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How to Fix Can’t Pin Applications to Start Menu in Windows 10

by Karen Jodes technology world

Windows is one of the most user-friendly operating systems that allows you to pin several applications and programs to the start page. Several users complained that sometimes when they try to pin a specific application, they face several errors =. In this article, we will show you all possible solutions to fix can’t pin applications to the start menu in Windows 10.

Use Group Policy Editor:

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Tap Windows + R hotkey on your keyboard to open the Run command prompt.
  2. In the Run command-line type “gpedit.msc” and then click “Enter” or Hit “OK” button.
  3. In the left side, pane selects “User Configuration” and then clicks “Administrative Templates” and Click “Start Menu and Taskbar.”
  4. In the right side, pane selects “Prevent users from customizing their Start Screen.”
  5. Click “Not Configured” and then select “Apply” and hit “OK” to save your changes.
  6. After the process, your issue should be fixed.

Use the Windows PowerShell

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Tap the Windows + S button on your keyboard to launch the PowerShell.
  2. Right-tap on “PowerShell” from the list appears on your screen and then selects “Run as administrator.”
  3. Now you need to enter the given command into the Windows PowerShell search tab:

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

  • Here you need to wait until the PowerShell process finished, and you need to ignore the error which appears on your screen.
  • Now restart your device and then check for improvement.

Perform System File Checker

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Tap the Windows + X button on your keyboard and then select “Command Prompt” in the dropdown menu. You can also use “PowerShell.”
  2. You need to type “sfc /scannow” and then click the “Enter” button on your keyboard, now you need to wait for the scan to complete.
  3. You need to pin the application to the start page now.
  4. If you still can’t pin the application on Start Menu, this issue may be file corruption.

Restart Explorer within Taskbar Manager

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Tap “Ctrl + Shift + Esc’ button on your keyboard to open “Task Manager.”
  2. In the search field type “Task Manager” and select “Processes tab.”
  3. Select “Windows Explorer” that appears on the bottom of the list and then select the “Restart” option that appears on the bottom-right of the task manager dropdown menu.

Use Regedit to Change Start page layout

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Tap the Windows + R button on your keyboard to open The Run command prompt.
  2. In the Run Command search field type the given command:
  3. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer
  4. Now you need to change “LockedStartLayout” from value 1 to 0.

Create a New User Account

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Tap the Windows + I button to launch the settings application on your device.
  2. Now select the “Account” button.
  3. In the dropdown menu, select “Family and other people.”
  4. On the right side, pane clicks “Add someone else to this PC.”
  5. Click “I don’t have this person’s sign-in information.”
  6. Now you need to select “Add a user without a Microsoft account.”
  7. Here you need to enter your desired user name and then tap “Next.”
  8. After the above process, you need to log in with the newly created account.

Disable PowerShell

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Tap the Windows + S button on your keyboard and type “windows features” in the search field. Now click “Turn Windows features on or off.”
  2. Now the Windows features menu will appear on your screen. You need to click “Windows PowerShell 2.0 and then hit the “OK” button to save your change.
  3. Now restart your operating system and then check the issue resolved.

Delete TileDataLayer Directory

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Tap the Windows + r button on your keyboard and type “services.msc” and then tap the “Enter” button or hit “OK.”
  2. In the service window that appears on your screen, find “Tile Data model server” and right-tap on it, and then select “Stop.”
  3. Now navigate to “C:\Users\Your_username\AppData\Local” and then find the “TileDataLayer” directory. You need to make a copy of the directory and then save it on your computer.
  4. Now restart your operating system and then check the issue resolved.

Copy Applications to Program Directory

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Remember that before doing this, you need to log in with your administrator account.
  2. You need to find a shortcut that you wish to add on the start menu, right-tap on it, and select “Copy.”
  3. Now navigate to “C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs” directory and then paste your shortcut.
  4. Now launch the start menu, and you can see a new shortcut into the recently added section.

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