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    Excel, word, outlook tiles are missing from the start screen after installing windows 8 updates

    Hi, I put my windows 8 system on run previous night, to install windows 8 updates into my system. Today after opening the start screen i found that, my Outlook, excel, word tiles are missing from the start screen! How can i get back my lost tiles. Any help on this ??

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    Re: Excel, word, outlook tiles are missing from the start screen after installing windows 8 updates

    1)Yes, there was a way to get back your lost tiles from the start screen in windows 8 system!
    2)First of all, go to my computer window by pressing windows + E keys on the keyboard
    3)Now, in the address bar, Paste this path code “%programdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs” → Press Enter
    4)Then all the startup programs will come up on the window
    5)If you find your tiles in that window, right click on the item and then select “Pin to start”
    6)If you are unable to find the tiles in that window, go to start screen → Type the missed tile name and press enter
    7)After founding the lost tile, Right click on the tile → Click on “Pin to start”
    That’s it, your lost tiles will come up to your start screen after doing the above steps!


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    Re: Excel, word, outlook tiles are missing from the start screen after installing windows 8 updates

    To solve this problem follow these steps

    • Go to the desktop of the windows 8
    • Then choose the Windows Explorer
    • Then copy and paste %programdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs in the path
    • Now you can see all the start up programs on the screen
    • Then choose the one which you want to add to start
    • Now select the Pin to start option by right clicking on it
    • Now you can have the item on the start screen

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