Windows 10: Un-Installed Mixed Reality But Can't Get Rid of Icons in Start

  1.    26 Dec 2017 #1

    Un-Installed Mixed Reality But Can't Get Rid of Icons in Start

    win 10 pro. I successfully un-installed Mixed Realty using the link below:

    but I can not figure out how to remove the icons from the start menu. See attached pic. Look on the left of the picture the two entries after MS Store. I want to get rid of them. They bother me : ) Any help appreciated. TIA.
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  2.    27 Dec 2017 #2

    There's a way which is effective but can be somewhat brutal as it can render the Settings icon on the left side of the Start menu useless and will remove most other icons including any dead ones but none of the Microsoft ones including the Settings shortcut in the S section so with that in mind copy and paste the below code to a notepad and save as Tilegone.cmd or Whatever.cmd and save it making sure to choose All Files when notepad saves it so doesn't save it as txt file. Run it as admin and restart the computer. Another word of caution make sure you have an image of your system just prior to running the file as a just in case and of course back up as you should and probably have already

    @net.exe session >nul 2>&1
    @if ErrorLevel 1 (echo "Run as Administrator" & pause && exit)

    sc stop tiledatamodelsvc
    move /y %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\TileDataLayer %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\OLD_TileDataLayer
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  3.    27 Dec 2017 #3

    There's another way which has been discussed previously here

    Removing dead icons from Start menu All Apps Solved - Windows 10 Forums
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  4.    27 Dec 2017 #4

    >There's a way which is effective but can be somewhat brutal...

    Thanks for sharing both links. After reading about the first one YIKES. And the second method while somewhat less invasive still seems a bit precarious. I believe for now : ) I can live with the offensive dead icons besides after going on an uninstall binge everything seems to still be working rather nicely and I would like to keep it that way. On another matter I am about to tackle the what I believe are too many unnecessary processes (for my needs anyway) that are "automatically" begun at startup. I want to either change them to manual or disabled. Are you by any chance familiar with this page:

    Any other links or advice much appreciated. TIA.
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  5.    27 Dec 2017 #5

    shimshom said: View Post
    This directory doesn't exist any more in Windows...

    I have this problem with existing account but not new ones.

    Don't know where it is stored now but not where you say as "TileDataLayer" doesn't exist. A change in 16299 perhaps as it was there historically for sure.
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  6.    03 Jan 2018 #6

    Yes seems you're right and it might not longer apply for the later versions but it's a matter of time till it's found again
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    windows10 home v1803 OS build 17134.286
       04 Jan 2018 #7

    I've got windows 10 1709 (os build 16299.125) and it has TileDataLayer folder in *userprofile* appdata/local. It was last modified 10/23/17 just before the final creator update.
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  8.    04 Jan 2018 #8

    Try right clicking the start menu icon.

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    click More > Open File Location and delete the shortcut from there.
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