Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

  1. Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10
       08 Oct 2016 #1

    Can't unpin/pin items in start menu


    Hi,

    I've been using windows 10 for some time and I didn't have any problems until now,
    idk when the problem appeared or what caused it.
    I wanted to uninstall a program that I wasn't using, and it was pinned to my start menu tile,
    and I wanted to put something in that empty space, and for some reason I don't see any option to remove or add a tile.

    Here is a picture of my issue Windows 10 Problem - Album on Imgur

    I updated to the latest update but it didn't help, I searched some fixes,
    for example : using powershell, scanning for corruption (sfc /scannow)
    I saw a post saying that Kaspersky causes problems with the start menu, so that may be the cause. I once had Kaspersky installed but it was uninstalled months ago.

    Thanks to anyone who has a suggestion.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 255
    Windows 10 Home
       08 Oct 2016 #2

    Master,

    Welcome to the forum!

    Do you know the name of the executable file associated with the dead tile?

    If so, check the Program Files directory and change the name of the executable, like whatever.exe to what.exe, and see if Windows releases the association between the start menu tile and the corrupted file.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10
       09 Oct 2016 #3

    I appreciate your sugestion but it didn't work.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 7,235
    W10
       09 Oct 2016 #4

    Master said: View Post
    I appreciate your sugestion but it didn't work.
    @Master
    See if you can access the option from within the Applications folder:
    type shell:appsfolder into a 'Run' box and press enter, locate a particular item to see if you can Pin/Unpin it from there.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	000069.jpg 
Views:	38 
Size:	29.8 KB 
ID:	105102
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  5. Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10
       10 Oct 2016 #5

    Edwin said: View Post
    @Master
    See if you can access the option from within the Applications folder:
    type shell:appsfolder into a 'Run' box and press enter, locate a particular item to see if you can Pin/Unpin it from there.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	000069.jpg 
Views:	38 
Size:	29.8 KB 
ID:	105102
    I tried and I still didn't have an option to pin/unpin anything.
    Thanks for the suggestion.

    I'll just wait for an update and see if it fixes it, if not I'll rollback to an earlier version of the update.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  6. Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 255
    Windows 10 Home
       10 Oct 2016 #6

    Master,

    Looking again at your question and the capture you posted, maybe I am misunderstanding what you want to accomplish.

    I wanted to uninstall a program that I wasn't using, and it was pinned to my start menu tile...
    Now it is not, so you have an empty space.

    I wanted to put something in that empty space, and for some reason I don't see any option to remove or add a tile
    If you left click the empty space, nothing happens. You do not get the option to remove or add a tile. That is happening to me also, I have no options for an empty space.

    If I have still misunderstood your inquiry, take a look at the suggestions posted by PaulC_1:
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...6-0aff7cdab6c8

    He has two postings that maybe will help you with the issue, one of which is a Registry modification.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  7. Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10
       11 Oct 2016 #7

    cottonball said: View Post
    Master,

    Looking again at your question and the capture you posted, maybe I am misunderstanding what you want to accomplish.

    Now it is not, so you have an empty space.

    If you left click the empty space, nothing happens. You do not get the option to remove or add a tile. That is happening to me also, I have no options for an empty space.

    If I have still misunderstood your inquiry, take a look at the suggestions posted by PaulC_1:
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...6-0aff7cdab6c8

    He has two postings that maybe will help you with the issue, one of which is a Registry modification.
    My problem is that there's an empty space in my start menu and I can't put something in that spot,
    I looked at the link and tried using the registry method but it didn't..
    But I still appreciate the effort.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  8. Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 255
    Windows 10 Home
       11 Oct 2016 #8

    Master,

    Can you drag and drop the People tilt located below the empty space, into the empty space? Or, use any other tile, if you wish.

    (Tap (press) and hold on to the tile to select it, drag it to a new position, and then release your finger or stylus.)
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  9. Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10
       12 Oct 2016 #9

    cottonball said: View Post
    Master,

    Can you drag and drop the People tilt located below the empty space, into the empty space? Or, use any other tile, if you wish.

    (Tap (press) and hold on to the tile to select it, drag it to a new position, and then release your finger or stylus.)
    I can't , the tiles won't move.

    Later I'll use a windows 10 boot disk and try to fix the corrupt/missing files.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  10. Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 255
    Windows 10 Home
       12 Oct 2016 #10

    Master,

    Since your Windows 10 can boot, have you tried running System File Checker to check for system file corruption?

    To run it:
    Right-click (or press and hold) the Start button, then select: Command Prompt (Admin)


    At the Command Prompt type in the following: sfc /scannow
    (Note the space between "sfc" and "/")
    Press: Enter

    It will run for a while...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
'Pin to Start' and 'Unpin from Start" items in Windows 10
How to 'Pin to Start' and 'Unpin from Start" items in Windows 10 You can pin to Start any apps, contacts (People app), folders, drives, homegroup, library, network, and OneDrive so you can open them quickly, and see updates on live tiles for...
Tutorials
Cannot Pin or Unpin Apps in Windows 10 Start Menu.
Windows 10 Start Menu is Locked. Cannot Pin or Unpin Apps in Windows 10 Start Menu. I have also tried this command in Powershell - Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register...
Software and Apps
Unable to Unpin Tiles from the Start Menu
Hello all, I love Windows 10. I really do. However, there's one slight nuisance that is really starting to get on my nerves. Every time I right-click a tile, select something such as "Unpin from Start," absolutely nothing happens. The tile...
General Support
Unable to Unpin Folder Tile from Start Menu.
I'm unable to remove this tile from my Start Menu. It was a folder shortcut which was working fine until I changed the letter of the drive it belonged to. There are only two options when I right click, one is to unpin and the other is to resize the...
Performance & Maintenance
How to unpin Cortana from Start Menu?
i've searched everywhere, and even uninstalled Cortana from Windows Features.. it's no longer running.. but i can't figure out how to unpin it from the Start Menu. Anyone know how to unpin Cortana? Thanks FYI: if anyone is interested in...
Software and Apps
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:23.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 10 Forums