Windows 10: Alternative methods for unpinning from Start?
That's for the Task Bar. Bree is right, it's all about that Database folder. I'm looking around to see what others have done with it.
How is that path relevant to the issue at hand?
With the right search term, TileDataLayer, it was easy finding past discussion of this, such as here:
Removing dead icons from Start menu All Apps
It looks like the vedatamodel.edb file is the key. Removing that, either via another profile, or better, via a recovery environment, should reset Start.
I would have tried that, but didn't want to lose everything else in the menu. Instead, I mounted the latest Win10 ISO and installed that on top of what I had, which is basically doing an "upgrade" while remaining on the same version. Sometimes doing that can resolve weird issues like this, and fortunately, it did. Those two icons are gone.
For the last 3 hours, I have tried several solutions to resolve this issue:
My taskbar is accessible, my right-click functionality works.
The Just Plain Ol' Restart Method
I work on a desktop with multiple users changing frequently, and like to switch users rapidly and easily.
I used to have a taskbar shortcut to tsdiscon.exe (in System32) which worked fine in Win 8. In Win 10 I've had to reinstall tsdiscon.exe, but...
When I try to pin something to the start using the right click on application/folder nothing happens. It looks like it should be pinned in to the start, but nothing changes in there. The things appear in the start after the restart of OS.
So, am I just stupid or when I right click an app and choose "Unpin from Start" the app is still in the Start Menu and works no problem, am I just missing something or there is no way to get rid of pinned apps ?
Also I read somewhere that when...
Since I don't have windows 10 installed, I basing the names of the folders on windows 7, please change accordingly. You will need to change your account to administrator for this to work, I think you can change back after your are done and it...