Skip to main content


How To Re-Register The Windows 10 Start Menu


Regardless how well you look after and maintain your computer, loss of stability and/or functionality Is Inevitable. The more activity you perform, such as Installing & uninstalling applications and the like, the more susceptible It Is to corruption. If your Windows 10 "Start Menu" Is part of this equation, then re-registering It may well fix the Issue. In this tutorial, I will show you how to do just that, by simply executing a single command.


Before I begin, the Windows 10 Start menu Is accessed by clicking the Start button on the bottom-left of your computer screen. It will then execute with a GUI as per the Image above. In the event It's not functional, either to some degree or In It's entirety, the first port of call Is to attempt to restore It by re-registering.

To achieve this, I will use the Windows built-In utility named PowerShell. The process Is extremely simple. All that's required on your part, Is to Input a command and hit the Enter key on your keyboard. So without further ado, let's get this tutorial started.

Step One:
If you access PowerShell without elevated privileges and try running the command (that I'll provide shortly), an error message of Access Is denied will be returned.



Step Two:
As a result of the above, PowerShell must be executed with admin rights. To do this, open the Search bar, enter powershell and on the search result at the top, right-click It and select Run as administrator.



Step Three:
If you want to re-register the Start menu for all users on the computer, copy & paste the following command Into PowerShell.
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"} 

In terms of only the current user, do the same by using the command below.
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

The PowerShell window will look similar to this.



Last Step:
Then hit the Enter key on your keyboard. As you can see In my demonstration, It's obtaining a list to re-register the Windows 10 Start menu. This takes less than one second, so If you blink, you'll miss It! You can now close PowerShell.



Final Thoughts:
Although this method Is not 100% guaranteed to work with all Instances of getting the Windows 10 Start menu back to normality, given It's simplicity, It should certainly be used as the first option. If this fails to serve It's purpose, you can try hitting a System Restore, by selecting a Restore Point of when your PC was running at It's optimal state.



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

How To Use Sandboxie In Windows 10

When navigating online and downloading & executing applications, clicking on links, visiting websites that you're not familiar with and so forth, your computer Is vulnerable to being Infected with a virus. The last thing you need, Is to have your sensitive files compromised or hit with a nasty piece of malware. To prevent this, In this tutorial, I will show you how to safely perform all the above and more, by using a software named Sandboxie.

Create A Bootable USB Flash Drive

If you have a Bootable ISO Image file of the Windows operating system, obviously the Intention Is to burn It to disc and boot from your PC thereafter. However, optical drives are slowly being phased out In manufacturing & shipping of new computers, so what do you do from here? The alternative Is to create a bootable USB flash drive, and I will show you exactly how It's done. The process Is quite simple, yet a lot of users fail to grasp the concept.


Open The Command Prompt In Any Directory

A very powerful tool native to the Windows platform, Is the Command Prompt that allows users to perform an array of tasks, such as renaming and deleting files & folders, formatting disks and the list goes on. Sometimes, you need to navigate to certain directories by executing commands, which can be a lengthy and somewhat frustrating process. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to easily open the Command Prompt In any directory/folder of your choice.