Pin\unpin to Start Menu Not Working in Windows 10

 Pin\unpin to Start Menu Not Working in Windows 10

Cant pin \ unpin tiles in start menu, only after reboot changes appear

 

most used \ recently added list's also do not work

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Same problem here. Moving tiles around will sometime force a refresh. I hope MS fixes this soon.

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Making the Windows 10 Start Menu Work Again

There can be multiple reasons for the broken Start Menu and as usual, one solution cannot fit everywhere. Still, you should definitely give the following a try and who knows, the Start Menu starts working again, saving you from a full reset or reinstalling Windows 10 again.

Do backup any data you’ve saved in the Modern Apps  as all of them will be re-installed. Desktop software and apps won’t be affected though.
  1. Open Windows PowerShell as Administrator

    Method 1:

    1. Press Windows Key + R on your keyboard
    2. Key in PowerShell and hit Enter.
    3. Right click on the PowerShell icon on the taskbar and select Run as Administrator.


    Method 2:

    1. Right click Start button
    2. Choose Command prompt (Admin)
    3. Key in Powershell in the black window and hit Enter.
  2. Paste the following command in the Administrator: Windows PowerShell window and press Enter key:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
    
  3. Wait for PowerShell to execute and complete the command. Ignore the few errors (in red color) that may pop up.
  4. When it finishes, try hitting Start and hopefully it’ll start working. If not, this solution won’t apply to you, unfortunately.

Are you able to solve it for you by following the procedure mentioned above or it fails? If it it fails, do make sure that you ran Powershell as Administrator (window will be called Administrator: Windows PowerShell ) and gave the command enough time to execute.

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Ending up reinstalling,start menu fixed itself,after installing Kaspersky.IS v16 it broke again.

Reinstalled again,used Bitdefender Total Security 2015,no problem's with start menu since.

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I have this problem too.

But this solution not solve for me.

This solution only clear unpinned app and add pinned app.

Don't solve for pin/unpin app instantly.

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this solution didn't work for me

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Okay i found solution, that worked for me.

In another post i found right answer:

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Are any of you by any chance using Kaspersky Internet Security?

According to this post - http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-start/pin-to-start-not-working/8346bb8c-2e7b-4408-968c-bdd26c3aa619

KIS seems to be the problem. The issue is now reported to Kaspersky here - http://forum.kaspersky.com/index.php?s=cb56fc2b7341ec47d384af0f9b24412d&showtopic=328331&pid=2443905&st=0&#entry2443905

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Okay i found solution, that worked for me.

In another post i found right answer:

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Are any of you by any chance using Kaspersky Internet Security?

According to this post - http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-start/pin-to-start-not-working/8346bb8c-2e7b-4408-968c-bdd26c3aa619

KIS seems to be the problem. The issue is now reported to Kaspersky here - http://forum.kaspersky.com/index.php?s=cb56fc2b7341ec47d384af0f9b24412d&showtopic=328331&pid=2443905&st=0&#entry2443905

Not using Kaspersky Internet Security and still having trouble pinning and unpinning on my tablet; using Microsoft's Windows Defender. Guessing there might be multiple causes or related issues.

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This solution only clear unpinned app and add pinned app.

Don't solve for pin/unpin app instantly.

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Did not work... no change.  This problem is only on one of the two computers I converted to Win10.  My laptop works fine and I'm able to pin my programs to the start menu.  My desktop about half of the programs I want there won't pin.  Dragging and dropping results in a little NO icon on the dragged icon.  Right clicking and selecting pin to start simply doesn't work. 

All of the programs in question pin just fine on the other computer.

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After having a few days without issues , I have begun having the same problem. - No start menus, no search, no Action Center. I'm using a Tablet. I examined the windows update status and saw that there were pending updates (45%). I also saw that there was less than 1gb of available space on the Tablet. Thinking that the problem might be related to space, I started a cleanup. Oh, I also determined that although I had set the device to create system backups it had done NONE so I didn't even have an image to revert to... Anyway, I cleared up some space and the windows update proceeded including the cumulative update from 08/17-18. Still no start menu. I did the power shell and I didn't get a few RED errors, ALL of the lines were errors!! Looked like a path problem!  HELP!

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Unfortunately it is becoming abundantly clear that Win10 is not anywhere near ready for prime time.  I have not upgraded (or tried) three different computers.  One was a complete failure and would not upgrade at all, reverting to Win7 after several hours of "upgrading".

I though the other two were OK but I was mistaken.... small flaws and problems all over the place, each with its own set of problems: inability to change the icons on items, inability to pin programs to the start menu, items missing all over the place from the start menu | all apps even though if I go to the folder the apps are in fact there... just that start can't see them!

I'm spending my days trying to fix Win10 rather than do productive work.  Frustrating beyond belief that Microsoft would release such crappy software for a new operating system.

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