Fixing Widows Start and Apps don't work?

MikeHawthorne

Essential Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#1
Hi

My friend called and his apps and start button don't work.
I had him run SFC /scannow and that didn't find anything.

The next solution was to reinstall all the apps.

He is trying to do this through the command prompt by running.

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach

{Add-AppxPackage

-DisableDevelopmentMode -Register

"$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

But when he tries to run the last line it always says it can't find path.
Unspecified path.

I'm assuming that it should say something in the "InstallLocation" but what?

I got this information from this post....

Has your Windows 10 Start menu stopped working? Here are four ways to fix it

Anyone know what's going wrong here?

Mike
 


MikeHawthorne

Essential Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#3
Hi

That's seems to be exactly the same as the lines above, and it won't run the last line.
The first 3 lines work.

I'm trying to not have him reset his computer, but it may come to that.

I think this may be do to an update, but I'm not sure.

Mike
 


MikeHawthorne

Essential Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#4
Hi

Got it fixed, it was tough getting to the settings screen without having the start menu work, but once there I had him look for Windows updates.

There was a new update available and after running it the computer was working after rebooting.

Mike
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#5
To the Add-AppxPackage part of that command the Path part, if not declared with the positional switch -Path, needs to be the first argument.


Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | ForEach { Add-AppxPackage "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppxManifest.xml" -Register -DisableDevelopmentMode }
 


MikeHawthorne

Essential Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#6
Thanks that makes sense, as I said we did finally get it fixed.
A Windows update caused it and another one fixed it.
 


BIGBEARJEDI

Fantastic Member
Premium Supporter
#7
Yes, "We" did, but I think we also got a little lucky on this one... :clover::clover: ;)
 


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