Windows 10: Start menu shortcuts doesn't work

  1.    17 Jun 2017 #1

    Start menu shortcuts doesn't work


    After installing Creators Update, programs shortcuts already uninstalled continues to show on start menu. For example, I uninstalled Forza Motorsport 6, and if I type "Forza..." in the start menu, the shortcut appears and if I click nothing happens, either with the left button or the right button. Also, if I try to add a shortcut manually by adding it to the "C: \ Users \ ... \ AppData \ Roaming \ Microsoft \ Windows \ Start Menu", it does not appear when typing on the start menu. The shortcuts of the uninstalled programs do not disappear from start menu and the new ones do not appear. However, programs installed with an installer can add their shortcuts to the start menu.
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  2.    18 Jun 2017 #2

    Make a new account and see if it persists
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  3.    20 Jun 2017 #3

    It happens in the new account too
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  4.    21 Jun 2017 #4

    Try running sfc /scannow from an admin command prompt. You could also try Classic Shell (CS) - configure it so mouse hover opens CS and mouse click opens the Start Menu and you can choose which menu to use.
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  5.    23 Jun 2017 #5

    sfc /scannow found no issues.

    It is possible that removing Cortana/SearchUI.exe caused it? I did some tricks i found somewhere i don't remember now, but now i'm not sure if it was safe.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       23 Jun 2017 #6

    Hello helloshock, :)

    If you like, you could try doing a repair install to fix this without losing anything.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
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