Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

App view gone

  1. #1

    App view gone

    I have a problem which I caused. I cannot get any info at the Apps screen. I can move all around the screen, I can search for anything but appís. I went to uninstall and all the programs are there. I in my eagerness to clean up things stopped some program which controls the apps screen. I can call up the task Manager , then wait a minute and all my icons start to populate. I then close the task Manager and I can run any program I want. Some I donít have a desktop icon I just go the program files and select the one I want. Also my grandson uses this PC. He goes in as a different user and its all there, he can get all his apps to display on the screen. How can I get the apps screen back and populated with my programs?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 534
    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP

    You can try deleting your profile and create a new one.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    I also lost the Start screen. I'll try removing my profile but I don't really where to find a profile unless. You mean remove myself as a user. I am the only administretorv so if I delete me as a user then how will I set up a new user?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux Mint 14

    Create a new a administrator account for yourself. Log off. Log in through the new administrator account and delete the previous one.

    Hope I could help
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5

    I tried to create a new user as a administrator but it would not allow me to do it. Went back to look at the taskmgr to see what prog were still running and those disabled or stopped. Then I went to the working user and compared. To difficult as we had a diff set of running progs. I then took my best guess,as it's not working now. Well it got worse so since I need this thing to go I'll refresh again. I did that several months ago and it's ok. I sure hate to have to reload all my programs but it does creat a file of the removed progs. My data,docs,favorites/bookmarks,emails,tasks,contacts will be ok. Thanks for all the ideas and help.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

App view gone

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
unable to view xp computers in network view on 8.1 pc
Dear all - ok I am a forum virgin so go easy on me. We have a 10 pc'c 6 of which run XP Pro two of which run Win7 and two run Win 8.1. I have set us all up as a workgroup with homegroup disabled on the two win8 pc's. I have set profiles on the win7 and win8 all to have shared file on, discover...
Network & Sharing
Panel View / Desktop View switching constantly, no control
Hi Everybody, If anybody could give me some pointers on my problem I would really appreciate it :) I have Windows 8.1 on my HP Pavilion Laptop. I have this problem where after starting my PC, logging in and being dropped into the Panel view, I wait for about 10 seconds... and then the PC...
General Support
File view help
OK, so Windows 8 does a lot of counter-intuitive things that are maddening as hell, but the one that I'm struggling with (today) is how to make each folder view different. I work with photographs quite a bit, and have them sorted into their own folders. These folders are listed by a stock number....
General Support
"All Programs" List View as per Win 7 versus Metro view
Just wondering if Win 8.1 somehow made available a "all programs" list view (as per win 7 start) versus the highly undesirable Metro all programs view ? Can't find any evidence of it ? Is there a way to boot into desktop view directly (as opposed to metro view) yet ? Or am I going to have to buy...
General Support
How to get rid of this view
Hello When i open my computer always shows this view.How to change it. any help would be appreciated. Sorry for my bad English....... Edit : wait just found Tutorial by Brink....
General Support
An interesting view
Reuters The Windows 8 Consumer Preview presentation in February. This opinion is based on using the new release candidate beta that is pretty much what will finally ship after some bug fixes. Itís not that the product out-and-out stinks. It is refreshingly slick-looking and modern, albeit...
General Support
A new folder view?
Well hello! Recently, I've been noticing a trend. It seems like Microsoft might be pushing a new folder view. In your Hotmail or Windows Live account, if you have an email with a photo attached to it, it shows the photo with a little transparent black bar on the bottom of the photo with the...
General Support

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook