Windows 10: Deleted Cortana Shortcut

Discus and support Deleted Cortana Shortcut in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Yeah, I did that. Now I can not start Cortana on my Windows 10 desktop... Um, what is the target for Cortana? Or how can I make a new Cortana shortcut?... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by razam, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. razam Win User

    Deleted Cortana Shortcut


    Yeah, I did that. Now I can not start Cortana on my Windows 10 desktop... Um, what is the target for Cortana? Or how can I make a new Cortana shortcut?

    :)
     
    razam, Nov 1, 2015
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  2. I deleted Notepad, help?!

    Did you actually delete the file out of the c:\windows\system folder, or did you just happen to delete the shortcut Notepad icon?

    Try typing the word "Notepad" into the Search/Cortana box and see what appears.
     
    Shawn 'Cmdr' Keene [MVP], Nov 1, 2015
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  3. Can't open IE 11.

    Can't open IE 11, is it deleted or blocked? Tried to set up Google as my default search engine (and homepage), things got weird. The shortcut for IE that was on my desktop, said couldn't find the page, Edge couldn't find it, or Cortana. I liked it for
    a browser over Edge, because of it solved my problem of not having a menu bar or being able to save most web pages or Facebook entries. I did delete the shortcut for IE, (thought I could create a new shortcut), but didn't help. Why can't I open it, is it deleted
    somehow, or blocked? thanks, Mike
     
    Mike Snyder12, Nov 1, 2015
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  4. Tony K Win User

    Deleted Cortana Shortcut

    Hi there. Are you speaking about the one on the Taskbar? If so, how did you do that?

    What does pressing WinKey/S do for you?
     
    Tony K, Nov 1, 2015
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  5. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Brink, Nov 1, 2015
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  6. razam Win User
    I have not had Cortana in the taskbar in the recent past. I went to the two start menu locations that I know of...

    1) C:\Users\...\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    2) C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    and I started messing around. I was in the process of customizing the start screen when I realized I had deleted the Cortana shortcut. How can I recreate it?

    By the way, WinKey/S brings up Cortana! Thanks!
     
    razam, Nov 1, 2015
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  7. razam Win User
    Hi Brink, thank you for the info. I guess my real interest at this point is, how can I make shortcuts to the things that are in the C:\Program Files\WindowsApps folder?
     
    razam, Nov 1, 2015
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  8. Tony K Win User

    Deleted Cortana Shortcut

    YW. Glad to be of help.

    Sorry, but you'll have to wait for Brink or others to help you on this. I'm an Insider on build 10576 and don't have access to that folder, nor do I want to take ownership for safety reasons.

    Good luck.
     
    Tony K, Nov 1, 2015
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  9. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Brink, Nov 1, 2015
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  10. razam Win User
    Hi and thanks for your help...

    I am embarrassed to say this, but the Cortana shortcut reappeared after I restarted my computer. Usually I just put it to sleep...
     
    razam, Apr 5, 2018
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