Windows 10: Can't manipulate start menu tiles Solved

  1.    14 Jul 2016 #1

    Can't manipulate start menu tiles


    It happened a while back and I've found that I can't find any ways to fix it.
    When I say tile I also mean shortcut. I dont know the correct term.
    I cannot add new tiles or move/rearrange the existing tiles or tile groups. The only way I can remove them is by finding the shortcut location and deleting it form there. when I right click a tile, instead of coming up with the options it used to, it now
    just comes up with this
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    I've tried some method where you repair files with power shell but that didn't work.
    I think those are about all the details I can think of.
    Thanks for even clicking on the thread.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 11,250
    Windows 10 Pro
       14 Jul 2016 #2

    Hi Haydawg, welcome to Ten Forums.

    That is because of a set Group Policy. When Start Layout Policy is enabled, users cannot modify Start but are instead shown a preset layout as set in a specified layout XML file.

    Here the difference as seen on my Start. First when Group Policy is enabled:

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    The same when it's disabled:

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    Here's where you find the policy in question in Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc):

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    (Click to enlarge.)


    If the computer belongs to your employer or other organization the policies may be set by IT dept and you might not have permissions to edit group policies.

    Kari
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    14 Jul 2016 #3

    I tired disabling it, but nothing changed.

    but then I did a restart just to be sure and tada! It works again!
    Thanks heaps
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 11,250
    Windows 10 Pro
       14 Jul 2016 #4

    Yes, I forgot to mention you need to sign out and back in or restart explorer.exe process to apply policy changes.

    Good to know you got it resolved.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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