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Post-Temporary Profile Issue: Apps not working/not visible

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    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1

    Post-Temporary Profile Issue: Apps not working/not visible


    Running an HP ProBook with Windows 8.1, turned on my laptop this morning only to be signed into a Temporary Profile. Googled a bit and came across Brink's tutorial to fix this by backing up data and deleting something in the registry. This worked to a point; I've got my data and my profile back but now my computer is behaving like I just got it out of the box in a lot of ways. Most of my apps (including many of the pre-installed ones like mail, weather, people etc.) have disappeared, my keyboard settings have gone back to their US standard (which I don't use) and a whole load of other things have reset to default. On top of that whenever I try to open the few apps that I still have like settings and store, they open but minimize to the desktop taskbar instantly and refuse to open full-screen. I've looked at a couple of tutorials online and tried running an sfc full scan but got the message "windows resource resource protection found corrupt files but were unable to fix some of them." What makes this weirder is the fact that when I recreated my personal account I used the built-in admin profile, and while that was still active I could still see things like people and mail in the start screen for that profile. I thought I checked all the permissions in the registry and they seemed fine but I could be wrong...

    1) Can someone please tell me if there's anything else I can do to retrieve my old settings and apps from before I recreated my account?

    2) Can someone please explain why the majority of my apps have disappeared, and why the few that remain refuse to open?

    Thanks

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    did you try: dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth ?
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    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello DS70872, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    For now, you might also see if going through the listed items in the tutorial below may be able to help with your apps.

    Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8
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    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Hi Both, thanks for your replies. I ran the command CountMike gave me and that seemed to clear up a few things; I then ran Windows Update and downloaded about 900mb of updates (presumably replacing corrupted system data?). I still had the same issue with Apps that wouldn't open though, but after trying a couple of things from the article Brink suggested I managed to get settings and store back, and from there just redownloaded everything that was missing. Thanks guys!

    There's just one or two things left that are still giving me grief:

    1) Onedrive is behaving in the same way as the settings and store apps were but I can't figure out how to fix it. I can still access onedrive documents via windows explorer but the full-screen app for it opens then instantly closes again in the same way as the other two apps. When fixing settings I used the following command, and also used a similar one to fix the store: powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\ImmersiveControlPanel\AppxManifest.xmlIs there a similar command applicable to Onedrive? I think that would do the trick

    2) Just a small problem but I can't remember how to get my keyboard back to English extended. Before my computer went weird I had a small tab (on the taskbar I think) that said (EN) and let me change it easily. This has gone now; I've been through my computer settings and I've downloaded the English Extended option but can't work out how to set it to use. I would just leave it but it's swapped some of the punctuation around and it's doing my head in!

    Thanks!
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    2. Control Panel > Languages > English (I guess) > Options > Input Metod..... find which is best match for your KB.

    Input Methods - Add or Remove for Keyboard Layout in Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 18 Dec 2014 at 17:38. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks CountMike, managed to get the keyboard working properly now. All that remains is to fix Onedrive (see above), then everything will be back to normal. Any idea if there's a command similar to the one below (that I used to fix settings) that can be applied to Onedrive?

    powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\ImmersiveControlPanel\AppxManifest.xml
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    Quote Originally Posted by DS70872 View Post
    Thanks CountMike, managed to get the keyboard working properly now. All that remains is to fix Onedrive (see above), then everything will be back to normal. Any idea if there's a command similar to the one below (that I used to fix settings) that can be applied to Onedrive?

    powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\ImmersiveControlPanel\AppxManifest.xml
    Sorry, I don't use Onedrive any more but last time I had trouble with it, I just disabled it and re-enabled it and it was back to stock.
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    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks CM that's probably worth a shot, how do I disable/enable Onedrive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DS70872 View Post
    Thanks CM that's probably worth a shot, how do I disable/enable Onedrive?
    Brink has nice tutorial here:

    OneDrive Integration in Windows 8.1 - Enable or Disable
    Last edited by Brink; 19 Dec 2014 at 11:35. Reason: fixed link
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    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks CM, I just tried using the above tutorial to edit the registry and then change it by group policy, and neither worked. The thing is Onedrive still appears in File Explorer and is accessible that way, it's just that the app for it doesn't run. I think it's not that onedrive itself is causing the problem, I think it's something to do with accessing the app that relates to it (presumably the same thing that was preventing me from accessing the store and settings apps). Based on the powershell command I used to fix the other two apps, it seems possible that the app could be in development mode and by turning this off I could regain access to it (since as far as I can tell from the commands I had for the other two that is what was causing the other problems). If I had the file extension for the AppxManifest.xml for Onedrive (assuming there is one), I could potentially substitute this in the command I used before and maybe that would fix it. Any idea how I could find this?
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