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8.1 installed apps missing from start screen

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Tablet

    8.1 installed apps missing from start screen


    When I was on Windows 8 I could install an app from the store and it would automatically put a tile for it on the start screen. After upgrading to 8.1 it stopped doing that. Now after I install an app I have to search for it and right click and tell it to pin to the start. Is there any way to have a tile automatically put on the start screen after install with 8.1?

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  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I don't think so, they go on the "All Apps" screen by default. I actually like it that way, less clutter and I only have what I actually want on the main Start Screen.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    I lost 42 apps, just poof disappeared. They showed under "Your Apps" as uninstalled, but they wouldn't reinstall. I tried every fix I could find short of the refresh because I didn't want to lose my installed programs. My son had recently installed a game on my laptop and noticed something strange. He mentioned it to me, and I looked and my user was "hidden". I unselected the "hidden" box under "Properties" for my user, and as soon as the changes were applied (took about 6 minutes) EVERYTHING was back to normal! From the desktop, I went to the File Explorer, to OS(C/Users, right clicked on my user name (You may have to select "Show Hidden in "View") and selected "Properties", deselected the checkbox for "Hidden" and selected "Apply" and its fixed!
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  4. #4


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by ElAguila View Post
    When I was on Windows 8 I could install an app from the store and it would automatically put a tile for it on the start screen. After upgrading to 8.1 it stopped doing that. Now after I install an app I have to search for it and right click and tell it to pin to the start. Is there any way to have a tile automatically put on the start screen after install with 8.1?
    I don't think you want that. It was a real pain in 8. They put tiles for every .exe - even the uninstallers and I was constantly cleaning up tiles.
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8.1 installed apps missing from start screen
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