Windows 10: Saving StartScreen

  1. Posts : 53
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       04 Oct 2015 #1

    Saving StartScreen

    I would like to save my startscreen (the one I see if I click theWindows icon button left corner).
    In Win 8.1 I use the following procedure:

    Step 1: Open the Run dialog box by hitting Windows key + R.
    Step 2: Type, "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows" and hit Enter to open Windows Explorer to the location of the Start screen layout files.
    Step 3: Copy the files, "appsFolder.itemdata-ms" and "appsfolder.itemdata-ms.bak" to your backup folder.

    but in Win 10 I see the folder but not the files (even with the hidden items checked).

    Is there another way to save the startscreen?
    I use Win10 Home Edition 64-bit

    thanks in advance.
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  2. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 6,419
    Windows 10 Pro X64 17134.191
       04 Oct 2015 #2

    It shows on my computer okay, no .bak file though:

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    The only attribute it shows is A, no S or H (System or Hidden).

    Everything Search is a great program for finding files.
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  3. Almighty1's Avatar
    Posts : 1,039
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
       05 Oct 2015 #3

    I don't have those files at all... but when my Start Menu was corrupted, the way to fix it was to copy just one file from a user with a working start menu which can be seen in the thread here:
    Windows 10 Default Start Menu Tiles - Windows 10 Forums
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