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Desktop tile missing and can't find it in All Apps

  1. #1

    Posts : 11
    Windows 7 Ultimate

    Desktop tile missing and can't find it in All Apps

    Okay, so I don't have this problem anymore. Well, last night, I had noticed that there was no desktop tile and if I typed "desktop" on the start screen there was no app for it Also, "Change PC Settings" wasn't starting. My guess is that it did that because I had a really hard time uninstalling a program so I had to try going by means of registry editing. So I ended up refreshing my computer (from the installation disc since PC settings wasn't working ) Now everything is back to normal. So all I want to know is how I can prevent this from happening again.

    Thank you,


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  2. #2

    Hi there. I always use and advise to run SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8 at least three times before attempting other means.

    Is restore points configured on? I believe that is off by default.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 21,858
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Joseph,

    A good way would be to create a restore point before doing anything that may mess Windows 8 up. This way you could just do a system restore to a restore point dated before the action to undo it.

    Hope this helps,
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