How To Mend Crashing Windows 10 Start Menu

Start Menu is considered the sole of all Microsoft Operating Systems, the uproar that ensued when Microsoft abandoned Start Menu in Windows 8 is the proof of the popularity of this on small button. There is no denying the fact that Start Menu is the gateway to all your system files and folders and makes managing everything on the PC considerably easy. Microsoft introduced new changes to the layout and functionality of the Start Menu in its latest OS Windows 10. However, as with all the new software releases some errors and bugs are to be expected, same is the case with Windows 10 Start Menu. People have been clamoring about Start Menu on their system not uploading when they start PC, Start Menu crashing unexpectedly, Start Menu programs not opening and similar other faults. But fortunately there is nothing to worry about, we have some solutions that you can employ to get rid of any Start Menu glitches.

Before we proceed ahead with out solution, do try basic problem solving techniques such as try closing and opening Start Menu, maybe hit Windows key on the keyboard to see it open Start Menu or restart the system to see if it comes back on. If nothing works then see out guide below to fix the problem. However, we warn you that since Start Menu is an important component of your Windows 10 OS so follow the instructions with extreme care because slight mistake can corrupt your Windows copy.

How to recover Windows 10 Start Menu:

1 – Follow the file path exactly as given below to get Start menu to work somewhat.

%APPDATA%\Local\TiledataLayer\Database\Directory

2 – Hit Ctrl + A to select all items in the directory folders and press Shift + delete to permanently delete all of them.

3 – Now Restart your PC.

4 – Once the system is back on, type Windows PowerShell in the search box on the Task bar. Click on it to open a command prompt window.

5 – Type the following command in the prompt window and hit enter:

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

6 – All done. Close Microsoft PowerShell. Start menu should work properly now with all default programs installed on it.

NOTE: Exercise extreme caution while entering commands mentioned in the above guide as a small mistake could give rise to more issues.

Also See: How to uninstall apps and programs in Windows 10 & Skype for Windows 10

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