The new Minecraft Launcher lets players launch three Minecraft games – Minecraft, Minecraft Java Edition, and Minecraft Dungeons. If you own more than one of the above Minecraft games, we recommend you install the launcher. But, although it makes accessing easier, Minecraft’s Launcher for Windows 10/11 is also known for its instability, download, and installation issues. We are going to be addressing the ‘Unable to update the Native Launcher’ error in this article.
The update error is, unfortunately, not the only error users have come across while trying to set up the Minecraft Launcher. According to reports, the launcher refuses to download or install throwing multiple errors. Users who were able to download the launcher (fortunately!) have reported facing crashes while launching the game. Because of the mess, some users choose to use the old Minecraft launcher for Windows 7/8 (more stable). Anyway, let’s discuss how we can solve the ‘Unable to update Native launcher’ error while trying to update the new Minecraft Launcher on Microsoft Store.
Microsoft Store Minecraft Launcher Error ‘Unable to update Native launcher’: Fixes & Workarounds
Try the following fixes/workarounds:
Firstly, open the Settings app on your Windows PC. Next, navigate to Apps > Apps & features. Now, in the app list, locate Minecraft Launcher, click on it, and select Advanced options. Under the Reset section, locate the Reset button and click on it. This will reset the app. Once you see a green tick beside Reset, go ahead and start the launcher app. It will now update and you will see the updated version once completed.
If the above doesn’t work, you will need to reinstall the app. Firstly, open the Settings app on your Windows PC. This workaround has two steps. Firstly, check the location where the launcher app is installed. Follow these steps accordingly:-
1) If Minecraft Launcher is installed in your D-drive or any drive other than C
Open Settings and navigate to Apps > Apps & features. Now, in the app list, locate the launcher, click on it, and then select Uninstall. Once uninstalled, restart your PC. Now, open the Settings app again and then navigate to System > Storage and select the Change where new content is saved option. In the New apps will save to: dropdown menu, select Local Disk (C:). Now, open Microsoft Store and search for the launcher app in the search bar. Click on Install and let the installation complete.
2) If Minecraft Launcher is already installed in your C-drive
Open Settings and navigate to Apps > Apps & features. Now, in the app list, locate the launcher, click on it, and then select Uninstall. Once uninstalled, restart your PC. Now, open Microsoft Store and search for the launcher app in the search bar. Click on Install and let the installation complete.
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