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  1.    23 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 12
    Windows 10

    Cortana Missing Windows 10


    Yes there are thousands of threads like this, but none that seem to match my specific issue.

    I was having trouble accessing my start menu and cortana, I did some searching and found the issue was typical, so I downloaded the official trouble shooter for the start menu, Needless to say, the trouble shooter couldn't solve my issue, I figured maybe just a restart after the trouble shooter would help, since its possible the trouble shooter was a catalyst and I just needed to restart to solve it, and done, the start menu was working flawlessly, HOWEVER, the spot on the start menu cortana occupied was now empty, obviously I noticed immediately as I only have a few apps present on my start menu. So I did some checking and couldn't find her anywhere on my computer... Now, I know what you're thinking, 'you have to enable her in your 'locations' settings, because cortana needs to utilize your location....' Well, one step ahead of you, I checked my location settings and the cortana app is no where to be found... numerous searches show shes no where on my computer any longer.... I tried downloading her from the Microsoft website but all I get is a document explaining cortanas functions... please someone help, quickly, I use her often and I really need her particularly right now. which is why its so irritating all these problems happened right at this time...
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  2.    23 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Aberdeen
    Posts : 216
    Windows 10

    You can try running following command in POWERSHELL as administrator
    Code:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
    and see if it helps. Otherwise you can hold down shift key as you press restart, go to advanced startup options, and do system restore. If none of these work, you can reinstall Windows 10 as an upgrade over top of itself, reset Windows 10 keeping all your stuff, or just do a reinstall.
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  3.    23 May 2016 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 12
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Ok I tried the powershell thing, and I got this

    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073D02, The package could not be installed because resources it
    modifies are currently in use. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80073D02)
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] aaba9efb-b56a-0002-c8cc-baaa6ab5d101 in the Event Log or use
    the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID aaba9efb-b56a-0002-c8cc-baaa6ab5d101
    At line:1 char:38
    + ... | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.I ...
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (C:\Windows\Syst...ppXManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], Exception
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand
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  4.    24 May 2016 #4
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Aberdeen
    Posts : 216
    Windows 10

    You may need to restart.
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  5.    24 May 2016 #5
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    North Yorkshire
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 1511 (build 10586.164)
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  6.    24 May 2016 #6
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 12
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by granddy View Post
    Thanks granddy, but that didnt help either. the powershell thing gave me another failed result error.
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  7.    25 May 2016 #7
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,133
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Did you launch the Powershell window in admin mode?
    (If you really want to find Cortana related files, use e.g. a tool called Everything by void tools, let it index (fast) and then it will find as you type- I get many results).

    Make sure Cortana is enabled:
    Cortana - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    A last resort would be an in-place upgrade install (see Tutorial section) - keeps all your programs.
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  8.    25 May 2016 #8
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    North Yorkshire
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 1511 (build 10586.164)

    Quote Originally Posted by Timesagex20 View Post
    Thanks granddy, but that didnt help either. the powershell thing gave me another failed result error.
    Did you look at this

    [Guide] How to Reinstall All Default Built-in Apps in Windows 10 - AskVG
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  9.    25 May 2016 #9
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    North Yorkshire
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 1511 (build 10586.164)
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  10.    25 May 2016 #10
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,891
    windows 10 Home threshold2

    Why not just simply do a Repair Install instead of messing around with possible fixes ?
    The time you folks spent on searching and trying out tutorials, would be more than enough to do a repair install.
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