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WSReset in Windows 10: What is it?

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There are numerous built-in applications and services in Windows. Some of them include services and apps that help you with communicating, buying apps, syncing across devices, improving windows, fixing problems, etc. There is also an application tool in your Windows where it helps you make your system safer and it is called WSReset.exe

This article will discuss WSReset because some of you may not be familiar with it.

Let’s get you into it and learn important details about WSReset.

What is WSReset And What Does it Do?

WSReset is a legitimate troubleshooting tool that helps you clear and reset your cache, it enables you to diagnose problems without deleting existing apps and adjusting account settings. This tool also helps bypass third-party Antivirus protection without the host detecting it.

It assists you in operating your system and gives you useful tools at the same time so that you can fully use your device under your control.

It is available on Windows 10 and is located in C:\Windows\System32.

The WSReset description says, “This tool resets the Windows Store without changing account settings or deleting installed apps”. 

How to run WSReset in Windows 10 When Deleting Cache?

Windows Store cache increases because of the continuous high volume of unread cache from any process or driver, resulting in the consumption of the physical RAM. If the physical RAM is consumed, it cannot accommodate other functions anymore. Aside from that, you will encounter more problems if the Windows Store cache remains unchecked. 

There are two ways on how to delete the Windows Store cache, through the setting and WSReset.exe.

But in this article, we will use WSReset.exe to delete the cache using WSReset.exe. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Type WSReset.exe in the windows search box, right-click on the icon then choose Run as administrator.
  2. The common prompt windows will show up and perform the command.
  3. After that, Windows Store will open.

What If WSReset Is Not Working?

Some Windows users experience this whenever this issue happens. The apps in Windows Store suddenly close when you open them. In this part, we’ll try to help you solve this problem. These steps are easy.

Run System File Checker to Bring Back WSReset.exe File

  1. Click on the Start button on the lower left side of your computer.
  2. Type cmd in the search box but do not press enter.
  3. Instead, press and hold CTRL+Shift while pressing Enter.
  4. You will see a dialog box after that. Type Yes inside the box.
  5. Then, you should be facing a black screen with a blinking cursor.
  6. Type sfc/scannow in the black screen, then press Enter.
  7. After a moment, sfc will begin the scanning process for WSReset.exe and issues with other files.
  8. Read and follow the commands on the screen to finish the process. 

If this method doesn’t work for you, you can try the following.

Re-register Windows Store App

When you receive a message like this “Windows cannot find ‘ms-windows-store:PurgeCaches’ ” you must re-register your Windows Store app. Follow these simple steps.

  1. Type Windows PowerShell in the Windows search box. Then, click Run as administrator.
  2. Type this: powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml on the command line and press enter.
  3. Try using WSReset and see if it’s working fine.

Perform Windows Update

  1. Click the Windows start button.
  2. Type Update in the search box then hit Enter key.
  3. Click Check for updates in the dialog box.
  4. Click Install updates if there are available updates.
  5. After the process, restart your computer.

Determine Whether WSReset.exe is Safe or a Virus

You might have an idea what WSReset.exe or maybe you don’t. Some users like you aren’t sure if it is safe to use for your device or if it is a virus that could cause problems and issues in your PC. We understand that you are being careful in utilizing tools to increase the performance of your PC.

 While some hackers can copy software and make it look real, here are the things you have to put in mind in determining whether WSReset.exe is a virus or not.

1. Inspecting file location

Keep in mind that malicious software can overwrite the real WSReset.exe. If the file is not in the System32 directory, in all probability, it’s malware.

2. Look for increased resource usage

There is one way most viruses do in attempting to damage your PC is by increasing RAM usage, CPU usage, and disk usage. To know whether this is happening, try to open your Task Manager.

3. Check the file size

WSReset.exe doesn’t take much of file size. It’s not even larger than 100 KB. If it takes more than that, you must be doubtful about it, go and check the file before it ruins your computer’s system.

If you’re still skeptical about WSReset.exe file, feel free to scan your computer using your built-in Windows Defender or third-party Antivirus.

Any thoughts about WSReset?

After reading this article, we assume that you will know what to do the next time you experience this kind of problem. At this moment, you already know to reset and clear your Windows Store cache. 

Installation of applications and encountering errors are frustrating when installing and updating an application on your system. 

It is common for Windows Store to encounter a problem but there are issues that we do not know how to solve. The Windows Store has so many excellent applications. Fortunately, WSReset is there to help you fix your computer when you have problems with it.

We hope that we provided the necessary information about WSReset to help you in diagnosing your computer’s problem.

There are issues that your computer might experience and we are here to help you.

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