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Missing App tiles / Can't find app using search

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Missing App tiles / Can't find app using search


    I was working on desktop mode and suddenly my screen went black. After about 4 seconds everything returned to normal but when I went to the Start screen all of my application tiles were missing. Except for Desktop & Store tiles, all the others had disappeared. I tried to search the missing apps and pin it to Start but it cannot be found. They wont even show in All apps.
    I don't think the apps are deleted because from desktop I can open image/audio files with Photos and Music app.

    Not sure if the problem maybe a result of me accidently changing the AppData folder to visible a couple of minutes earlier.

    Please, I would like some advice to solve this issue.


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  2. #2

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    If anyone else is having a similar issue try the following.
    Change the properties of the folder "AppData" to be not hidden. Including the files inside it. Worked for me.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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