Windows 8.1 - How to reset the Start Screen to its default layout
Here's how to reset the Start Screen of Windows 8.1 to its default layout. This can be achieved by deleting 2 files.
Method one - Using the Command prompt
Method two - Deleting the files manually
First you will need to enable the display of hidden files
Navigate to %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\
Delete the following files:
Restart Windows Explorer to view the changes:
All you need to do now, is to restart Windows Explorer:
- Open the a Task Manager > Processes.
- Right-click on the explorer.exe > End Process.
- Click on the File menu > New Task.
- In the Open field, type "explorer" and press Enter.