[SOLVED] Where can I find music and songs I bought from Microsoft Store?

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Hello,
I bought some songs at the Microsoft Store years ago, back when the store still sold music (around 2015, I bought it with a Windows 8.1 machine). I couldn't find the Music section anymore in the store, nor can I find any features resembling "music store" in Groove Music app. I wonder if it's still possible to download the music I bought.
Currently I'm using an entirely different machine running Windows 11 but still logged in to the same Microsoft Account I bought the music years ago.

Or maybe all is lost and there's no way for me to download them?
 

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Use the Groove Music app on your Windows 10 PC to download your music. You'll need to log-in to the app with the same account you used to purchase the music.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/musicandvideo/forum/all/how-to-download-a-song-from-the-microsoft-store/0252d4c3-b340-43c3-9fee-9a051d78e817

there is a new media player, it might take over from Groove on win 11 - https://www.windowscentral.com/goodbye-groove-music-new-media-player-rolling-out-windows-11
I noticed I got it last week. its not very smart, its missing most of my music.
 

Colif

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Use the Groove Music app on your Windows 10 PC to download your music. You'll need to log-in to the app with the same account you used to purchase the music.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/musicandvideo/forum/all/how-to-download-a-song-from-the-microsoft-store/0252d4c3-b340-43c3-9fee-9a051d78e817

there is a new media player, it might take over from Groove on win 11 - https://www.windowscentral.com/goodbye-groove-music-new-media-player-rolling-out-windows-11
I noticed I got it last week. its not very smart, its missing most of my music.
 

Exploding PSU

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Use the Groove Music app on your Windows 10 PC to download your music. You'll need to log-in to the app with the same account you used to purchase the music.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/musicandvideo/forum/all/how-to-download-a-song-from-the-microsoft-store/0252d4c3-b340-43c3-9fee-9a051d78e817

there is a new media player, it might take over from Groove on win 11 - https://www.windowscentral.com/goodbye-groove-music-new-media-player-rolling-out-windows-11
I noticed I got it last week. its not very smart, its missing most of my music.
I still haven't got the updated Media Player app (it's still Groove Music), probably still waiting to get updated.
Where exactly do I sign in on the Groove app?

EDIT :
Bad luck. I managed to sign in through the Groove Music app, but nothing got downloaded. I checked the "order history" within the app settings and it took me to my Microsoft account page, and there's only my software / apps orders, no music. Looks like I'm out of luck this time, unfortunately (I've browsed around, nothing there has anything to do with "music").

Well that's a bummer
 

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Hello,
I bought some songs at the Microsoft Store years ago, back when the store still sold music (around 2015, I bought it with a Windows 8.1 machine). I couldn't find the Music section anymore in the store, nor can I find any features resembling "music store" in Groove Music app. I wonder if it's still possible to download the music I bought.
Currently I'm using an entirely different machine running Windows 11 but still logged in to the same Microsoft Account I bought the music years ago.

Or maybe all is lost and there's no way for me to download them?
I think there were warnings about the music store to download any purchased music to keep locally as they were not making it available anymore.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/groove-music-and-spotify-faq-7f5e6c92-c662-0e14-a866-45ad8782dd91
 

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