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  • More problems with Win10 FCU – missing icons, no Start entries

    Posted on October 21, 2017 at 18:26 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I saw a screenshot of this, but didn’t believe my eyes.

    From a post by KevinWash1 on the MS Answers forum:

    I just upgraded to the Windows 10 Fall creators update after the update I now have missing icons for some of my store apps they are completely gone from the start screen and if I search through Cortana they do not come up some of the icons on the task bar are missing however if I click on the missing icon blank area I get a highlight under mouse and the app launches all of the missing apps on the start screen do show up in the apps list when I go into settings so they are on the computer if I go to the store and search for the missing apps I get the prompt saying they are installed and when I click launch they will launch properly from within the store, but that is the only way.

    Microsoft’s Jestoni Mac confirms in Missing apps after installing Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

    After installing the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, some apps are missing from the Start Menu on some devices.  The missing apps are no longer pinned in the Start Menu, nor are they in the list of apps.  If I search for the app, Cortana is not able to find it and instead points me to the Store to install it.  But the Store says that the app is already installed.

    Later in that same thread,

    I also upgraded to FCU using Microsoft account. My user folder suddenly changed; In the Creators Update itself, my username and user folder name are truncated from say ‘Johndoe’ to ‘Johnd’ after upgrading from Anniversary Update. Now moving from CU to FCU, my username changed back to Microsoft account name ‘Johndoe’. I lost access to ‘Store’ app and many UWP apps and my files in library.

    There are some solutions proposed in both of those threads, but nothing seems to work.