How to make a copy of custom start menu items in Windows 10

Start Menu

The Start Menu will allows to fix apps in order to easily access them. We are even able to group them and manage the size of the tiles at the same time as their width in the Start Menu.

This also takes time, so if at some point we want to save that "item customization"To stay just as productive, after formatting your hard drive or moving to a new computer, there is a way to back up in Windows 10.

How to Copy and Restore Element Layout

In order to make the backup and then restore it from the Start Menu, you must first have the administrator rights. You must also be with the login with which you want to make the copy and restore the disposition of the Start menu. It is best to log in with an administrator account to back up the layout of any other account.

  • We are going to go to c: \ Users \ TuUsuario \ AppData \ Local \ TileDataLayer for each of the accounts that we want to back up the start menu
  • Inside that address is a folder called 'Database'
  • This is where the home menu layout and that includes the mosaics that you have fixed and the groups that you have created
  • We make a copy simple to a safe location

When you want to restore that layout of the start menu again, such as when you do a clean installation of Windows 10, just paste this folder to the same location from where you copied it. When you restore and make a copy, you must not be logged in to the account that you want to restore the arrangement of items.

If you only have one account configured on your system, you must create a second in order to make the copy and restore it.


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