Windows 10: How to change default WIN10 start menu for ALL Users

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  1.    02 May 2016 #11

    trimbleGU said: View Post
    Open Command Promt as Admin. then copy and paste this.
    powershell
    Export-StartLayout -Path 'C:\users\All Users\Desktop\customlayout.xml' -verbose
    Import-StartLayout -LayoutPath 'C:\users\All Users\Desktop\customlayout.xml'-MountPath c:\ -verbose
    del 'C:\users\All Users\Desktop\customlayout.xml' -verbose
    This worked for me except for one tile. I had pinned Internet Explorer to the Start Menu before exporting. It shows in the xml file but it doesn't appear when a new user logs into the PC. I have to manually pin it. Anyone know how to make IE appear with the rest of the custom pinned tiles?
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  2.    02 May 2016 #12

    kenglong said: View Post
    This worked for me except for one tile. I had pinned Internet Explorer to the Start Menu before exporting. It shows in the xml file but it doesn't appear when a new user logs into the PC. I have to manually pin it. Anyone know how to make IE appear with the rest of the custom pinned tiles?
    Short answer = Copy the IE shortcut to C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories

    open your apps menu and go all apps. Then go down to the windows accessories folder and right click on the IE shortcut. click more and then "Open file location" when windows explore opens copy the shortcut. Then on the address bar change only your user name to "default". That will open up the location to past the IE shortcut so it will be created for new users.

    Easy solution = Copy and paste this in Admin Cmd Prompt
    copy %userprofile%"\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\Internet Explorer.lnk" "C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories"

    P.S. I like to move the shortcut up one level out of the accessories folder to make more visible on the start menu. In that case you can just remove the "\Accessories" from the above command.
    Last edited by trimbleGU; 02 May 2016 at 16:55. Reason: P.S.
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  3.    03 May 2016 #13

    trimbleGU said: View Post
    Short answer = Copy the IE shortcut to C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories
    That worked, although, I don't fully understand why. The shortcut is in the new user's start menu after they log on the first time. Maybe it's a matter of timing? In any case, thanks!
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  4.    05 May 2016 #14

    I too am having weird issues with startmenu layout, but my issue is during OSD deployment using SCCM
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  5.    24 Nov 2016 #15

    Sorry for my english , and hi! , this is my first post.

    I don't like the xml template method..I prefer .. creating a start menu under the admin local account and use it as template for all de new user following the next steps:

    This settings applies only for new users, (or users that don't have user accounts folders)

    First, design a Start Menu as you like under one admin account
    Second, copy the content of this folder under admin account folder : ....\AppData\Local\TileDataLayer\
    Third
    copy this folder TileDataLayer to this Default user folder example: "C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\"
    Four: Login with a new user, and the start menu will be the same as administrator was.

    Thanks for reading!!

    PS: And the new users can edit their start menu
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