The Windows 11 And Windows 10 Start Menus lets you pin apps so that they are easier to access. You can group them together and manage the size of the tiles as well as the width of the Start Menu. Whether you love tiles or not, you can find ways to customize and work them so it’s easier to access your favorite apps. You can resize your tiles, pin and unpin them on the Start menu or Start screen. After devoting so much time arranging tiles on the Start menu, it would be annoying if something were to happen to it , a registry corruption , a new application installation or a bad update can rearrange or delete the tiles on the Start menu. To avoid such a situation you can Back Up And Restore The Start Menu Layout In Windows 10. This can be also handy if you do not want to have to setup your Start menu layout from scratch again. Say after a clean install of Windows 10.
Backup Start Menu Layout v1.6 – (Thursday, September 22, 2022)
[Fixed] – Error: Reg file could not be created
[Added] – Some code Improvements
Windows 11 Start Menu
Windows 10 start Menu
Backup and Restore Start Menu Layout in Windows 11 and Windows 10
Backup Start menu layout is a very simple portable freeware Application to backup and restore Windows 10 start menu layout. Extract the downloaded ZIP file and run Appropriate .exe file (x64 or x86)
1. To backup Windows 10 start menu layout use the second icon (Diskette Icon) , an input will appear in the Program interface.
2. If you select the backup entry and use the first icon You can restore the saved windows 10 start menu layout. you can also double click on it
How to reset Start Menu Layout in Windows 11 and Windows 10
If your Start Menu has gotten overly cluttered, or want to restore the tiles that you’ve unpinned from Start Menu just use Backup Start menu layout v1.1 Reset start menu layout feture. It will reset your start menu layout back to it’s default configuration. To do that Just click the Lifesaver icon or Use File – Reset Star Menu Layout
You can delete any backup with Trash can button. To see all the supported command line parameters , use the File – Command Line Info feature
Supported operating systems: Windows 11 and Windows 10 (x64 – x86)
Supported languages: English, Turkish, German, Italian, French , Korean , Portuguese (Brasil) , Chinese (Simplified) , Polish , Spanish , Greek , Dutch (Nederlands), Russian , Hungarian , Swedish , Japanese , Romanian , Vietnamese , Arabic
File: BackupSML_x64.exe │ Virustotal
File: BackupSML.exe │ Virustotal
New version has been released just now
Hi – is there an update coming for Windows 11 22H2?
"bat" work win11 22h2
ver|find "10.0.2262">nul && move /Y "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.StartMenuExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\start2.bin" "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.StartMenuExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\start.bin" && timeout /t 3&& start "" %~dp0BackupSML_x64.exe /C Win11-22H2 && timeout /t 3 && move /Y "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.StartMenuExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\start.bin" "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.StartMenuExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\start2.bin"
ver|find "10.0.2262">nul && start "" %~dp0BackupSML_x64.exe /R Win11-22H2 && timeout /t 3 && move /Y "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.StartMenuExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\start.bin" "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.StartMenuExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\start2.bin"
Hi Jon , Thanks for your BUG report , tested and Not working , we will try to fix it.
Not working on Windows 11 Pro 22H2 (Not Insider)
OS Build 22622.432
Error: Reg file could not be created
If we can why not , thanks.
Is there a plan to include Taskbar Settings/Layout?
I love this tool, but Its missing taskbar.
Does this work for Windows 7?
Hi , use File – Create a backup feature , it will create a backup folder near the exe file. zip the "BackupSML" folder and upload it to Google drive or one of the cloud based service.
how can i save a backup file to google drive? i’m going to reinstall windows and i hope if i can restore my layout again
Huh? How is that helpful information??
Most PCs have some sort of issues either on the frontend or the backend.
How many people know to even look at their "reliability history". Even then, there could be registry issues that not even SFC or DISM cannot resolve.
The software will run properly on systems that are running properly
Does this tool support Windows 10 2lH1?
My Windows menu has critical error popup: "Your Start menu isn’t working..". Therefore I tried to restore but the tool showed "please wait" then nothing happen. Reset also doesn’t work.
Thank you we will check it
Windows 11 22H2 seems to have the RTM status now
The start.bin has a different name here
the name here is start2.bin
think that is why it does not work
here is a picture of the error
Edit: Link Doesn’t work
have a nice evening
with kind regards
We Didn’t tested it on Insider Preview, please wait the stable release.
not working in,
Windows 11 Insider Preview 22610.1 (ni_release) amd64