Windows 10 Settings Will Not Open From Start Menu

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This post was originally published on March 6, 2018
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Windows 10 Settings Will Not Open From Start Menu

Windows 10 “Settings Gear” in the start menu does nothing when clicked.  Using a right-click to create a start menu shortcut for settings does work.  Reported on Windows 10 v1607 and higher.

Execute the following powershell commands from the affected computer, logged in as the user having the issue.

Note: If you cannot access the start menu, use <WIN>+<R> and enter powershell, then right-click the powershell icon in the taskbar and choose ‘Run As Administrator‘.

Get-appxpackage -all *shellexperience* -packagetype bundle |% {add-appxpackage -register -disabledevelopmentmode ($_.installlocation + “\appxmetadata\appxbundlemanifest.xml”)}

Get-appxpackage -allusers | foreach {add-appxpackage -disabledevelopmentmode -register “$($_.installlocation)\appxmanifest.xml”}

A restart is always advised after a repair, although some have reported that a restart was not required after this fix.  This is a rapid release support article to address an issue quickly.  Use the above steps at your own risk, Blog Encounters is not responsible for any issues that may arise from use of the above content.  Did this fix work for you?  Be sure and comment to let everyone know!

Tags: #windows10 #techsupport

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