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Missing App Tiles on Apps Page in Windows 8.1


etiignh

New Member
Posts
1
#1
Hello:

Recently I was trying to get the graphics card working with the monitor on my new computer with Windows 8.1. After uninstalling and reinstalling graphics drivers a few times, I lost the apps tiles not only in the start page but also in the main All Apps page. So I cannot simply find the apps from there and put them back in the start page.

Most importantly I am missing many windows system apps tiles like Control Panel. I have to now find Control Panel other ways. Can someone please help.

I am also missing the Apps option in the search box from Charms. Now the only available options are Everywhere, Settings and Files. No Apps. Actually Charm Search cannot find Control Panel.

I have also tried
sfc /scannow
It found no problem and nothing to fix, but no improvement either.

I will be happy if I can just get all the default windows system apps tiles back in the All Apps page. I can deal with the rest.

Thank you.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1

Silverhand92

Home IT Guy
Member
Posts
109
#2
Hey, welcome to the EightForums.
Try this:
Windows & R (Run window)
WSReset.exe
Enter.

What this should do is open your Windows Store app, purge its cache files, and reset the store to its default configuration.
From there, you should be able to re-download/install your apps, and the tiles should return to their locations.

Regards,

Silverhand92
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro Media Center x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD Athlon II X4 640 (Propus)
    Motherboard
    MSI MS-7388
    Memory
    4 DDR2 x2GB = 8GB Total
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon R7 250x Pro Series
    Sound Card
    Motherboard Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Westinghouse Digital 22" LED TV
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    465GB Western Digital WDC WD5000AAKB-00H8A0 ATA Device (ATA )
    698GB Seagate ST3750640NA PATA Device (ATA )
    931GB Western Digital WDCWD10EZEX-22MFCA0 (SATA )
    931GB Seagate ST31000528AS SCSI Disk Device (SATA )
    1397GB Seagate ST31500541AS SCSI Disk
    PSU
    Corsair CX750 Bronze PSU
    Case
    Antec 200
    Cooling
    (3) Corsair CF 120 & (1) Corsair CF140mm fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless SB 120 Media AIO Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless SB 120 Media AIO Mouse
    Internet Speed
    250 Mbps
    Browser
    Opera
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    System data courtesy of Speccy; Courtesy of Piriform Software.
  • PC2
    Dell Studio 1555-S