Windows 10: Start menu missing all installed programs/apps and pinned items

Discus and support Start menu missing all installed programs/apps and pinned items in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I'm running windows 10 Pro 1903 and have been having some trouble with my start menu. The other week pinned items would not work so I done a repair... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by RamboMcMutNutts, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. Start menu missing all installed programs/apps and pinned items


    I'm running windows 10 Pro 1903 and have been having some trouble with my start menu.

    The other week pinned items would not work so I done a repair install to fix the problem.

    Today suddenly most of my pinned items on the start menu have mysteriously vanished and all my installed programs and apps are missing from the start menu completely! Searching for them in the start menu brings up nothing and the only way to see if they are installed is to go into add remove programs or to go into the install directories to find them.

    I just completed another repair install thinking this would fix the problem but it still remains.

    I also have this strange unidentified entry in the start menu ms-resource:AppName/Text

    *Confused

    :)
     
    RamboMcMutNutts, Jul 8, 2019
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  2. Files missing from "Start Menu" "All Programs"

    RE: WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE 32bit, Files missing from "Start Menu" "All Programs" list.

    I have several "start menu" programs missing in my "all programs" list. One of the missing entries is the "accessories" folder and all related files.

    As far as I can tell all of the missing files are on the system and they can be found by using the "start menu search" facility. This problem is occurring with other users but I can not find a solution which works to get things back the way they were after installing the OS.

    I am seeing the missing apps and other items at this location in iexplore.exe %allusersprofile%\Start Menu\Programs .

    Everything I have tried to get these items back into my "start menu" "all programs" list has been met with failure except creating a shortcut. A shortcut is not the real fix as it leaves two entries in the folder.

    When I right click on the highlighted "all Programs" box, in the start menu, a small options list pops up, if "open all users" is selected a new window pops up. Inside that window I can click on the programs folder where I can see the missing entries that should appear on my "all programs" list plus those which I presently see on my "all programs" list together in a single directory listing.

    How can I get the above directory list of programs back into the "start menu" "all programs" area so I do not have to go through this extra window and select the programs folder to locate what I wish to run?

    I also noticed my accessories folder has a lock on it while I am in the primary user administrator account. If you know how to get rid of the lock it would be helpful however I can find that information when I get a chance to look up the answer?

    I noticed some hidden (first tier) folders on the C: drive which I made visible while leaving protection on the OS folders. I can now see these folders in an iexplore.exe directory listing. This did not fix the problem in the "all programs" file selection list and I do not remember if this folder was hidden when the OS was installed.

    When I opened up the system to allow a login directly into the Administrator account everything shows up the same as it did when the OS installed along with all other programs installed afterward.

    After some progress I am still here *Bang Head :banghead: and slowly getting closer to an answer. Can anyone help me get there a little faster?
     
    N9ZN-Extra, Jul 8, 2019
    #2
  3. Can't pin programs to Start menu anymore?


    See if these steps help. Some of these steps might require a good amount of time to complete - consider it maintenance downtime.

     
    Slartybart, Jul 8, 2019
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  4. Start menu missing all installed programs/apps and pinned items

    Programs and "all apps" missing from Start menu Windows 10

    Hi Fredrick,



    You will find All apps option in
    Start menu
    of Windows 10 OS.



    Before we assist further, did you check if All apps option is available in
    Start menu?



    If haven’t checked, follow the steps below to see if all the apps installed on the PC in located under All apps.



    • Press Windows logo key on the keyboard and check if
      All apps option is located in the bottom left corner of the
      Start menu
      window.
    • If yes, click on All apps and check if the apps and programs installed on the PC is listed.
    • If you want to pin the programs and apps listed under
      All apps on the Start menu, right click on the program/app and select
      Pin to Start from the context menu.
    • Close the window, click on Windows logo key on the keyboard and check if the program/app is pinned to
      Start menu.


    Write to us with the status of all apps not missing from Start menu on the PC in the same post for further assistance.
    Your reply is most important for us to ensure we assist you accordingly.



    Thank you.
     
    Likhitha V, Jul 8, 2019
    #4
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