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    Re-register Start Menu in Windows 10

    Re-register Start Menu in Windows 10

    How to Re-register Start Menu in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Apps & Features
    26 Apr 2021
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Re-register Start Menu in Windows 10


    Apps, settings, and files can all be found on the Start menu.

    If the Start menu is not working, then re-registering the Start menu may help fix it.

    This tutorial will show you how to re-register the Start menu for only your account (current user) or all users in Windows 10.

    If you get the Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073D02, The package could not be installed because resources it modifies are currently in use error message when running the command in option 1 or 2, you will need to kill the Windows Shell Experience Host process in Task Manager, and run the command again afterwards.
    Re-register Start Menu in Windows 10-error.png



    Contents







    OPTION ONE

    Re-register Start Menu for Only Current User


    1 Open PowerShell.

    2 Copy and paste the command below into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

    Code:
    Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

    3 When finished, you can close PowerShell if you like.

    Re-register Start Menu in Windows 10-re-register_start_menu_current_user-1.jpg Re-register Start Menu in Windows 10-re-register_start_menu_current_user-2.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    Re-register Start Menu for All Users


    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do this option.


    1 Open an elevated PowerShell.

    2 Copy and paste the command below into the elevated PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

    Code:
    Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

    3 When finished, you can close the elevated PowerShell if you like.

    Re-register Start Menu in Windows 10-re-register_start_menu_all_users-1.jpg Re-register Start Menu in Windows 10-re-register_start_menu_all_users-2.jpg


    That's it,
    Shawn





  1. Posts : 39,972
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #1

    What other troubleshooting options are there for this powershell result:

    Code:
    Windows PowerShell
    Copyright (C) 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
    PS C:\windows\system32> Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelop
    mentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
    Get-AppxPackage : The database disk image is malformed
    The database disk image is malformed
    At line:1 char:1
    + Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost | Foreach {Add- ...
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-AppxPackage], Exception
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.Exception,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.GetAppxPackageCommand
    
    PS C:\windows\system32>

    These steps were already performed:

    a) sfc /scannow
    b) dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    c) in place upgrade repair
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 61,587
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello @zbook,

    It looks like the command got split after -DisableDevelop when pasted into your PowerShell.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 39,972
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #3

    Reran scannow then restorehealth and then made a new copy and paste:

    Code:
    Windows PowerShell
    Copyright (C) 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
    PS C:\windows\system32> Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelop
    mentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
    Get-AppxPackage : The database disk image is malformed
    The database disk image is malformed
    At line:1 char:1
    + Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost | Foreach {Add- ...
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-AppxPackage], Exception
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.Exception,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.GetAppxPackageCommand
    
    PS C:\windows\system32> sfc /scannow
    
    Beginning system scan.  This process will take some time.
    
    Beginning verification phase of system scan.
    Verification 100% complete.
    
    Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.
    PS C:\windows\system32> dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 10.0.15063.0
    
    Image Version: 10.0.15063.0
    
    [==========================100.0%==========================] The restore operation completed successfully.
    The operation completed successfully.
    PS C:\windows\system32> Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelop
    mentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
    Get-AppxPackage : The database disk image is malformed
    The database disk image is malformed
    At line:1 char:1
    + Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost | Foreach {Add- ...
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-AppxPackage], Exception
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.Exception,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.GetAppxPackageCommand
    
    PS C:\windows\system32>
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 61,587
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Does the command look like this in one line below in your PowerShell?

    Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

    Re-register Start Menu in Windows 10-powershell.jpg
      My Computers


  5. Posts : 39,972
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #5

    Powershell is using the same command (copy and paste) however is seems to continue on the next row
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 61,587
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #6

    zbook said:
    Powershell is using the same command (copy and paste) however is seems to continue on the next row
    You might see if you may be able to backspace the command back together on one line before pressing Enter.
      My Computers


  7. Posts : 39,972
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #7

    This was after using backspace:

    Code:
    Windows PowerShell
    Copyright (C) 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
    PS C:\windows\system32> Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Registr
     "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
    Get-AppxPackage : The database disk image is malformed
    The database disk image is malformed
    At line:1 char:1
    + Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost | For ...
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-AppxPackage], Exception
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.Exception,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.GetAppxPackageCommand
    
    PS C:\windows\system32>
    PS C:\windows\system32>


    Code:
    Windows PowerShell
    Copyright (C) 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
    PS C:\windows\system32> Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
    Get-AppxPackage : The database disk image is malformed
    The database disk image is malformed
    At line:1 char:1
    + Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost | Foreach {Add- ...
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-AppxPackage], Exception
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.Exception,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.GetAppxPackageCommand
    
    PS C:\windows\system32>
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 61,587
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #8

    @zbook,

    It seems like something is preventing the command from getting pasted properly even though the last one looks correct.

    What issues are you having with the Start menu? There may be an alternative to fix it.
      My Computers


  9. Posts : 39,972
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #9

    In order to open commands I'm typing control > then opening through control panel

    Typing in the left lower corner search displays results such as:
    best match, apps, etc.
    sometimes these when clicked will launch the application other times they do not

    For example to launch:
    troubleshooting > typed troubleshoot > troubleshoot system settings not launching
    uninstall a program > typed uninstall > add or remove programs system settings not launching
    update > typed update > check for updates system settings > did not launch
    system settings > edit language and keyboard options > did not launch

    all of the above launch with control panel
      My Computer


 

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