Windows 10: most used apps icons

  1.    07 Feb 2016 #1

    most used apps icons


    Don't know what you call the screen that shows up when you do a left click on the Windows icon on the main screen and a large box opens up with a bunch of little boxes of apps/programs that I have set up and use for quick access.
    Anyway, the programs and the names are there that open the programs but the icons that used to be there associated with the programs are all gone.
    How can I get them back?
    thanks
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  2.    07 Feb 2016 #2
    Last edited by Brink; 07 Feb 2016 at 13:47. Reason: updated link
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       07 Feb 2016 #3

    That one is called Start Menu.

    Is this a recent problem ?
    If yes, do a system restore.
    Pick a date when you had all the icons present at Start Menu as your restore point.

    System Restore Windows 10
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  4.    07 Feb 2016 #4

    davidhk said: View Post
    That one is called Start Menu.

    Is this a recent problem ?
    If yes, do a system restore.
    Pick a date when you had all the icons present at Start Menu as your restore point.

    System Restore Windows 10
    this is a new problem after updting several items. I don't want to do a restore as it may create more probs than i have now.
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  5.    07 Feb 2016 #5

    did that but that did not work
    Last edited by Brink; 07 Feb 2016 at 13:47.
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       07 Feb 2016 #6

    bbqbrisket said: View Post
    this is a new problem after updting several items. I don't want to do a restore as it may create more probs than i have now.
    Well, how about a Repair Install, also known as In-place upgrade install.
    It will allow you to keep your files, settings and apps.

    Have a look at this tutorial and see if it is ok for you to try...................

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  7.    07 Feb 2016 #7

    davidhk said: View Post
    Well, how about a Repair Install, also known as In-place upgrade install.
    It will allow you to keep your files, settings and apps.

    Have a look at this tutorial and see if it is ok for you to try...................

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

    I will check this out...thanks
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       07 Feb 2016 #8

    Good luck.
    Please post back the result.
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  9.    07 Feb 2016 #9

    bbqbrisket said: View Post
    I will check this out...thanks

    A System Restore is a lot faster as a first option. I've used it many, many times to get back to a desired system state. In Search, type create restore point which brings you to System Properties/System Restore. If you want to go back further than suggested point, check box at bottom for select diff restore point that's older. It may seem stuck but just let it run, restore registry and restart computer.
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