Create a Backup of the Start Menu Template in Windows 10

One of the most useful features of Windows 10 is the ability to customize and modify with full flexibility the Start Menu and customize it according to the user’s desire. Making menu customization and aggregation such as aggregating preferred applications for easy access is one of the most effective ways to enhance productivity while working on a computer.

But what if I had to reinstall the system on my PC because of a problem, would you re-allocate the list from the start?

Well, the solution simply can get a backup copy of the Start menu that you previously customized, so you can retrieve the same list again in the event of any emergency problem.

To do this, follow these steps on Windows 10:

  1. Make sure to show all hidden files and folders
  2. Go to the \ AppData \ Local \ TileDataLayer folder from the system disk after going to your account by following the path below with the example account replacement in your account:

C: \ Users \ mohanad \ AppData \ Local \ TileDataLayer

You will notice a folder named Database appears, which is the folder that contains the Start menu template that you kept

All you have to do now is copy this folder to an external disk or drag it up, so you can retrieve it at any other time by copying and pasting the folder to the same path.

This allows you to retrieve the list in a matter of seconds instead of spending too much time reallocating and rearranging it as it was before.