The Reset-AppxPackage command option was introduced with the Windows 11 Insider Preview build 20175, and it’s not available only to reset the Start menu. You can also reset other components and built-in apps (such as Mail and Calendar, Microsoft Store, Windows Security, and others) to fix issues when it’s not possible to uninstall or reset the component using the Settings app. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to reset the Start menu components to resolve issues with the experience on Windows 11.

Reset Start menu with PowerShell on Windows 11

To reset the Start menu to fix problems on Windows 11, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, the Start menu app will reset without affecting custom settings you may have configured.

Update June 2, 2022: These steps were originally published in 2020, but it’s been updated to reflect that the feature is available for Windows 11. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.