Windows 10: why is my start menu folders greyed out?

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
  1.    09 Aug 2015 #11

    Danny121 said: View Post
    Sorry I'm just new to this website. Its my first post but anyway I tried that still nothing. My windows is activated and ever since i've done a system restore I haven't been able to add my start menu folders because its greyed out. I don't know what else too do. I'm really considering changing back to 7 if i have too. It's just frustrating.
    actually there's already an existing thread to that.


    Check out my reply for the work around,
    Start menu Personalization Disabled - Windows 10 Forums
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       09 Aug 2015 #12

    Danny121 said: View Post
    Sorry I'm just new to this website. Its my first post but anyway I tried that still nothing. My windows is activated and ever since i've done a system restore I haven't been able to add my start menu folders because its greyed out. I don't know what else too do. I'm really considering changing back to 7 if i have too. It's just frustrating.
    Try creating a new user account to determine the scope of the issue.

    If you cannot access the options on the new account, try this:

    Open an elevated Command Prompt (right click, Run as administrator)
    Enter the following command

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    Post if there are any errors on the screen after it runs.

    Full tutorial: DISM - Repair Windows 10 Image - Windows 10 Forums
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 558
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       09 Aug 2015 #13

    If it's activated, all that should be accessible. Try rebooting. And try what slartybart said.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 615
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
       09 Aug 2015 #14

    khronosangel's response should work. Sometimes things just get screwed up and you need to start on a clean slate.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    10 Aug 2015 #15

    I hate to say this but I know of at least 2 other threads about a week old, one being mine with the same problem. No solutions have been presented yet except to make a new user account and copy your files over.

    Not a very attractive option for me as I would potentially loose 150 or so graphic libraries that I cant afford to repurchase for DAZ studio as I cant figure out how to move them and let the program see the new location as their own installer takes care of all that.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    10 Aug 2015 #16

    wjbodin3 said: View Post
    I hate to say this but I know of at least 2 other threads about a week old, one being mine with the same problem. No solutions have been presented yet except to make a new user account and copy your files over.

    Not a very attractive option for me as I would potentially loose 150 or so graphic libraries that I cant afford to repurchase for DAZ studio as I cant figure out how to move them and let the program see the new location as their own installer takes care of all that.
    lets just hope, microsft will have this fixed by the SR1
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    10 Aug 2015 #17

    I have learned to work around it not finding anything else "broken" but once in a while I get an audio notification that goes off seemingly random that even process monitor does not want to identify. Thankfully the last few days its only been once or twice, right after I upgraded it was about every 3 or 5 minutes.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    13 Aug 2015 #18

    Guys, i finally got the fix on mine...

    see my post here

    Start menu Personalization Disabled - Page 3 - Windows 10 Forums

    hope it works on you guys too..
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Related Threads
In W7 I have created folders in the start menu so I can organize by topic. I can't figure out if/how to do that in W10. Any clues?
When I go to "Choose which folders appear on Start under Personalization/Start, everything is grayed out except for Settings. This happened after my Start menu would not open. I then did a system restore which brought Start menu back but lost Edge...
I would like to organize my All Apps portion of the start menu in W10 as I did in W7. So far I have not figured out how to do this. There are a couple of problems. 1. Some programs just do not appear. I have one folder containing 3 shtcts. 2...
I won't move to 10 until I am convinced that certain options will be available. I need my desktop, as in 7. Will there be a start menu with all the options that exist in 7? Can I create folders to store programs, like in 7? There are other questions...
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 10:27.
Find Us