Some Win32 apps missing from Start menu "All Programs" list and search
I have a screenshot here where Outlook 2013 is not appearing on the Windows 10 "All Programs" menu on Start.
This is one of many examples that I have. I have many other programs that are missing. Which specific programs are missing seems to be random, most of them are there but maybe 10-15% are not.
Programs that are missing also do not show up in search results on the Start menu. If I try to pin them to Start from File Explorer, that doesn't work either.
All in all, this is pretty annoying. For apps that don't appear on Start, the only way for me to launch them (aside from pinning them to the taskbar) is to find a shortcut in File Explorer and launch it from there.
I've tried resetting the Windows Search index, and I've made sure that the "Start Menu" folder is included in the index. Not sure what else to do.
Any ideas? Thanks.
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I too have this problem in build 10240, with all available patches. Search index is freshly built and up-to-date. The problem remains: "All Apps" does not show all my apps, and searching for the missing apps doesn't find them either. Starting the shortcut manually from ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs works fine; the problem is not the programs themselves. It is the Start Menu.
Hi Aaron/Dr Pizza/Stanzilla
I am working to get some folks on the product team engaged with this issue. It being the weekend doesn't help of course but I'll come back with more news as soon as I have it.
The issue seems to affect people with more than 512 apps in their "All apps" list. To tell whether you're one of them:
- Bring up the Start menu and search for Windows Powershell
- Run Windows Powershell
- Run the command "Get-StartApps | measure" (without the quotes) in the command window
If you see a number larger than or equal to 512 you are affected by this issue. We are working on a fix to this issue.
I have the same problem, I had a little over 500 apps listed and after a secure reboot all my start menu links were gone and they're missing now from all apps, too. There is no way to get Windows to recognize them again. Very annoying bug.
I brought down the number under 500 by deinstalling some stuff, but it still doesn't work. Hope this gets fixed real soon or I'll have to look at third party software for the start menu...
Sad to hear. I could try another Start menu, but that doesn't fix the issue that Windows search doesn't find the apps, either. And that is my preferred method of startings apps since Win 8.1, I don't need a Start menu to do this.
I'll consider doing a clean install.
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