Windows 10: Apps and settings lost
Apps and settings lost
Hi. Im new to this forum and thanks for the membership
My PC got windows 10in february this year and has worked great until now
Some days ago settings went back to default and changes like the quick launch disappeared. Many of the included apps like calculator is not available, and when searchingMost of the shortcuts on the desctop screen also went away, including all the shortcuts to different folders. I got it back to how I wanted it again, but today, after 2-3 days of normal operation , the smae thing happened again
When searching apps in the lower left corner of thes screen, a message appears:
"The search may not be complete" and if the mouse is over the messagearea, a longer message appears: "you may not see the complete results yet, but we work to get them togeter.come back in a few minuts"
These messages are translated from norwegian, and is not identical to the similar messages in english
It doesnt help if I wait in some minutes and try to search again
What could be the reason for these problems, and how can it be solved?
Last edited by 1976kjell; 19 Jun 2016 at 14:03.
Well, using option one here Icon Cache - Rebuild in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums solved it all so far. The searhes are also ok. Great work by the users which made the icon rebuild
But today it happened again, most of the icons are gone and other start up programs than the selected started at start up. Maybe default setting came back. Downloaded the icon cache rebuild again and all was fine. How to get the icon cache rebuild to work continuously, so it dont go back to default and prevent that icons disappear?
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