Windows 10: W10 Pro Start menu problems - can't pin and (almost) empty User menu

Discus and support W10 Pro Start menu problems - can't pin and (almost) empty User menu in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hey. A couple of issues with W10 start menu ( - not sure if they're symptoms of the same thing. This is GA x64 W10 with all current updates installed... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Andi, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. Andi Win User

    W10 Pro Start menu problems - can't pin and (almost) empty User menu


    Hey. A couple of issues with W10 start menu ( - not sure if they're symptoms of the same thing. This is GA x64 W10 with all current updates installed

    1) Pin to start menu doesn't pin anything to the start menu. I wanted to pin File History - R click in control panel, select Pin to Start - doesn't pin. Tested on another machine and it works there.

    2) R click the Start button for the Power User menu - all I see is Network Connections - same result with Win X. Again, works as expected on another install.

    Any ideas to save me doing a re-install?

    Edit - SFC reports no violations.

    Edit - switched to a local account on the machine and PU menu is there and working - so is this a permissions thing? My original account is admin.

    :)
     
    Andi, Aug 6, 2015
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  2. Can't pin to start menu/taskbar (SOMETIMES)

    Ok I have been having problem pinning to the start menu since upgrading from 8.1 Pro to 10 Pro but have been ignoring it but it finally can to rest as an annoying problem.

    The other day I upgraded Office 2013 to Office 365. After the installation was complete none of the short cuts were in my start menu or the all app list. I found the directory where they were installed and start clicking Add to start and add to task bar.
    All the application pinned to start except Word, but I could pin it to the task bar. On the other account only a couple office application would pin to either. I ran a repair on office it did not help.

    I was thinking it was a problem with office but now I am having other programs do this so it must be a Windows 10 issue (my computer).

    Today I tried to pin Hyper-V manager to the start menu, it would not pin. Pinning to the taskbar worked just fine.

    I can't really find a pattern to what will pin where and what won't.

    I have run the scan disk and the repair and also the Dism cleanup-image and restorehealth.

    Any other suggestions?

    *** Edit

    Ok looking a the file system the shortcuts seem to be there but I can't see them in the start menu. Is there a way to reset just the start menu or refresh it? I am assuming the shortcuts for the start menu are at the following location.

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
     
    John J. Hughes II, Aug 6, 2015
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  3. Plea for help to find Outlook (the start menu isn't working)

    Thank you Sahil. It's Outlook 2007 (there isn't a shortcut button on the desktop or pinned to the task bar, so given that the start menu is empty I can't get to it). Help!
     
    Mick-the-mooch, Aug 6, 2015
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  4. Andi Win User

    W10 Pro Start menu problems - can't pin and (almost) empty User menu

    Win X menu problem resolved by copying win X group files from users/default appdata to users/me appdata.
     
    Andi, Aug 6, 2015
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