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Windows 8 - Missing Default tile apps

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  • Windows 8 would not boot. So I ran a refresh. Well this worked however some issues occured after this.

    C:\ permissions changed and I had to give them from command prompt, booting to CD. Now windows applications are loading properly now.

    The only issue I have left is missing Windows Tiles. The default ones like skydrive, messenger, my computer, documents. They do not come up when you type to search either. Control panel I was able to get back by pinning the control.exe file. But this is quite the process for all apps.

    I did notice however that c:\program files\windowsapps was missing completely. I have tried to copy this folder over from another windows 8 machine to see if this would help. Nothing. Even changing the permissions to everyone.

    Is there any way to reload the windowsapps folder and tiles?

    Friday, February 22, 2013 2:39 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    According to your description, the system components seems damaged or broken. Since system refresh also not work, you may try to reset Windows 8 for test.

    PC settings\general\remove everything and reinstall Windows


    Leo Huang
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013 6:15 AM

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  • SFC /scannow was also attempted. With no luck.
    Also created a new user profile with no change.
    • Edited by doubledd2 Friday, February 22, 2013 4:48 PM update
    Friday, February 22, 2013 4:02 PM
  • Hi,

    According to your description, the system components seems damaged or broken. Since system refresh also not work, you may try to reset Windows 8 for test.

    PC settings\general\remove everything and reinstall Windows


    Leo Huang
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013 6:15 AM