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Lost startup tiles

  1. #1


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8

    Lost startup tiles


    I ran a virus program to get rid of that "Visual Bee" and not only did it not get rid of it , I lost some of the tiles on the start up page. The one in the left corner that takes you to the desktop is gone. Does anyone know how to restore those tiles?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,578
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Homer,

    The tutorial below can help restore the missing Desktop tile. What other's are missing?

    Desktop - Restore Missing Tile on Windows 8 Start Screen

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8


    I donít know what others are missing but I went to the tutorial and did the unpin and then pin method both as a strait log on and then as an administrator. Neither worked . I then went through the process of downloading the ZIP file and extracting the shortcut to the desktop, then pasting it into the program files and I saw it there in the folder but it failed to restore it to the start menu. I will keep messing with it and maybe I'll come up with a fix. Thanks for the help I appreciate it.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,578
    64-bit Windows 10


    Did you scroll the Start screen all the way to the right to see if the Desktop tile just needed to be dragged back to the left side?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8


    I just did and it's there, the last one on the right. Thank you for all the help.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,578
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news. You're most welcome.
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