Download AppX installation file for Windows Store App

How to Download AppX Installation File for redistribution.

If you want to download a AppX Installation file from Windows store, you have to inspect en debug the HTTP traffic between your Windows Store client and the Microsoft Store servers.

Download Fiddler and  Fiddler add-on “Windows 8 AppContainer Loopback Utility”.

Download Fiddler and install

download fiddler  install 1 install 2
Download “Windows 8 AppContainer Loopback Utility” url: http://www.telerik.com/fiddler/add-ons

windows 8 appcontainer loopback utility
Start add-on “Windows 8 AppContainer Loopback Utility”.

start fiddler and select no start appcontainer loopback exemption utility
Select only the “Store” in list and “Save Changes”.

select store and save changes

Start Fiddler and clear the current log: Edit – Remove – All Sessions.

fiddler remove current sessions

Open Windows Store and find and run the installation of the application whitch you want to Download the AppX Installation File.

windows store find application

Switch to Fiddler application and find appx url. Go to “Find”.

search fiddler

Copy the first yellow row with Result 200. Richt click and select Copy – Just Url

fiddler find appx url

Open the url in a Browser and save it as .zip extention. Change it after download to .appx.

fiddler copy the right url

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