Getting strange @{microsoft.xxxx appearing in start menu


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Enterprise
       #1

    Getting strange @{microsoft.xxxx appearing in start menu


    Hi Everyone,

    I'm currently in the process of creating a new image of Windows 10 Enterprise. I have used powershell to remove all the provisioned apps and uninstall all the ones I dont need.

    But since creating a new profile to test when I logged in Windows then attempted to install additonal features (but failed) and then re-added lots of the short cuts back. The shortcut icons are blank and do nothing when clicking them but I cannot get rid of them (there is no uninstall option in the start menu when right clicking them). Its also added a whole load of @{microsoft.xxxx icons in the 'other' folder in the start menu which I cannot get rid of.

    This is a picture of what is showing in the start menu
    Getting strange @{microsoft.xxxx appearing in start menu-wp_20170505_08_59_24_rich.jpg

    Any ideas on how to fix this?
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 35,526
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hi, it's a while since I saw that. It means your universal apps are corrupt. As I recall, the solution is an in-place upgrade repair install.

    But see this
    Weird tile don't go away... cannot uninstall or nothing... - Solved - Windows 10 Forums
    #3
    may help.

    This was also suggested:
    Reset Start Layout in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

    Could you tell me your current build?
    (Windows key + R, winver). Thanks.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Enterprise
    Thread Starter
       #3

    dalchina said:
    Hi, it's a while since I saw that. It means your universal apps are corrupt. As I recall, the solution is an in-place upgrade repair install.

    But see this
    Weird tile don't go away... cannot uninstall or nothing... - Solved - Windows 10 Forums
    #3
    may help.

    This was also suggested:
    Reset Start Layout in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

    Could you tell me your current build?
    (Windows key + R, winver). Thanks.
    Thanks for this i'll check them out today. As for my current built its Version 1607 OS Build 14393.0
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Enterprise
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Ok so I tried the copying the start menu database from a new profile (C:\Users\<user C>\AppData\Local\TileDataLayer\Database) but this doesn't work mainly because any new profile I create also gets this same list of icons so its just copying the problem. I've tried reinstalling all the provisioned apps but again the icons are still there after a reboot.

    I tried deleting them from c:\program files\windowsapps but still they persist.
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 35,526
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #5

    You'll need to do an in-place upgrade repair as I mentioned before.
      My Computers


 

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