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Learn how to fix error code 0x803FB005 when downloading the applications from the Microsoft Store. Our guide offers various solutions for this common issue, as well as data recovery methods in case of any loss.


I. How to fix Windows error code 0x803FB005?

Windows error code 0x803FB005 often occurs during app downloads from the Windows Store. This issue can stem from several factors, including store malfunctions, excessive third-party antivirus interference, delayed Microsoft patch updates, or corrupted system files. To troubleshoot this problem, you might want to explore the following strategies:
0x803FB005 error

1. Turn off antivirus software when downloading apps

To resolve issues with third-party antivirus software overprotecting or wrongly blocking applications, disable the antivirus before downloading the application to check if the problem is fixed.

2. Reset Microsoft Store

Microsoft Store (App Store) can also cause error code 0x803FB005 if there is a malfunction. We can fix some glitches by resetting the Microsoft Store. The specific operation steps are as follows:
Step 1: Right-click (Start), select (Apps and Features).
taskBar Right Click App And Features
Step 2: On the application and function interface, find (Microsoft Store) and click (Advanced Options) under (Microsoft Store).
app And Features Microsoft Store
Step 3: Tap the Reset button to delete the app’s data. Alternatively, use the repair function if you prefer not to erase data. Once done, restart your computer to see if the issue is resolved.
reset Microsoft Store

3. Run the Windows Store Troubleshooter

The Windows System Troubleshooting tool aids in the identification and rectification of problems. To tackle the current issue, execute the Windows Store Troubleshooter using the steps below:
Step 1: Run the computer, press the (Windows+I) key on the keyboard at the same time to open the setting interface. Then click into the (Update and Security) option.
settings Update And Security
Step 2: Select (Troubleshooting) and click (Additional troubleshooting).
Windows Update Addition Troubleshooters
Step 3: Locate and select Windows Store Apps, click Run the troubleshooter, follow the on-screen instructions for repairs, and restart the computer to verify if the issue is resolved.

4. Perform Windows Update

Microsoft will provide patches for some faults, and we need to update and install patches in time. The specific steps are as follows:
Step 1: Run the computer, find the (Windows Update Settings) option in the search box in the lower left corner and enter it.
find Windows Update In Search
Step 2: Navigate to the Windows Settings, select Windows Update from the left panel, and click on Check for Updates on the right. Follow the on-screen instructions to apply any available updates, and then restart your computer to verify if the problem has been resolved.
Windows Update Check

5. Run SFC and DISM commands

To address the 0x803FB005 error code potentially caused by system file corruption, utilize the built-in Windows utilities, SFC (System File Checker) and DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management), which automatically scan and repair system files.
Step 1: Search (cmd) in the search box in the lower left corner, right-click (Command Prompt) and select (Run as Administrator) to open the Command Prompt tool.
run cmd
Step 2: Launch the command prompt, type the command SFC /scannow and hit Enter. The System File Checker will begin scanning and repairing any corrupted system files. If SFC is unable to fix a file, proceed to the next step.
Enter the sfc command
Step 3: In the Command Prompt window, type Dism /Online /Cleanup-image /RestoreHealth and press Enter to repair corrupted system files. Once the command completes, execute SFC /scannow, then reboot your PC and attempt the Windows update again to see if the issue is resolved.
Enter the dism command
To resolve error code 0x803FB005, you may reset your computer or use the Windows Media Creation Tool to upgrade the system. Should you experience file loss after the repair or during regular computer use, employ the following methods to scan for and recover missing files.

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2. How to recover lost files with Renee Undeleter?

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Step 1: Download, install and run Renee Undeleter on a Windows computer, and select the (Fast Partition Scan) option on the main interface.
To ensure the highest chances of data recovery, it is crucial to avoid installing software on the disk that is in need of data retrieval. This precaution helps to prevent data overwriting. Additionally, after experiencing file loss, it is imperative to refrain from saving new data on the same disk partition as this may lead to further damage or potentially result in the total loss of the missing files.
how to recover photos from sd card select the function fast partition scan in renee undeleter
Step 2: Next, select the partition where the lost data is located and click on (Next).
scan disk with Renee Undeleter
Step 3: Select the (Quick Scan) option and click the (Next) button to scan.
Tips: The quick scan mode only scans the first 30GB of the remaining space of the selected disk. If the desired file is not found after scanning, you can use the deep scan mode to try to scan the hard disk partition again. It will take more time, but more data can be scanned.
fast scan lost data
Step 4: Wait for the scan to complete, you can double-click the file to preview, then check the file to be recovered, click the (Recover) button to restore the file to another disk.
preview before recovery