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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:04 pm 
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I have an issue with the "Apps" folder in Classic Start Menu.
This "Apps" folder is completely empty.
Thats one issue - someone may have had the same problem and this is already solved.

Now my question: how do I search this forum for "Apps" and "Folder" or "Menu"? - These search terms are ignored by the forum search function.

Thanks for any ideas and comments - and also for solutions of my empty "Apps" folder problem.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:29 pm 
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Make sure you are running the latest version of Classic Shell. Get the latest version from http://www.classicshell.net/downloads/latest Also which Windows version are you running?

The forum search sucks because it has too many restrictions.

You can search the forum using Google or Bing as follows:

<enter search terms> site:classicshell.net/forum

e.g.1, if you don't know how to change Start button,

In Google or Bing's search box, type: change start button site:classicshell.net/forum

e.g. 2 if you want to know how to add some folder, let's say, 'Videos' to the Start menu, search like this:

In Google or Bing's search box, type: add videos start menu site:classicshell.net/forum

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:31 pm 
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Thank you Gaurav, this really works much better than the forum search.

However, I didn´t find an answer to my empty "Apps" folder problem. This is probably not an issue of Classic Start Menu.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:45 pm 
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Apps folder can be broken in the Start Menu if you are running an incompatible version. That's why I told you to update to the latest version and asked your Windows version. Can any of the Apps be launched via the Windows Start screen/Start Menu?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:41 pm 
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Sorry, I forgot to mention that I of course use the latest version of Start menu 4.2.5

Yes - I can start e.g. Microsoft EDGE from the Windows Start Screen, EDGE does not show up in Start Menu "Apps" folder.
Well - this problem should not bother the developers of Classic Shell too much. The computer, where the problem showed up, was infected by malware before. I could remove the malware and I will try to reinstall the Windows 10 Apps. Let´s see, what happens. By the way, I´m using Windows 10 x64 vers. 1511 Build 10586.63


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So only one app is not showing? What about the other apps like Store, Settings, Windows Feedback etc? The latter two cannot be uninstalled so they must be showing?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:12 am 
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No (zero) app is shown in Start Menu´s Apps folder, it´s completely empty.

In Windows All Apps menu all 35 integrated apps (including Store, Settings, Feedback...) are present. Some work (EDGE e.g.), others don´t (Mail, Contacts) due to previous malware.

I don´t know, which folder or registry entry is mirrored into Start Menu´s Apps folder, so I can´t do further investigations.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:21 am 
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Press Win+R keys together to open the Run dialog and type here:

shell:AppsFolder

and press Enter. Does a folder open in Explorer with your Metro apps listed? Anyway, it looks like the malware damaged something on your PC so the apps folder broke.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:32 am 
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Thanks for your fast answer.

Unfortunately I cannot test that with the affected computer in the moment. This computer belongs to a friend and he left for ski holidays just now.

I will have a look at the mentioned folder at my computer, but at my computer Classic Start Menu really works fine without any problems (also Win10 x64).


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