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Apps missing after Windows 10 version 21H2 upgrade? Here how to get them again

As We, All know Microsoft Rolled out the windows 10 November 2021 update for Everyone. Compatible Devices Automatically upgrade To latest version. Also, Microsoft Released the Upgrade Assistant tool and media creation tool for a smooth upgrade process. But not everyone is having a smooth upgrade experience. While the update brings a number of changes and additions to Microsoft’s operating system, it has also brought problems for some people. Some Users Report After upgrading to Windows 10 version 21H2 some of the apps are missing from Start menu.

After installing the windows 10 November 2021 update, some apps are missing from the Start Menu on some devices. The missing apps are no longer pinned in the Start Menu, nor are they in the list of apps. If I search for the app, Cortana is not able to find it and instead points me to the Store to install it. But the Store says that the app is already installed.

Apps Missing on Windows 10

Well if you are also struggling with this problem, here apply solutions below to reinstall Windows 10 apps.

  • Before Apply bellow solutions first Check for corrupted system files using system file checker tool.
  • Install System optimizer Tool Like CCleaner And run it for clean junk, Cache, Windows Error files etc. And scan Fix Broken Registry Errors.
  • Restart windows and check Apps are in normal State if not apply next solution.

Repair or Reset Missing apps via Settings

If any specific Apps causing the issue or missing then the Repair or Reset option is a handful solution.

  • Open Settings and select apps.
  • Here under Apps & features tab, scroll down and find the name of the missing app ( For Ex Microsoft Edge Browser ).
  • Click the app and select Advanced options.

Edge advanced options

  • Here First Try the Repair option
  • if Repair does not resolve the issue, you may also try the Reset option, though you might lose any app data that was saved.
  • Once the repair or reset is completed, Restart windows now the app should again appear in the app list and can be pinned to the Start Menu.
  • Repeat these steps for all other affected apps.

reset edge

Uninstall and reinstall the missing apps

If that doesn’t help, simply uninstall the affected apps via Apps & Features and then reinstall them from the Windows Store.

  • Open Settings, and select Apps,
  • Here On the Apps & features tab, find the name of the missing app.
  • Click the app and select Uninstall.
  • Now Open Windows Store and then reinstall the missing app.
  • Once installed, the app should appear in the app list and can be pinned to the Start Menu.

Uninstall and reinstall the missing apps

Re-register all built-in Windows 10 apps

If above methods fail to fix or have issue with the number of apps Then Re-register all Built-in Windows 10 Apps is very helpful to fix.

  • Open Power shell as administrator,
  • Now Type (Copy and paste) the following command on the PowerShell window and hit enter key to execute the command.

Get-AppxPackage -allusers | foreach {Add-AppxPackage -register “$($_.InstallLocation)\appxmanifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode}

Reinstall or re-register default Windows apps in Windows 10

  • This will reinstalls or re-registers all the built-in Windows 10 apps.
  • If showing any red line just ignore and Restart Windows after completing the process
  • Check all apps are in their place and working perfectly.

Go Back To the previous Version

If all the above methods fail, Then simply go back to the previous version of Windows, go to Settings > Update & security >Recovery > Go back to your previous version of Windows. And Fallow on-screen Instructions from here.  

Note: Windows Go Back to the Previous Version of windows option will not appear if more than 10 days have elapsed since your upgrade to Windows 10 November 2021 update.

After Successfully rolling back to the previous version simply Set the windows Defer upgrade option To Delay Install and upgrade new updates. And wait for Microsoft to fix the bug with the next update.

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