SOLVED Life at a glance icons missing


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The icons on Life at a Glance (the panel you see when clicking the windows key) suddenly disappeared a couple of weeks ago

http://screencast.com/t/Ujhrha39L
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Any help would be appreciated...
 
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Many thanks for your reply, unfortunately this didn't work, I tried both the windows explorer approach and the cmd prompt approach, twice, still the same. The icons against files in windows explorer work perfectly, it just seems to be the ones in life at a glance which are missing...
 

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Life at a Glance is simply a grouping of TILES which you can rename, move around as a group or individually but I get the gist of what you are saying although I would expect that
Filezilla, SerifPlus, OneNote and other tiles (not in life at a glance group) should be exhibiting some icon content as well and they don't seem to be.
 

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Thanks Trouble, this triggered a new search ie missing icons on start menu tiles and I now see I'm not the only one, sadly the fix on http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...art-menu/23c98934-54b8-4933-8520-7e8179f24409 didn't work for me for in case it works for others this is:
  1. Open the Task manager. Here’s a tip: Press CTRL+Shift+ESC.
  2. Click File > Run New Task
  3. Make sure you have a check mark beside “Create this task with administrative privileges”
  4. Type Powershell
  5. Type the following 2 commands in the Powershell prompt:$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + '\AppxManifest.xml' ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers |Where-Object {$_.InstallLocation -like "*SystemApps*"}

6. Close the Powershell window

7. Reboot

It was suggested to try the System File Check so I'm doing this now...
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...em-files/bc609315-da1f-4775-812c-695b60477a93
 

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Solved, but it took quite a few attempts, thanks to https://www.jitbit.com/alexblog/246-resolving-issues-with-store-in-windows-10/ I found the solution.

On this post, you can see 3 solutions, for me, it was the same experience as the poster, ie solutions 1 and 2 didn't work, thankfully, solution 3 worked :)

In case the post is no longer online when you look, Solution 3 is:
Possible solution #3
Right-click the start button, select "Command prompt (Admin)" and type powershell. Then type:

Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted
And then

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
 
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Great.... glad to hear you found something that worked for you, and.....
Thanks for following up on your thread and sharing that information with us.
Much appreciated.
 
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ANOTHER SOLUTION: I tried ALL of the solutions suggested but each time I opened the start menu or hit the windows key my start menu tiles were still missing. I even got through to MS tech support and they could not help. Then I realized that there was nothing wrong with the tiles it was just that the links to the apps were broken. I went to each app I wanted in the Start Menu and right clicked and said "pin to start" and there they were. I don't know what broke the existing links but you just need to pin them again.
 

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