Apps Re-register Start Menu in Windows 11


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The Start menu is comprised of three sections: Pinned, All apps, and Recommended. The Start menu contains shortcuts of all your apps, settings, and files.

If the Start menu is not opening or working properly, then re-registering the Start menu may help fix it.

This tutorial will show you how to re-register the Start menu for your account (current user) or all users in Windows 11.


If you get the Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073D02, The package could not be installed because resources it modifies are currently in use error message below when running the command in option 1 or 2, you will need to kill the Windows Shell Experience Host process in Task Manager, and run the command again afterwards.

Stop-Process -Name "StartMenuExperienceHost" -Force

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EXAMPLE: Start menu

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Option One

Re-register Start Menu for Current User


1 Open Windows Terminal, and select Windows PowerShell.

2 Copy and paste the command below into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

3 When finished, you can close Windows Terminal if you like.

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Option Two

Re-register Start Menu for All Users


You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.


1 Open Windows Terminal (Admin), and select Windows PowerShell.

2 Copy and paste the command below into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

3 When finished, you can close Windows Terminal (Admin) if you like.

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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