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Fix Apps missing after Windows 10 version 1803 upgrade

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As We, All know Microsoft Rolled out windows 10 April 2018 update for Everyone. Compatible Devices Automatically upgrade To latest version. Also, Microsoft Released Upgrade Assistant tool and media creation tool for 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 upgrade to Windows 10 version 1803 some of apps are missing from Start menu.




After installing the windows 10 April 2018 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.

Fix Apps Missing on Windows 10

Many users have faced an issue after installing Windows 10 version 1803 where some Store apps are missing in the Start Menu but Microsoft Store shows them installed.  Some Other users Report The App icons go missing from the Start menu as well as Taskbar. Some apps missing from Apps & Features list in Settings. Also Apps not appearing in Start menu / Cortana search results, Start menu Pinned apps appearing with a “download” arrow icon. but while attempting to install the apps, Windows Store informs you that the app is already installed.

There is no specific Reason For this problem, Repair windows apps from Settings, Repair or Reset the missing apps can help to get back the missing apps on windows 10. If you are also having the same issue here some recommended solutions to fix Apps missing after Windows 10 version 1803 upgrade.

Basic Troubleshooting

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 on normal State if not apply next solution.

Repair or Reset Missing apps via Settings

With Fall Creators update Microsoft Added option to repair or Reset the windows apps to default setup. If any specific Apps causing issue or missing then Repair or Reset option is handful solution.

To repair or Reset missing apps 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.

Microsoft Edge repair ( Advanced options )
Microsoft Edge repair ( Advanced options )

Here First Try the Repair option or 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.

Reset Edge Browser on windows 10 V1709
Reset Edge Browser on Windows 10 V1803

Repeat this steps for all other affected apps.

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
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. Especially if every built-in Windows 10 app is affected, Rep-register them give a fresh startup.

Open Power shell as administrator, you can do this by Right click on start menu and select Windows PowerShell ( admin ). Now Type ( Copy and paste ) the following command on PowerShell window and hit enter key to execute the command.

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

Re-register all built-in Windows 10 apps
Re-register all built-in Windows 10 apps

This will reinstalls or re-registers all the built-in Windows 10 apps. If show any red line just ignore and after complete, the process Simply Restart windows and Check all apps are on their place and working perfectly.




Go Back To previous Version

If all 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 previous Version of windows option will not appear if more then 10 days have elapsed since your upgrade to windows 10 April 2018 update )

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

These Are the most working solutions to fix Apps missing after windows 10 April 2018 update, Windows 10 apps have disappeared after recent upgrade, Windows 10 default apps missing etc on Windows 10 Computer. I hope After applying above solutions your problem will get solved. Have any difficulty while performing these solutions, query or suggestion about this post feel free to discuss on comments below. Also Read Reset Windows Update Components on windows 10.

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