Windows 10: Alternative methods for unpinning from Start?

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  1. rseiler's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Enterprise x64
       24 Jan 2017 #11

    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.
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  2.    26 Jan 2017 #12

    spunk said: View Post
    Did you follow the path in post #5?
    How is that path relevant to the issue at hand?
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  3. rseiler's Avatar
    Posts : 43
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64
       27 Jan 2017 #13

    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.
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