How to Remove the Microsoft Store Icon on the Taskbar in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to remove or hide the Microsoft Store icon from the taskbar in Windows 11. By default, Microsoft Store app icon is pinned to the taskbar for all users.

The store icon is on the taskbar because Microsoft really want you to use its store. Well, you don’t have to, so here’s how to unpin the Windows Store from your taskbar in Windows 11.

Others default icons that are added to the taskbar in Windows 11 can not easily removed simply by right-clicking and unpinning. For those you will have to use the Windows Settings app to hide these icons.

For the Microsoft Store app icon, you can not hide it using the Windows Settings app. For that, you can just right-click on the icon and select “Unpin from taskbar

Below is how to do that if you haven’t done it before.

How to hide the Microsoft Store icon from taskbar in Windows 11

As mentioned above, you can’t hide the Microsoft Store app icon from the taskbar in Windows 11. You can only remove it by unpinning.

Here’s how to do it.

While logged to your Windows desktop, right-click on the Store app icon on the Taskbar. Then select “Unpin from taskbar” as shown below.

windows 11 unpin store icon

Alternatively, you can also unpin the Store app icon from the Taskbar as well as Start menu. Click on the Start button, then right-click the Store app icon in the Start menu and select Unpin from taskbar and Unpin from Start as shown below.

windows store app unpin from start

That should do it!


This post showed you how to unpin the Microsoft Store app icon from the Taskbar and/or Start menu. If you find any error above or have somethin to add, please use the comment form below

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