How to reset your start menu layout in Windows 10 1709

The following short script will reset your start menu layout back to it’s default configuration.

Remove-Item 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CloudStore\Store\Cache\DefaultAccount\$start.tilegrid$' -Force -Recurse
Get-Process Explorer | Stop-Process

Are you trying to reset the start layout for Windows 10 1809? Click here to find out how.


  1. Thanks for the short and quick trick. I ll try this out. I am currently suffering by this confusing behavior. I built a new win 10 1703image. For some reason the import startlayout didn’t work and I have the new image with default startlayout. How can I add the custom startlayout? I tried copying the layoutmodification.xml to default profile by mounting the didn’t work. Can you guide me how to fix it offline?

  2. Thank you!

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