Windows 10: Start Menu Reset - Windows Apps Unsearchable Solved

  1.    28 Mar 2017 #1

    Start Menu Reset - Windows Apps Unsearchable


    A family member recently upgraded (a week ago roughly) Windows 10 and all of the start menu metro icons (pinned apps, the default Weather tiles etc) disappeared.

    In addition searching for the built in default apps like "Photos" or "Calc" returns no results. The only way I can run the calculator is by finding and running calc.exe directly. If I go to the Windows Store the default calculator is installed it just can't be found from the start menu.


    • This doesn't effect 3rd party programs. For example searching Chrome in the Start Menu works fine.
    • I re-indexed the search thing and made sure the directories are correct in the settings
    • I made C:\WindowsApps (or similar) readable by the user which didn't seem to do anything


    Is there a way to reset the start menu? Any help appreciated
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  2.    28 Mar 2017 #2

    Hi, do you mean upgraded to Win 10 e.g. from Win 8?
    Or upgraded from build 1511 to the anniversary edition (Win 10 build to Win 10 build?)
    Or just a recent update?

    From the Tutorial section here:
    Start Menu Troubleshooter in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

    Could you please post a screenshot of your start menu (using the 'Insert Image' icon above your post)?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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  4.    28 Mar 2017 #4

    It seems another update has fixed the issue. Might be a Dell thing. Thanks though
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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