1.    30 Jul 2015 #1
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    Missing applications in Start Menu after upgrading from 7 to 10


    Hi All,

    I've just upgraded yesterday from Windows 7 to Windows 10, operation went smoothly, after around an hour of additional configuration tasks I'm almost 'at home'. However what I noticed and is really confusing is that I have around 40 applications installed (visible under Programs and Functions/ Program Files/Program Files (x86) folders), however when I choose the start menu and "All Apps" I see only some, not all I even didn't see the Office 2013 there (as well as it couldn't be found in search) however when I ran an option/app "Get Office 2013" it said that I have already Office 2013 installed and I can find it under "All Apps" -> "Microsoft Office 2013" - but as I said, it wasn't there. I fixed this for Office by going to Programs and Functions and repairing installation did the trick. However is there any way to do that for other applications in bulk ? (There is no option to repair on other apps, as on the office) Of course I have shortcuts for majority of these apps on my desktop and that works, but since I'm a perfectionist I would like to have all the apps as well in menu start. Initially I thought that I can see only 64 bit applications there, but it isn't the case, these are mixed both 32 and 64 bit.

    Is there any way to fix that ? Rebuild it somehow ?

    Thanks in advance for all smart ideas & suggestions
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  2.    30 Jul 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2014
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    When you did the upgrade the start menu is reset to default settings.. same thing happened to me and all I had to do was re-pin my programs/apps to the new start menu.

    HTH
    PS Welcome to the forums
    Jeff
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  3.    30 Jul 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    When you did the upgrade the start menu is reset to default settings.. same thing happened to me and all I had to do was re-pin my programs/apps to the new start menu.

    HTH
    PS Welcome to the forums
    Jeff
    I think it's not the case as some of the installed (non-standard) apps were created there while others not. Like for example Flux, FlacSquisher or JDownloader.
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  4.    30 Jul 2015 #4
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    I found the instruction on how to 'edit' the 'All Apps'

    How to move or remove apps in All Apps in the Windows 10 start menu - gHacks Tech News



    I've fixed that by copying the Menu Start from c:\Windows.old\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs to C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs as apparently only the <username> to <username> programs were copied during the installation, but the missing ones could be found in "All Users".
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  5.    14 May 2016 #5
    Join Date : May 2016
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    Worked for me, too


    This fix (copying the old All Users Start Menu files) worked for me, too. And, it was much easier and less invasive than other fixes I have found and therefore much less likely, it seems, to cause future trouble. Thanks!

    I have to say it. This problem has been outstanding since at least July 2015--that's 11 months at the time of this writing--and affects many users. It's not as though this fix is rocket science. SHAME on Microsoft for not fixing the obviously broken Windows 10 upgrade program and SHAME, SHAME on Microsoft for not publishing a fix in the many related forum threads on Answers.Microsoft.Com. How I wish that all those commercial applications available only for Windows were also available or otherwise runnable on Linux. Actually, I don't think it will be that much longer until they are. . . . (Yes, I am aware of Wine, virtualization, etc. As it happens, I wrote one of the first Linux advocacy books, published by O'Reilly. So please don't clutter this thread by trying to enlighten me to the obvious. Thanks!)
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