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Deleted the desktop tile from the start screen...

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    By accident (), I deleted the default Photo tile (the one that shows your Photos when it is a 'live' tile) from the start screen (or is it called Metro???). I've tried to locate it in "All Apps" to see if I could still recover the file, and searched the internet and the installation disk. Unfortunately, the file it is nowhere to be found... **I deleted it, not just 'unpinned' it

    Could someone offer this file for download (I assume the file is the same for everyone) or tell me if there's another way to retrieve it?

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. #12

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Go back into the Windows Store and install it again.
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  3. #13

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Go back into the Windows Store and install it again.
    Gone there, went to the "Photo" section, I am not seeing it. I'm taken back Microsoft didn't build a "search" feature here to locate a particular app. In time, the Store will be full of apps, hope Microsoft builds a search feature in an update soon. Back to my inquiry, I've searched there again to no avail
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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Of course there is a search feature. Open the Windows Store, bring up the charms bar and choose search. Or just start typing in the Windows store and it will search for what you type.
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  5. #15

    You are right, and you have cured me here! Thank you Mystere!!! I am so used to seeing a "search" field, figured I'd have seen that in the Store. Well, just start typing and all magic happens.
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  6. #16

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGrantFitz View Post
    Here, I made a Mediafire download.

    Hope this can help!
    Can you please explain how to use this file and what to do with it? I also accidentally deleted my desktop file form the Start folder. I downloaded this file but I have no idea what to do with it.
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