What to do if app tiles disappeared from windows 10 start menu.

This is a recovery method when all the app tiles disappeared from windows 10 start menu.

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  What to do if app tiles disappeared from windows 10 start menu.


All the tiles of the application pinned to the start menu may disappear.In that case, you can return the layout of the start menu to the default state by the following procedure.

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Cause :

When updating Windows Update or store application, the start menu layout managing the tile information was not updated properly, so it is possible that all the tiles have disappeared.



  Please import the default start menu layout by the following procedure.

① Right click the Start button.

② Select Windows PowerShell (Admin).

right-click-menu click the run as Admin.

③ If the User Account Control screen is displayed, select Yes.

User Account Control Select yes

④ Type the following command and press Enter.

reg add HKCU\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer /v LockedStartLayout /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f


Windows PowerShell Type the command

⑤ Type the following command and press Enter.

reg add HKCU\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer /v StartLayoutFile /t REG_EXPAND_SZ /d C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\DefaultLayouts.xml /f

PowerShell Type the command

⑥ Shut down Windows and restart the computer.

⑦ Right click the Start button.

⑧ Select Windows PowerShell (Admin).

right-click-menu click the run as Admin.

⑨ If the User Account Control screen is displayed, select Yes.

User Account Control Select yes

⑩ Type the following command and press Enter.

reg delete HKCU\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer /v LockedStartLayout /f


Windows PowerShell Type the command

⑪ Type the following command and press Enter.

reg delete HKCU\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer /v StartLayoutFile /f


Windows PowerShell Type the command

⑫ That's all.