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Windows 8.1 PC Settings shortcut from start menu deleted

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Windows 8.1 PC Settings shortcut from start menu deleted


    Hi guys.
    I just wanted to hide PC Settings from start menu and i have deleted the PC Settings shortcut from C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\, but the problem is that PC Settings from win8 charm doesn't work any more. I want to restore PC Settings, i don't want to hide it any more.
    Can someone please give me that shortcut for Windows 8.1 ?
    Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Select a system restore point prior to when you deleted the shortcut. Also run Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth in the elevated command prompt.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    I am afraid of system restore and i dont want to do that.
    I just want that shortcut.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Andrey, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you like the tutorial below includes a download for the PC setting shortcut at step 6 that you can use to restore it.

    PC settings - Fix and Restore in Windows 8.1
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  5. #5


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Do not be afraid of using a system restore point, it only undoes changes made from that point: Option 2 of this tutorial will help you, it does not affect your files.

    System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8
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  6. #6


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Do not be afraid of using a system restore point, it only undoes changes made from that point: Option 2 of this tutorial will help you, it does not affect your files.

    System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8
    I am afraid of system restore because that may cause problems for my programs, i think.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Andrey, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you like the tutorial below includes a download for the PC setting shortcut at step 6 that you can use to restore it.

    PC settings - Fix and Restore in Windows 8.1
    I have tried that yersterday and it wasn't working, but now it works thanks

    Thank you guys for support
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  7. #7


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Your welcome
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  8. #8


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    This forum is the best available.
    Good help here.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by aandreyy96 View Post

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Andrey, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you like the tutorial below includes a download for the PC setting shortcut at step 6 that you can use to restore it.

    PC settings - Fix and Restore in Windows 8.1
    I have tried that yersterday and it wasn't working, but now it works thanks

    Thank you guys for support
    Great news. Glad we could help.
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Windows 8.1 PC Settings shortcut from start menu deleted
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