Start Menu corruption: "Tile database is corrupt"

  1. Posts : 49
    Windows 10 Pro for Workstations x64 version 1803/ Arch Linux

    Start Menu corruption: "Tile database is corrupt"

    Since updating Windows 10 to version 1803, I noticed that at the bottom of my Start Menu there is a category "Other" and one item under that category listed as "ms-resource:appDisplayName". When I click on it, it opens a page in Windows Store where I can check for app updates. I figured this is not quite right, so I downloaded and executed Microsoft's Start Menu troubleshooter. It came back with "tile database is corrupt" and "not fixed".

    So I then researched and attempted some manual fixes on the tile database, but no success. This involved creating a new user account, and then copying and replacing the corrupted database with a clean database from the newly created user account. For whatever reasons, that did not change anything.

    I have also successfully executed Dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth. And sfc /scannow reports no integrity violations.

    I do not have any other issues with the Start Menu, so I think I can live with it as-is. But if there is a relatively easy way to repair it, I'd like to try.

    I understand I could do a reset of my Windows 10 install, but that is more than I want to do to address this relatively minor issue.

    Thanks for any info.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 58,478
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    Hello oxonsi, :)

    If you haven't tried already, you might see if clearing the live tile cache using the method in the tutorial may help.

    Clear Live Tile Cache on Start in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    If it doesn't, then you could see if completely resetting the Start layout back to default may.

    Reset Start Layout in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3. Posts : 49
    Windows 10 Pro for Workstations x64 version 1803/ Arch Linux
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for your reply. I tried both methods, but unfortunately no success in fixing my tile database corruption.

    Let me know if you have any other suggestions.

    Otherwise, I can live with the problem as-is since it is relatively minor.
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  4. spunk's Avatar
    Posts : 3,027
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit 20H2

    Press the Win key+X and choose Powershell (Admin) here type SFC /scannow and press enter. this will replace any missing system files.
    If that comes back that it couldn't fix all problems then type
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth and press enter then
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and press enter.
    After that finishes, try running SFC /scannow again.
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