Windows 10: "All apps" Button not working - Where are links stored?

  1.    10 Oct 2015 #1

    "All apps" Button not working - Where are links stored?


    At some point my "All apps" button has stopped working. Clicking on it causes the apps list to flash very very briefly then dumps me back to home screen. Everything else seems to work OK.
    Anyone know where the links in that list of apps is stored? I'm thinking one of the links is broken causing the whole list to shut down, and if I remove links from the list one by one I can find it. That's the only thing I can think to try.
    Unfortunately no restore points exist and Repair tools like Startup Repair Etc. does not help.
    Any other Ideas / Suggestions would also be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
    Mike
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  2. You's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
       10 Oct 2015 #2

    mdmike52 said: View Post
    At some point my "All apps" button has stopped working. Clicking on it causes the apps list to flash very very briefly then dumps me back to home screen. Everything else seems to work OK.
    Anyone know where the links in that list of apps is stored? I'm thinking one of the links is broken causing the whole list to shut down, and if I remove links from the list one by one I can find it. That's the only thing I can think to try.
    Unfortunately no restore points exist and Repair tools like Startup Repair Etc. does not help.
    Any other Ideas / Suggestions would also be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
    Mike
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
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    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
       10 Oct 2015 #3

    Try moving all of the shortcuts out of there to a different location then attempting to open the All Apps screen. If it starts working, it's a shortcut causing the problem. If it continues to misbehave, then try booting into Safe Mode to see if the problem still occurs. If it doesn't, a program is probably causing the problem and you should disable your startup programs one-by-one to pinpoint the problem. If you can't get the Start menu to work, a last resort is to run sfc /scannow in Command Prompt as administrator to find out if you have any corrupt system files.

    Boot into safe mode - How to start or boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode
    Disable startup programs - http://anewdomain.net/2015/07/26/how...-up-load-time/
    SFC SCANNOW - http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...c-695b60477a93
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  4.    11 Oct 2015 #4

    Tried SFC and DISM -- No Help - Confi. Reg. database Corrupt ??


    Tried all suggestions with no success
    SFC get " Win. Resource Protection could not perform Req. Operation"
    DISM / Online Etc. Gets to 100% then "Error 1009" " Configuration Registry Database is Corrupt"

    Tried Reloading Windows 10 from disk but it also fails - Error 0x80070004-0x2000D , Failed in "Safe_OS" Phase with Error During "Migrate_Data" Operation.

    Any Ideas ??

    Mike
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    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
       11 Oct 2015 #5

    mdmike52 said: View Post
    Tried all suggestions with no success
    SFC get " Win. Resource Protection could not perform Req. Operation"
    DISM / Online Etc. Gets to 100% then "Error 1009" " Configuration Registry Database is Corrupt"

    Tried Reloading Windows 10 from disk but it also fails - Error 0x80070004-0x2000D , Failed in "Safe_OS" Phase with Error During "Migrate_Data" Operation.

    Any Ideas ??

    Mike
    Did you run Command Prompt as administrator (right click Command Prompt and click Run as administrator) before running SFC/ SCANNOW?
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  6.    11 Oct 2015 #6

    Yes ran both SFS & DCIM an elevated command prompt as administrator. Apparently neither of them can repair the configuration database registry. I think that's the core problem. Is there another way to repair or restore that file?
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  7.    11 Oct 2015 #7

    I actually access command prompt administrator by pressing Windows key Plus X been choosing command prompt administrator. That should be okay right? It says command prompt administrator at top of command prompt window.
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  8.    11 Oct 2015 #8

    I have access to other computers running Windows 10. Is there a way I can snatch that file from one of them and somehow trick this other computer into using it or repairing it?
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    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider
       12 Oct 2015 #9

    Try looking in explorer.exe shell:::{4234d49b-0245-4df3-B780-3893943456e1} for all apps. That most likely will be the target, but you will have permission problems to access the all apps.

    When you ran DISM, what error did you receive?
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  10.    12 Oct 2015 #10

    "Error 1009" " Configuration Registry Database is Corrupt"


    DISM / Online Etc.--- Gets to 100% then--- "Error 1009" " Configuration Registry Database is Corrupt"

    Ran Chkdsk /r as administrator - No Help. Still "Error 1009" " Configuration Registry Database is Corrupt"
    when running DISM.
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