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My User Data Missing Start Screen Tiles

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  1. erico2002006

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    My start screen tiles are missing...I can't get them back...Can somebody help me...
     

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    What ones? All the ones shown on your attachment?
     
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    What's "touchscreen mode"? My Start screen looks pretty much the same on my HP laptop with touchscreen and on my similar laptop w/o touchscreen.
     
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    The my documents,this pc,pictures tiles
     
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    I've never done it, but I guess you right click on, for example, "Pictures" in File Explorer and select "Pin to Start." Is that how you got them there originally?
     
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    I have had them disappear before...I forgot how I got them back...I did that before where I right click and pin them to start...When I restart the computer...they disappear every time I restart
     
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    Is this a question? In Desktop mode it doesn’t show all those big tiles? Tiles are only shown when you select the start menu
     
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    Yes, it is a question, dckeks. I know that tiles are not on the desktop. They are on the Start screen. I asked what is "touchscreen mode"?
     
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    I guess the actual name is tablet mode but it is also known as touchscreen mode since it offers the large tiles to make it easier to touch for example. The screenshot shown is in tablet mode?
     
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    OK, I think I understand you now. You are really just using "touchscreen mode" to mean Start screen.

    On my Dell Inspiron 11.6-Inch 2 in 1 Convertible Touchscreen Laptop I cannot tell by looking at the Start screen whether I am using it in tablet mode or regular laptop mode. And, in addition, you can't really distinguish its Start screen from the Start screen on my two (regular, but one has a touchscreen) HP laptops.
     
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    OK; thank you; I did not realize that erico2002006 has a Surface--and don't know anything about them except that they are Microsoft's PC attempt.
     
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    Sure no problem
     
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