command and paste it into Windows PowerShell. After this blow Enter.

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

After executing the above command, restart your computer. This should solve the problem.

Why aren’t my games appearing on the Microsoft Store?

The most common cause of this problem is corrupt Microsoft Store files. The easiest way to fix this problem is to reset Microsoft Store. If that doesn’t work, uninstalling and reinstalling Microsoft Store will fix the problem.

How do I see the games I owned on the Microsoft Store?

All apps and games that you install on your system from the Microsoft Store are available in the Microsoft Store Library. Open Microsoft Store and go to Library. You will find all the games you have there.

I hope this helps you.

Read more: Windows Store cache may be damaged.

Microsoft Store does not display purchased apps and games

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