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  1. Posts : 22,237
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
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       1 Week Ago #20

    Hello HollowKnight, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you copy and paste the path below into the address bar of File Explorer and press Enter, does it open the TileDataLayer folder?

    %LocalAppData%\TileDataLayer
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  2.    1 Week Ago #21

    Yes
    C:\Users\nguyenc\AppData\Local\TileDataLayer <-- This is user, I want to fix
    C:\Users\NO02\AppData\Local\TileDataLayer <-- This is Local Administrator user
    C:\Users\NO01\AppData\Local <- - This is Temporary Local Administrator User, I created with Intention to copy TileDataLayer\Database to C:\Users\nguyenc\AppData\Local\TileDataLayer. There is NO Folder named TileDataLayer, though NO01's Start Menu Tiles appear and work normally.

    I could run as NO01
    Export-StartLayout -Path Layout.xml but I dont have GPO Edit to import it to nguyenc, because I am using Windows 10 Home Edition.

    Thank you
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  3. Posts : 22,237
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
    Thread Starter
       1 Week Ago #22

    Odd. You might create another temp account to see if it may have the needed folder after signing in to it.
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  4.    1 Week Ago #23

    I've done as you suggested but there is no TileDataLayer folder.
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  5. Posts : 22,237
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
    Thread Starter
       1 Week Ago #24

    In that case, you might give a repair install a try to fix this without losing anything.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
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  6.    1 Week Ago #25

    It's really weird. How MS made Windows a messy trash bin, where their developers can put anywhere pieces of info they'd want to. I am tired of using find + grep to find those files. I've been digging in their technet and other IT Pro forums (now moderated by zero-knowledge guys/gals from anonymous forests in India) but still could not find any useful tips. Needles to say I am 20++ years experienced user of many OSes.
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