How To Fix Error Code: 0x80070005 On Windows Store | A Quick Guide

Are you continuously getting error code: 0x80070005 while trying to update any apps on the Windows Store? Whenever you encounter such an error you would not be able to update any apps on Windows Store.

The error usually comes with a message which indicates that permission or access is denied to update the app. There could be many reasons that may cause the error code to appear on your computer screen. However, we will discuss the solutions in the further section.

Workarounds for Error Code: 0x8007005 Windows Store

Microsoft has continuously been delivering updates for its apps on the Windows Store. But, if there is something wrong with the files or folders related to Windows Store, the system may show up Error code: 0x8007005.

Moreover, there could be other reasons that include the corrupted system files on the system, misconfigured Settings, etc. To resolve them, let’s go through the fixes that really work for users.

Fix #1: Allowing Users Full Control Over Package Folder

Allowing Users Full Control Over Package Folder

We have already mentioned in the above section that the error may appear due to a permission denial issue. Hence, through this method, we will enable full control over the Package folder to avoid the authentication issue. So, have a look at the steps below:

  • Press Windows+R to launch the Run window box and type “%LOCALAPPDATA%” in the box followed by pressing OK.
  • Right-click on the Package“ folder and choose “Properties” from the menu.
  • When the Properties window will prompt, switch over to the “Security” tab and make sure all the users have their full control.
  • If not, click on the “Advanced” button and then tap on “Select a principal”.
  • In the “User and Group” window, type the respective user name in the field below “Enter the object name to select”.
  • Click on “Check Names” and hit OK.
  • Lastly, check the “Full control” box and tap on “Apply” followed by the OK button.

The above-mentioned method would probably fix the permission issue that appears with the code: 0x80070005 in Windows Store.

Fix #2: Reset Windows Store to Remove the Cache

Reset Windows Store to Remove the Cache

Sometimes, the Windows Store can’t update the apps because of the presence of cache files in the directory folder. Fortunately, Windows comes with a built-in tool to reset the Windows Store, which we can use to reset the cache also. Now, follow the steps below to reset the Windows Store Cache using the tool.

  • Go to the Start menu and type “WSReset” in the box. Press Enter.
  • When the search result appears, right-click on the best match and choose “Run as administrator”.

The resetting process will be completed in a few moments and when it is done, restart the computer. This will reset the cache and probably solve the error code 0x80070005.

Fix #3: Re-Register the Windows Store App

Re-Register the Windows Store App

Re-registering the Windows Store App is another method to reset the Windows Store app. If the previous method of resetting the Windows Store to remove the cache does not work, you can apply this one.

  • In the Start menu, type “powershell” in the search box.
  • When the search result appears, right-click on the top item and choose “Run as administrator”
  • Type the following command and press Enter.

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + ‘AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

After executing the command, the system will re-register the Windows Store. Next, make sure to restart the computer and then try to update an app on the Windows Store to see if the problem persists.

Fix #4: Modify the Internet Connection Settings

Modify the Internet Connection Settings

Sometimes, the proxy server might cause issues with the Windows Store. To avoid code 0x80070005 due to misconfiguration in proxy settings, you need to disable the proxy connection. 

However, Windows Store uses Internet Explorer to establish the connection. So, we have to change the proxy settings of Internet Explorer. To do so, follow the steps mentioned in the below section.

  • Launch Internet Explorer and tap on “Tools”.
  • Choose “Internet Options” from the drop-down menu.
  • Go to the “Connection” tab and click on “LAN settings”.
  • Uncheck the box of “Use a proxy server for your LAN”.
  • Press the OK button to save the settings.

This method works for some users but if this does not work for you, follow the next one.

Fix #5: Run the Windows Troubleshooter

Run the Windows Troubleshooter

As the error code is directly related to the Windows Store update, running the default troubleshooter may sometimes fix the issue. Here, we have mentioned the steps by which you can run the troubleshooter.

  • Click on the Start menu icon and tap on “Settings”.
  • Go to “Update & Security” and then click on the “Troubleshoot” option.
  • Select “Windows Store Apps” to expand it and tap on “Run the troubleshooter”.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the troubleshooting process.

Fix #6: Run System File Checker

Run System File Checker

As mentioned in the above section, Error code: 0x80070005 may pop up on your Windows Store if there is any corrupted system files in the system. Hence, an SFC scan is performed in order to fix the corrupted system files. Have a look at the following steps to know how you can run an SFC scan.

  • From the Start menu, open Command Prompt in Administrative mode (right-click on the item and choose “Run as administrator”).
  • Type “sfc/scannow” and hit Enter.
  • The scanning will begin immediately and take a while to finish the process.

Now, restart your system and open the Windows Store to see if the updating problem is still there.

We hope, your updating issue with Windows Store app has already been fixed by one of the above-mentioned methods. If you ever encounter any issue with the Windows Store, make sure you fix that immediately to protect the system from further damage.

Maria Colombo
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