Windows Update for Windows 10 Enterprise / Start Menu

Post date: Jul 11, 2017 1:26:40 PM

During an update last night, the active view pane in the start menu for Windows 10 was cleared, and all the shortcuts were replaced with down pointing arrows. Even though the shortcuts are gone, you can get them back without having to do a restore.

Note: This is not a fix for this issue, but a work around.

Open PowerShell as Administrator, and then copy/paste this script:

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

Once the script completes you will have all your start menu shortcuts restored in the left side vertical panel. You will still have to go in and reorganize the main active view pane for start.