Windows 10: Edge and Cortana have gone missing

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       10 Apr 2017 #1

    Edge and Cortana have gone missing

    Around the same time that Store apps would not download or update, Edge disappeared from my PC. How do I restore it?

    Also, I think this may be connected too? I cannot sign in to Cortana, which I used frequently for Searching and for setting Reminders, and I no longer get the Notifications in the Action Centre. If I use voice to ask Cortana something she says 'OK, once I have signed in.'
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  2.    10 Apr 2017 #2

    Try running sfc /scannow in an elevated command prompt and see if it reports any errors.
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  3. Posts : 272
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    Thread Starter
       10 Apr 2017 #3

    Edge and Cortana

    Elsewhere on this site there is a question from me asking what to do if a SFC scan reports that it can not repair some of the errors it has found (the logs are incomprehensible to such as I !).
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  4. Posts : 272
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    Thread Starter
       10 Apr 2017 #4

    Edge and Cortana

    The imminent Creators update is going to add new features to both Edge and Cortana ---I am wondering what the consequences will be of their being damaged on my machine?
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  5.    10 Apr 2017 #5

    Try this tool for Cortana and start menu

    For edge open a powershell with admininstrators and run

    Add-AppxPackage -register "C:\windows\systemapps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\Appxmanifest.xml" -DisableDevelopmentMode
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  6. Posts : 272
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    Thread Starter
       11 Apr 2017 #6

    The fix for Start Menu / Cortana has not worked.

    Edge is back, complete with my Favourites and Extensions ---- thank you!

    I have a 'cutch' of issues ---- one by one I am resolving them with the help of advice. It is greatly appreciated.
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