Windows 10: FCU 1709 deletes/removes all pinned start icons

  1.    24 Oct 2017 #1

    FCU 1709 deletes/removes all pinned start icons

    Windows updates started, downloaded and installed FCU 1709. Installed ok but on clicking start, none of the pinned programs are there or in the A-Z list.

    Have they been deleted?
    Or still there, so need to create a shortcut to them, how to get icons back?
    How to get access to WindowsApps where they should be?
    or are they now in Windows.old?
    Is windows.old still needed, can i delete it?

    i can't believe they release this to the public...
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
       24 Oct 2017 #2

    Hello SEP55, :)

    You might see if what's in the red warning box at the bottom of the news article below may help with this issue.

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  3.    25 Oct 2017 #3

    Im not going to reinstall repair or reset apps again it doesnt keep the save data associated with them.
    And as an admin myself i still find it a disbelief and appauling that the common reply is for the general public have to mess around with powershell commands to fix a glaring issue. Where was the testing or even the insiders to let this through!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    25 Oct 2017 #4

    I have the same, just waiting on a fix

    As far as i can tell, the apps are there with all data, they just dont show on the start menu

    The only way i know of getting to them is through the Store, which is probably also missing, so if you use Cortana they can be found
    eg using mail as an example
    in the Cortana search box enter apps: mail
    one of the results will be search the store for mail
    click this and the store will open and should bring up mail
    once here click launch and it will open

    for some apps this returned them to the start menu, but not others
    not ideal but the apps can be opened this way until a fix is created by MS
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    25 Oct 2017 #5

    Yeah shame the store doesnt allow to pin then it might not be too bad for most people.

    For me when searching for Mail in the store it doesnt have a launch option
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    27 Oct 2017 #6

    Mine are starting to come back now

    Just had an update for the Store, this is now in the all apps list and can be pinned back to the Start Menu
    Other apps are coming back the same when they get an update
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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