Windows 10: Refresh All Apps

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  1.    22 Dec 2015 #1

    Refresh All Apps


    Not all my applications are found in the Windows 10 All Apps list by the Start button. How can I refresh it, or add new apps and programs to it?
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  2. Posts : 3,196
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       22 Dec 2015 #2

    hello, just a quick question ,if the apps dont show in all apps, how do you access/open your apps
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  3.    22 Dec 2015 #3

    You can resize the start menu by clicking and dragging the edges , you can drag you programs/apps you use and drop them in one of the boxes.
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    Windows 10 Professional
       22 Dec 2015 #4

    cfuglein said: View Post
    Not all my applications are found in the Windows 10 All Apps list by the Start button. How can I refresh it, or add new apps and programs to it?
    Right click on Start, open 'Run', type shell:appsfolder then press Enter.
    All your applications should be in there, if they're not, there's something else wrong.
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  5.    26 Jan 2016 #5

    caperjack said: View Post
    hello, just a quick question ,if the apps dont show in all apps, how do you access/open your apps
    I search for them in windows explorer and put the frequent ones on my toolbar
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  6.    26 Jan 2016 #6

    Edwin said: View Post
    Right click on Start, open 'Run', type shell:appsfolder then press Enter.
    All your applications should be in there, if they're not, there's something else wrong.
    This sort of worked. I think there are still some executables missing. If they are in a Program Files folder, should they be in the appsfolder?
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  7.    26 Jan 2016 #7

    cfuglein said: View Post
    This sort of worked. I think there are still some executables missing. If they are in a Program Files folder, should they be in the appsfolder?
    Not necessarily. If you have a portable app that you launch just by clicking the .exe it will not show up there.

    If however you add a shortcut for it to Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs in %appdata% or %programdata% directory then it will also appear in shell:appsfolder.

    Does this match what you are seeing or do you have an example of one that is missing?
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  8.    29 Jan 2016 #8

    lx07 said: View Post
    Not necessarily. If you have a portable app that you launch just by clicking the .exe it will not show up there.

    If however you add a shortcut for it to Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs in %appdata% or %programdata% directory then it will also appear in shell:appsfolder.

    Does this match what you are seeing or do you have an example of one that is missing?
    I guess I'll have to add some of the shortcuts. One of the downsides of Windows 10, I guess. I would have expected ALL programs to show up on the Start menu. I have shortcuts for most everything somewhere on my desktop or the taskbar. I'm trying to consolidate all the programs I have on my hard drive in one place.
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       29 Jan 2016 #9

    cfuglein said: View Post
    I guess I'll have to add some of the shortcuts. One of the downsides of Windows 10, I guess. I would have expected ALL programs to show up on the Start menu. I have shortcuts for most everything somewhere on my desktop or the taskbar. I'm trying to consolidate all the programs I have on my hard drive in one place.
    likely reason why all the programs don't show in start menu [and I think they do if you go to all apps]is that insiders who ran win10 preview for a year or so before its release ,wanted control of what got/they put in the start menu.

    but I could be wrong.......again
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  10. Posts : 1,536
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       30 Jan 2016 #10

    If you install Classic Shell, it should show all of the new style apps under the Apps menu from which you can pin, create a shortcut or uninstall the apps.
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