Windows 10 Start menu working fix

 In Studio, Windows 10

Windows 10 Start menu working fix

We’ve been working on the studio machines under windows 10 for a while now and everything has been going well… until one of the machines had the Windows 10 Start menu and Cortana issue arise. Having tried all the Windows 10 Start menu and Cortana fixes we found on the internet with no success we came across this Windows 10 Start menu working fix that really worked!

So what worked?

What worked for us is before running the powershell command delete the TileDataLayer folder in the AppData folder. (Make sure you have “Show Hidden Files” marked in your file settings in the control panel). You may need to delete this from the powershell as Windows 10 will report the directory is in use with another program.

C:\Users\*youraccountname*\AppData\Local\TileDataLayer

The easiest way to open the powershell is to create a new empty folder on your desktop. Open the new folder and go to the file menu. From here you can open a Administrator powershell console.

Windows 10 start menu missing fix powershell

Once we deleted the folder we did the command line solution below:

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

Don’t be worried by the red error messages that will appear, Windows will now be rebuilding all the tiles from scratch… This will take a bit of time, all good things to come those who wait. When the repair has completed, reset your machine and you’re back in business. You may find a couple of missing tiles. Just remove them from the list and add in any old tile apps and details to get your emails etc. working again.

Hope this Windows 10 Start menu working fix works for you. It saves having to loose a lot of data and spend ages setting everything back up.

 

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