Now I can't even get to the Desktop in 8.1 without pressing +D. I also can't get to the Store, OneDrive, or Camera. How can I restore these shortcuts?
If you need more details about how they were removed, if that helps at all, I was installing an application (iDisplay), and when it said what folder to put the Start menu shortcuts in, I typed . for the current directory (the main Start menu directory, instead of an iDisplay folder). It seemed to have emptied the folder, including some of my other shortcuts like Notepad++, Audacity, and BitTorrent.
I already tried doing a System Restore, but it failed because it said it didn't have access to something. I disabled my antivirus (Avast) but it didn't work after a second time.