See all your apps in Windows 10

Applies to: Windows 10

Choose what shows up on your Start menu and taskbar

You can also make sure that installation errors, antivirus software, or pending Windows updates aren't getting in the way. Here's how: 

  • To see a list of your apps, select Start  and scroll through the alphabetical list. Some apps are in folders within the app list—like Notepad, which is in the Windows Accessories folder. 
  • Customize your Start menu settings to show all your apps, or only the most used ones. Select Start  > Settings  > PersonalizationStart and adjust each setting you want to change.
  • To adjust which folders you see on your Start menu, select Choose which folders appear on Start and follow the instructions.
  • You can pin your favorite apps to the Start menu or to the taskbar. Select and hold (or right-click) the app you want to pin.  Then select Pin to Start   or More > Pin to taskbar .
  • To quickly find a specific app, type the name of the app in the search box on the task bar. 

An app you downloaded didn't install correctly

If an app you downloaded didn't install correctly, it won't show up in the Start menu or when you search for it. 

  • To reset or repair an app, select Start  > Settings  > Apps and select the app you want.
  • Next, select Advanced options and then select Reset or Repair. It's possible that the app's installation is blocked by a pending Windows Update, or your antivirus software. You can temporarily disable your antivirus software while you try to install the app again.
  • If you do disable your antivirus software, make sure you turn Real-time protection back on after you've finished installing.