Minecraft has been around for more than a decade now. The sandbox game has given us countless memories. As of now, Minecraft is the best-selling video game of all time.
However, here we are, to fix an issue that we might face using Minecraft on Windows. It is worth noting that Microsoft is the owner of both Windows and Minecraft.
So, without further delay let’s get right into fixing the “Minecraft launcher is currently not available in your account” error.
- Signing out and Signing in
- Checking the Date, Time-Zone, and Region on the device
- Windows Store Troubleshooter
- Clear Windows Store cache
- Look for pending Windows update
- Downgrading to an older version of Minecraft Launcher
- Reset Microsoft Store app
How to Fix the “Minecraft launcher is currently not available in your account” error?
We will discuss 7 different ways and possible causes of this issue down below.
So here are the 7 methods using which you can fix the “Minecraft launcher is currently not available in your account” error.
1. Signing out and Signing in
The easiest way to fix this issue can be simply signing out and then signing in to your Microsoft account. The Microsoft account might face some issues syncing and might have cache issues. You can fix this by logging out and logging in again to your Microsoft account.
Log out from Microsoft Store
- Open Microsoft Store on your device
- Click on your Profile icon
- Choose the account that is in use
- Click on the Sign out option
Log in to Microsoft Store
- After logging out, click on the Profile icon on your device
- Select the Sign-in option
- Enter the username and password to log in to your account
Make sure that the same account is used on both the Xbox app and the Microsoft Store in order to successfully launch the game. Hence, it should be made sure that the Microsoft Store and Xbox app are logged in with the same account.
One more important thing to check is whether the account has access to the Minecraft game or not.
Hopefully, this will resolve the issue. However, if the error pops up again try other methods down below.
2. Checking the Date, Time-Zone, and Region on the device
Wrong date, time, time zone, and region might cause this issue. So, to resolve the issue, check these things before you try to run the Minecraft launcher.
How to Check the Date, Time, and the Time zone?
You must check that the date, time, and time zone on your device are accurate as per your location and the actual time.
- To do this, head to Settings > Time and language > Date and Time.
- Confirm that the time is automatically set and the time zone is automatically set as well, if not toggle them on.
- After that, Sync the time by clicking on Sync.
3. Windows Store Troubleshooter
If the problem doesn’t resolve after doing the first fixes, you might need to run your Windows Store Troubleshooter. Windows has provided a tool for fixing some of the issues a user might face, called the Windows Store Troubleshooter.
For the Troubleshooting:
- Open Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot.
- After that, you’ve to Click on Additional troubleshooters.
- After that, Scroll down and select the Windows Store Apps.
- Then, select “Run the troubleshooter”.
Once it is done, restart your device and then reinstall Minecraft from the Windows Store. Hopefully, once you are done with this, it will resolve your issue.
4. Clear Windows Store cache
If the problem persists after performing the three above-mentioned methods, you might need to clear your Windows Store cache. Clearing the Windows Store cache can potentially resolve the problem.
To clear your Windows Store cache, you’ve to:
- Use the WSReset Command
- Search for the WSReset
- Alternatively, run the WSReset command from the run command
- After that, a command prompt window will pop up and start executing the WSReset.exe command automatically
- After execution, the Windows Store will automatically open
Once the store is launched, you can try installing the game once again, and hopefully, the game will install just fine.
5. Check pending Windows update
The error might also pop up because of a pending windows update on your device. It’s advisable to keep the system up to date. If not, compatibility issues might arrive because of an outdated operating system.
To check for updates follow the steps
- Open Settings > Update and Security
- Now click on Check for updates options
- After that windows will check for updates
If there’s a pending update, after completion of the update, restart your device and try reinstalling Minecraft. Hopefully, this will resolve the issue.
6. Downgrade Minecraft Launcher to an Older Version
Some users have reported that the Minecraft launcher on the Windows 10 and 11 have bugs that are cause this problem. If this is the case, installing an older version of the Minecraft launcher can potentially resolve the issue.
To download the older version of the Minecraft launcher, you’ve to follow the steps given below:
- Head to the official page of Minecraft to download the launcher.
- Avoid clicking on the Download for Windows 11/10 option, instead, scroll down and select the Download for Windows 7/8 option
- After this, the Minecraft Installer will start downloading for older versions of Windows. As Windows is backward compatible, the older version of the Minecraft launcher will work just fine
- After the downloading of the installer is completed, open it and install the game by following the instructions displayed on the screen.
You might get a pop-up notifying you that the present version of your Minecraft launcher is old, and there’s a new and improved launcher available. Simply click cancel and keep using your older launcher to run Minecraft on your device.
7. Reset Microsoft Store app
If all the above issues don’t work in your favour, you can try Resetting the Microsoft Store app on your device. It will clear all the saved data and the cache of the app.
To reset the Microsoft app you’ve to:
- Open the Settings on your device and then go to Apps
- After that, select the Apps & features option, look for the Microsoft Store app and click on it
- After that, click on Advanced options
- Then, scroll down and click the Reset button
- Then click on the Reset option on the confirmation box
After this, the Microsoft Store app will be reset. Once you are done, open the Microsoft Store app again and see whether the game installs or not. Hopefully, this will resolve the issue.
Hopefully, using these above-mentioned seven methods, you fixed the “Minecraft launcher is currently not available in your account” error on your device.