Windows 10: Games Explorer removed during latest update

  1.    22 May 2018 #1

    Games Explorer removed during latest update

    A few days ago, my computer updated to W10 v1803 (build: 17134.48)Now I can no longer find Games Explorer. It's been removed from my system.

    Talking w/a Microsoft representative, I ran the Microsoft Update Troubleshooter. All that did was reset to default some of MY customizations & it didn't help me at all.

    I even tried the older way: Win+R to bring up the Run command, typed shell:games & hit Enter. I received this error message: "Windows cannot find shell:games'. Make sure you typed the name correctly & then try again".
    Not everyone has/even wants to use an XBOX! Anyone know why Microsoft got rid of Games Explorer & if I can get it back?
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    Windows 10 Home October 2018 Update 64-bit
       22 May 2018 #2

    Microsoft removed it with the latest build because reasons. Any games in particular you wanted? Try this link: Get Windows 7 games for Windows 10

    CJW said: View Post
    Not everyone has/even wants to use an XBOX! Anyone know why Microsoft got rid of Games Explorer & if I can get it back?
    You don't need an Xbox, there's plenty of titles you can get on the Microsoft Store for PC, which obviously is where Microsoft wants you to go.
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  3.    31 May 2018 #3

    None of my games (thankfully) were removed, just the Games Explorer folder. And I have all my games I like to install on a flash drive, they are mostly older games that still work fine on 10.

    I did figure out an alternative by placing a shortcut folder link to all my games on the Start Menu.
    I just need to figure out how to replace the icon w/a full picture:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Games Explorer.jpg  
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