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download Windows Store apps with PowerShell over

kaiwalter profile image Kai Walter ・1 min read

Especially in enterprise environments installing apps from Windows Store is turned off. One workaround is web site - courtesy of @rgadguard & mkuba50 - which can be used to download files related to a particular store app.

How to find a product URL

  • go into store (probably on a machine where store is not locked)
  • search for app
  • click Share
  • Copy Link
  • paste into input field right of URL Link

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I created this script where I can use the product URL obtained above and download a set of related files for a local install:

$apiUrl = ""

$productUrl = "" # To Do
#$productUrl = "" # Whiteboard
#$productUrl = "" # Wireless Display Adapter

$downloadFolder = Join-Path $env:TEMP "StoreDownloads"
if(!(Test-Path $downloadFolder -PathType Container)) {
    New-Item $downloadFolder -ItemType Directory -Force

$body = @{
    type = 'url'
    url  = $productUrl
    ring = 'RP'
    lang = 'en-US'

$raw = Invoke-RestMethod -Method Post -Uri $apiUrl -ContentType 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded' -Body $body

$raw | Select-String '<tr style.*<a href=\"(?<url>.*)"\s.*>(?<text>.*)<\/a>' -AllMatches
| % { $_.Matches }
| % { 
    $url = $_.Groups[1].Value
    $text = $_.Groups[2].Value

    if($text -match "_(x64|neutral).*appx(|bundle)$") {
        Write-Host $text $url
        $downloadFile = Join-Path $downloadFolder $text
        Invoke-WebRequest -Uri $url -OutFile $downloadFile

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