I have a laptop running Windows 10 and it was running out of space. this folder:
was like 22GB, so i went hunting for the culprit. I did find some stuff to delete, but I also deleted something I shouldn't have, I think.
I saw some files related to old Windows 10 apps in here, and so I thought it was a temporary file cache, and I cleared some of the files:
And now the Start Button, and Cortana, and all of the items in the taskbar do not work. All of the Windows 7ish stuff works well, as expected. All of the Windows8/10ish stuff doesnt work. I see this error message is the event viewer
Activation of app Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy!App failed with error: The app didn't start. See the Microsoft-Windows-TWinUI/Operational log for additional information.
_cw5n1h2txyewy found in the message above is shared by other apps in that apps folder, so I'm guessing I delete the Shell Experience Host app.
Is there away I can reinstall Windows from PowerShell or something? I'm trying to figure out how to revert Windows without losing my files.
Help? Anyone know where I can find the