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Accidentally cleared personal info from my tiles

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    Accidentally cleared personal info from my tiles


    I accidentally cleared the personal info from my Tiles:
    Charms --> Settings --> Tiles --> Clear personal info from my tiles.
    Now I have several problems: I can't change back to Live Tiles, etc.
    Eightforums has a tutorial: How to Clear App Live Tile Notification Updates on Start Screen in Windows 8 and 8.1 --> Apps - Clear Personal Info from Live Tiles in Windows 8
    I've searched internet, but nowhere do I find instructions to undo this, to go back to the Original settings.

    My eternal gratitude to the person who can help me solve this.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello DigiCat,

    When you clear personal info from live tiles, it only clears the live tile cache to remove your recent history.

    The live tiles will automatically start repopulating as you open items, so there's nothing else that needs to be done.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Accidentally cleared personal info from my tiles
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