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Store - Restore Missing Tile on Start Screen in Windows 8


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Store - Restore Missing Tile on Start Screen in Windows 8
This will show you how to restore the default Store app tile on the Start and Apps screen if missing in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.
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How to Restore Missing Store Tile on Start and Apps Screen in Windows 8 and 8.1
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This will show you how to restore the default Store app tile on the Start and Apps screen if missing in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.
How to Restore Missing Store Tile on Start and Apps Screen in Windows 8 and 8.1


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This tutorial will show you how to restore the default Store app tile on the Start and Apps screen if missing in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.


EXAMPLE: Store Tile on Start Screen in Windows 8
Store_Tile_on_Start.jpg



Here's How:

1. Open the "Apps" screen, and look for the Store app. (see screenshot below)
Apps-Store.jpg

2. If the Store app is not there, then go to step 4 below.

3. If the Store app is listed, right click or press and hold on the Store app to check it, click/tap on Pin to Start, and go to step 11 below. (see screenshot below step 1)

4. Click/tap on the download button below to download the Store.zip file below.
download

5. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

6. Open the .zip file, extract (drag and drop) the Windows Store shortcut to your desktop.

7. Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog, then copy and paste the path below into Run, and click/tap on OK.
%ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

8. Copy and paste the Windows Store shortcut (step 6) into the Programs folder (step 7). (see screenshot below step 10)

9. If prompted, click/tap on Continue and Yes (UAC) to approve the copy. (see screenshot below)
continue.jpg

10. Right click or press and hold on the Desktop shortcut, and click/tap on Pin to Start. Close File Explorer. (see screenshot below)
folder-store.jpg


11. Open your Start screen, scroll all the way to the right until you see the Store tile, then drag and drop the tile to where or what group you like on your Start screen.

NOTE: You may also need to resize the tile to be small again if you like.




That's it,
Shawn


 
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Shawn, please fix this.
I came across this:

I HATE Windows 8 but here may be a fix...


i lost tiles in Windows 8...

copy and paste into a admin prompt...

powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml


hit Enter.


Now in that same Administrator Command Prompt type or paste:

start "" "ms-windows-store:"


Love y'all, merry Christmas
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Hello Carmine,

The first part in your post would be to re-register the Store. The next part in your post is just a command to open the Store.

Where was this from? :)
 

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I followed all the directions, replaced the store program/app/tile and it still doesn't work. It takes a little longer, but it still just returns me to the desktop, just as it had before.
 

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Pulling Hair out(not much left). Scenario : Windows Store. : "USED" to say on the Tile "26"(imagine that meant 26 UPdates,dunno). Clicked on it because it said "UPdate now to 8.1", then it flashes, and goes back to the APPS w/Start with "26" gone. Photo Tile is missing also. Read and followed "Silverhand92's" Thread. NOW, I get this(SEE Attachment). Capturefigures.PNG I have changed Accounts again, doesn't work. Tried "diago", DISM RestoreHealth,SFC /scannow, etc etc.
 

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