Windows 10: Programs not running after windows 10 maintenance update

  1.    19 Mar 2018 #1

    Programs not running after windows 10 maintenance update


    Hello,

    My windows 10 was restarting with regular updates as usual. The update was done and I logged in to find that all the installed programs are still installed but not working. They don't even appear in the program list. All the program files are still intact though. The only way to make the programs work was to manually delete the respective program folder and re-install. What is the cause of this? Is there another way to fix the issue without having to delete the programs and re-install?
    (My microsoft office installs have been used up from my online subscription and if I delete these programs I'll have to pay again to re-install them )

    Thank you.
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  2.    19 Mar 2018 #2

    check to see if you have any restore points. to try. system properties
    Open office will open office files and allow you to save these in office formats
    remember to uninstall programs not "delete"
    some win10 update just up set the system some times.
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  3.    21 Mar 2018 #3

    They don't even appear in the program list.
    Do you mean in the start menu? Or in the list of programs installed e.g. Control Panel, Programs and Features... or...?

    Regarding the start menu: see if you can find shortcuts for any of your programs here:
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
    %appdata%\..\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
    (copy those exactly into file explorer's address bar)

    When you use the second of those, is that your normal user folder? (Look at the file explorer address bar)
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  4. Posts : 14,220
    Windows 10 Pro
       21 Mar 2018 #4

    dalchina said: View Post
    Regarding the start menu: see if you can find shortcuts for any of your programs here:
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
    %appdata%\..\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
    (copy those exactly into file explorer's address bar)
    Because %appdata% already points to AppData\Roaming, the second example command can be shortened to %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu.

    Variable for AppData\Local is then %localappdata% (off topic, I know, just mentioning it).

    Kari
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