Windows 10 Start Menu not showing all shortcuts?

Before someone calls this a duplicate, all the other answers that I've found for this issue claim the problem was fixed in one of the technical previews; however, I'm on the latest version of Windows 10 (having upgraded from Windows 7 a week or so ago) and the problem persists.

I've tried running Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"} in powershell. It completed but nothing changed. I've restarted my computer many times before and after that change.

I've checked several times. I have waaay more shortcuts in the start menu folder than are visible in the start menu. If it run Get-StartApps | measure |findstr Count in powershell and it reports 878 items.

This problem is horrible because typing into the start menu is my primary way of launching programs and it's broken. I've searched for ages and I don't know what else to try. Please help!


Aha! I seem like an idiot now, answering my own question so soon after asking it, but hopefully this will help someone else. This post (which I had seen several times but thought I'd already tried that) fixed it for me! After doing what he suggested (which was to go to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows, right-click the Start Menu folder and select Properties, tick Hidden then click apply and apply to all subfolders and files, then un-hide everything and click ok), within a few minutes I noticed the All Apps buttons on my start menu was saying "new", and a few minutes later all my shortcuts were correctly visible and searchable!

FINALLY I can use Windows 10 properly!

Category: windows Time: 2016-07-31 Views: 11

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