"All Programs" List not visible

When I click on the start button and then click "All Programs", nothing is visible. I don't even remember how long it's been that way because I seldom use that function. I just know it hasn't always been that way. Any ideas?

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Last updated February 27, 2018 Views 1,464 Applies to:

Hi falcon409,


It appears that if you something close to 70 or more shortcuts/folders in the combined All Users & User Start Menu/Program folders, the All Programs list will end up being blank/empty.


Here’s a workaround to fix the problem.


1.     Click on Windows orb to open the Start Menu.

2.     Right click on All Programs and select Open.

3.     Double click on Programs folder. There should be a list of folders.

4.     Create a new folder.

5.     Select a bunch of folders from the Programs folder and drag the folders to the new folder.

6.     Restart your computer and check if programs are listed when you click on Start > All programs.

7.     Repeat the steps given above till the list appears in All Programs.



That should be it.


Shinmila H - Microsoft Support

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