A new glitch has hit Windows 10 and some users may experience this minor, yet, irritating issue. There are duplicate entries for the same application in the Windows 10 Start Menu. There are many possible reasons behind this glitch. It can be incomplete or corrupt installations. Not every program will show duplicate entries. Some programs will behave normally. So, it is very difficult to figure out the exact reason. However, you can check out the following tips, in case, you are stuck with this issue.

Open your Windows 10 Start Menu, check if there are multiple entries for the same application. If so, then you can remove them by deleting the duplicate entries, resetting the TileDataLayer cache, clearing junk files and registry entries, running the Windows 10 Start Menu troubleshooter.

1. Delete Duplicate Entries From File Explorer

Open File Explorer and navigate to the following location:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

Select all the duplicate icons, that you want to remove from the Start Menu. Now, delete the duplicate entries using Shift+Delete button combination. If you do not find duplicate entries in this location, then you can follow other methods.

2. Reset TileDataLayer cache

Open Windows PowerShell as Administrator from the Search Menu. Now, type the following command and hit Enter.

TDLrecover.exe -resetcache -resetlayout -reregister -allowparallel

The process takes a few minutes to complete.

3. Clear junk files and registry entries

Clear junk files and this often wipes off the minor bugs. You can also use third party apps like CCleaner.

4. Run the Windows 10 Start Menu Troubleshooter

You can also use Windows 10 Start Menu Troubleshooter to fix these issues.


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