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Deleted the desktop tile from the start screen...

  1. #1

    Deleted the desktop tile from the start screen...


    Hi,

    By accident (), I deleted the default desktop tile (the one that shows your desktop wallpaper) from the start screen. I've tried Recuva 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...

    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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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Did you actually delete it? Or just unpin it?

    If you unpinned it, you can right click in the start menu and choose all programs, then search for Desktop. Right click on it and pin it again.
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    Posts : 650
    Windows 8.1 Pro, iOS 7.1, Elementary OS


    Mini-Tutorial
    I put together a mini-tutorial.

    Click image for larger version

    Right click in Metro and select All apps

    Click image for larger version

    Then, right-click on desktop and press Pin to Start
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  4. #4


    Thanks for your help guys!
    No, unfortunately I didn't just unpin it. I deleted the actual file in the folder:

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    I have a (sometimes annoying) habit of wanting to clean things up... well, this time I took it too far :P

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    United States
    Posts : 650
    Windows 8.1 Pro, iOS 7.1, Elementary OS


    Here, I made a Mediafire download.
    Desktop.Ink

    Hope this can help!
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  7. #7


    Thanks TheGrantFitz, that did the trick! The desktop tile is back in full glory!

    Also thanks to SIL3NTKOD3R, your method might've probably worked as well, although it might be somewhat 'overkill'. Sometimes you gotta go for the simple solution.
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  8. #8


    NP, sfc can help if your system files are corrupted/damaged/deleted. Great way to recover those files, but you fixed the problem Good Job!
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  9. #9


    Posts : 1
    windows 8


    i deleten my Mail tile...can you help me get it back....Gile
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  10. #10


    Posts : 1
    windows 8


    hey, i ahve sam e rpoblem, how i can open Desktop.Ink file?
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