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    Desktop app missing


    Today I saw desktop app was missing. Any one faced the same? How to get it back.

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    What do you mean by Desktop app?
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    Go to Start/all programs/find the app and right click. Then select pin to desktop and see if that works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    What do you mean by Desktop app?
    App in start screen while clicking leading to desktop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
    Go to Start/all programs/find the app and right click. Then select pin to desktop and see if that works.
    I am not finding it in all apps. I searched in store also.
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    Is it a desktop app? If so, is it listed in "Programs and Features" in the Control Panel?

    You could try typing it from start screen. Does it show up there?
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    I think the OP is referring to his Desktop tile...
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    Ok. I see. Silly me

    Hmm....Type "desktop" while on the start screen? Will it show up that way? If so, right click for option two pin?

    I'm on my phone so I can't experiment.
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    If it does not show in 'all apps' where you can pin it to the start, open an admin command prompt and run sfc /scannow
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    Quote Originally Posted by L V Gandhi View Post
    Today I saw desktop app was missing. Any one faced the same? How to get it back.
    Hello LV,

    If you mean the desktop app on your Start screen, then the tutorial below may be able to help restore it for you.

    Desktop - Restore Missing Tile on Windows 8 Start Screen

    Hope this helps.
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