The Microsoft Store is a worthwhile application used by Windows users to download millions of approved applications. But sometimes, this user-friendly application throws errors and prevents users from using its functionality. As we said, a few users recently pointed out that when they try to download and update an app, they end up with an Error Code 0xC002001B and abruptly stop the process.

The issue may seem simple, but it can get complicated if you do not fix it quickly. There can be several reasons for the same issue, such as corrupted system files, mounted cache files and many more. If you are struggling with the same error, you can go through the end of this article to get all possible solutions. Let’s have a look.

Fix 1: Reset Windows Store Cache

The first attempt to fix Error Code 0xC002001B is to reset the Windows Store cache. Sometimes the mounted cache files prevent the new date from being downloaded from the Store, resulting in a similar error. To do so,

  • Firstly, press Windows + R altogether to open the RUN dialog box, type wsreset.exe and press OK.
  • Then wait until the black screen disappears from your screen automatically. This time your Microsoft will get restarted. 
  • Once done, relaunch the Store and try again to download/update the app. 

Fix 2: Reset Microsoft Store

Sometimes simply resetting the Microsoft Store will help you to resolve the Error Code 0xC002001B quickly. To do so,

  • Firstly, open the Settings menu on your screen and click on the Apps option.
  • Inside the new screen, scroll down and select the Microsoft Store app.
  • Then select the Advanced options, click on the Repair button under the Reset section and click on the Reset option.
  • Finally, restart the system and try again to download/update any app from Windows Store.

Fix 3: Run SFC Scan

As we mentioned in the introductory section, corrupted system files may be a cause of Microsoft Store Error Code 0xC002001B. The most effective solution here is to run the Windows built-in SFC tool to repair those damaged files. To do so,  

  • Firstly, type “cmd” in your search box and launch the Command Prompt window with admin privilege.
  • Inside the new screen, type the following command and press Enter to repair damaged system files quickly,

Sfc /scannowsfc/ scannow

  • Once done, type the flowing command and press Enter to restore early repaired system files quickly, 

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

 Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

 Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

  • Finally, restart the system and try again to download/update any app from Store.

Fix 4: Run Windows Store Troubleshooter

In most cases running the Windows Store troubleshooter will help you to resolve the Microsoft Store Error Code 0xC002001B automatically. To do so,

  • Firstly, open the Settings menu and click on the Update & Security section.
  • Then click on the Troubleshoot and select the Additional troubleshooters option from the right side.
  • Now scroll down and select the Windows Store Apps and click on the Run the troubleshooter button.
  • Finally, restart the system and retry to download/update the app.

Fix 5: Install Update KB5015020 Manually

If you received Error Code 0xC002001B while trying to download/update any app from Microsoft Store, in this case, you need to install Update KB5015020 manually from the Microsoft Catalog page to resolve the same issue. To do so,

  • Firstly, go to the Microsoft Catalog page and type the Update KB5015020 in the search box.
  • Then download the file compatible with your system and install it. 
  • Finally, restart the system and try again to download any app from the Store. 

Fix 6: Reinstall Microsoft Store Using PowerShell

Another solution to resolve Error Code 0xC002001B in your Microsoft Store is to reinstall the app using PowerShell. To do so,

  • Firstly type “PowerShell” in your search box and open the first result from the search.
  • Inside the new screen, type or paste the following command and press Enter to reinstall the app, Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.WindowsStore | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml”}
  • Finally, restart the system and try again to download any app from the Store.

Fix 7: Reset Internet Connection 

If none of the above solutions does help you, then you need to reset internet connection. To do so, 

  • Firstly, type “cmd” in your search box and launch the Command Prompt window with admin privilege.
  • Inside the new screen, type the following command and press Enter to reset the internet connection.  cmd

ipconfig /flushdns

 ipconfig /registerdns

 ipconfig /release

 ipconfig /renew

 netsh winsock reset

  • Finally, restart the system and retry to download/update any app from the Store.

These are all about the Microsoft Store Error Code 0xC002001B on Windows PC and its solutions. If you have any queries or concerns regarding this article, you can leave a comment in the comment box below.