Fix Store Apps Missing after Windows 10 fall creators Update 1709

Microsoft Recently Roll out the Fall Creators update for everyone with number of new features, Security improvements and bug fixes. Over all the upgrade process is smoother with less errors. But some users experience an unusual issue with App icons on the Start screen. Windows 10 Store Apps missing from the start menu or the missing apps are no longer pinned in the win 10 Start Menu. And the Start menu Pinned apps appearing with a “download” arrow icon After Upgrade to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update V1709.

Also Microsoft employee “Jestoni Mac” has acknowledged this issue in a Microsoft Community forum post: Missing apps after installing Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

After installing the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, some apps are missing from the Start Menu on some devices. The missing apps are no longer pinned in the Start Menu, nor are they in the list of apps. If I search for the app, Cortana is not able to find it and instead points me to the Store to install it. But the Store says that the app is already installed.

Fix Store Apps Missing on Windows 10

If you look for the Reason behind this issue There may be update Bug which causing the issue. Or some times Corrupted system file, store app files may also Cause this issue. Here some Applicable Solutions to fix Store Apps Missing after Windows 10 fall creators Update 1709.

Repair or Reset the missing apps

If you notice any specific App causing problem, such as for ex : microsoft Edge browser not opening, Showing Download arrow on start menu pinned items, not appearing in Start menu / Cortana search results. Then Repair or Reset The missing App is found helpful fix.

Press Win + I to Open Settings Then Select Apps. Next on Apps & features tab, find the name of the missing app. Click the app and select Advanced options. You will found The Repair and Reset option. First Try to repair the App while may fix the errors, And Restart windows to take effect the changes.

Or You can Click on Reset button to reset The App to its default settings. Note : though you might lose any app data that was saved. Once the repair or reset is completed, the app should again appear in the app list and can be pinned to the Start Menu. Do the Same with other effected Apps which may resolved the issue.

Repair or Reset Microsoft Edge browser
Repair or Reset Microsoft Edge browser

Reinstall the missing apps

If after perform Repair or Reset option still having the same issue then try to reinstall the missing app by fallowing bellow.

Open Settings then select Apps. Now on The Apps & features tab, find the name of the missing app.  Click the app and select Uninstall.

Uninstall Apps on windows 10
Uninstall Apps on windows 10

Now Open Windows Store and then reinstall the missing app.  Once installed, the app should appear in the app list, and can be pinned to the Start Menu.

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Re-register the missing apps using PowerShell

If you have a lots of missing apps, Then Re-register the missing Apps to restore all of them at once using the following PowerShell commands.

For this first need to run PowShell As administrator. To do this press Win + X and select Powershell ( Admin ) option. Now in the powershell window copy / past bellow command and hit enter to execute the same.

get-appxpackage -packagetype main |? {-not ($bundlefamilies -contains $_.packagefamilyname)} |% {add-appxpackage -register -disabledevelopmentmode ($_.installlocation + "\appxmanifest.xml")}

If you get any Red line while execute the command ignore them and wait completely execute the command after that Restart windows check All apps working as before.

Suggested By Microsoft engineer

If Above command failed to fix the problem Here execute the fallowing commands one by one suggested by Microsoft team.

On Administrator Powershell window copy / paste bellow commands one by one.

reg delete “HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\TileDataModel\Migration\TileStore” /va /f
get-appxpackage -packageType bundle |% {add-appxpackage -register -disabledevelopmentmode ($_.installlocation + "\appxmetadata\appxbundlemanifest.xml")}
$bundlefamilies = (get-appxpackage -packagetype Bundle).packagefamilyname
get-appxpackage -packagetype main |? {-not ($bundlefamilies -contains $_.packagefamilyname)} |% {add-appxpackage -register -disabledevelopmentmode ($_.installlocation + "\appxmanifest.xml")}

Once the PowerShell commands are completed, Restart windows. The apps should appear in the app list, and can be pinned to the Start Menu.

Go back to your previous version of Windows

If none of these troubleshooting steps restore your missing apps, you may be able to go back to the previous version of Windows.

To go back to the previous version of Windows, go to Settings > Update & security > Recovery > Go back to your previous version of Windows.   (This option will not appear if more than 10 days have elapsed since you installed the Fall Creators Update, or if other conditions apply that prevent this option.)

Go back to the previous version of windows 10
Go back to the previous version of windows 10

Reset Windows to Default Setup

Finally, if none of these options resolve your problem, as a last option you can Reset your PC.  Resetting the PC will remove all apps and drivers you may have installed and any changes you made to settings.  After the reset is completed, you will need to go to the Store and reinstall all your Store apps, and possibly reinstall your non-Store apps as well.

To Reset your PC, go to Settings > Update & security > Reset this PC > Get started and choose an option.  (We recommend choosing the Keep my files option to keep your personal files.)

Thats All, Above are some applicable solutions to fix Store Apps Missing, Not working properly etc after Windows 10 fall creators Update 1709. I hope apply above steps fix your problem. Still have any query, suggestion or face any difficulty while apply above steps feel free to discuss on comments bellow. Also Read Digital Signature For This File Couldn’t Be Verified error code 0xc0000428.