How to Fix Open Shell Windows 11 not Working Issue?

Are you worried because the Open shell is not working on Windows 11? If yes, then you re not the only one who is bothered by this problem. There are other people who are encountering the same issue. This problem has been bothering users since the new OS arrived in the market.

There can be various causes that can lead to Windows 11 not working problems. This can happen because of an unexpected issue with the program. The presence of this malware or virus can corrupt the files of your system.

This is a replacement for the classic shell, which was removed in 2017. Here, we have mentioned the solutions to fix the Open Shell Windows 11 not working problem. So, let's discuss these solutions one by one. 

How to Fix the Open Shell not Working Issue?

1) Restart Your Computer

Below are the steps that you are required to follow to resolve the Open Shell not working problem.

Step 1: Launch the Start menu. 

Step 2: After that, select power. 

Step 3: Click on Restart. 

2) Restart Your File Explorer 

Step 1: Press Alt, Ctrl, and Del to launch the Task Manager. 

Step 2: Choose all the instances of File Explorer by going to the Processes tab and then click on the button of End Task. 

3) Register Shell Experience Again 

Below are the steps that you are required t follow to re-register Shell experience. 

Step 1: Launch the Start menu. 

Step 2: Search for Powershell and then open it. 

Step 3: After that, you need to execute a command. 

Get-appxpackage -all shellexperience -packagetype bundle |% {add-appxpackage -register -disabledevelopmentmode ($_.installlocation + “\appxmetadata\appxbundlemanifest.xml”)}

Step 4: After that, press the enter key. After that, allow the command to process. 

Step 5: Close PowerShell and check whether the problem is resolved or not. 

3) Rebuild the Search Index of Windows 

Below are the steps that you are required to follow to rebuild the Windows search box. 

Step 1: Press the Windows key and R key simultaneously to launch the Run command. 

Step 2: Enter the command mentioned below and then press the Enter key. 

control /name Microsoft.IndexingOptions

Step 3: Go to the window of the Indexing option and then select Modify. 

Step 4: Now, choose the option of Show all locations. 

Step 5: Uncheck all locations and then finally select Ok. 

Step 6: After that, go back to the window of Indexing options and then select Advanced.

Step 7: Choose Rebuild from the window of Advanced Options. 

Step 8: Select OK to start with the process. 

Step 9: When you are done, close the window of Indexing Options. 

Step 10: Restart your computer and see if this resolves your problem. 

4) Tweak the Registry Settings of the Start Menu

Step 1: Press the Windows key and R key simultaneously to launch the Run command. 

Step 2: Enter Regedit and then press the Enter key. 

Step 3: After that, go to the path mentioned below. 

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

Step 4: Go to the blank space and then right-click on it. After that, click on New and then choose DWORD. 

Step 5: You must give it the name EnableXamIStartMenu. 

Step 6: Go to the newly-created value and then double-click on it. After that, you must set the value data to 0. 

Step 7: Now, restart Windows explorer and see if this resolves your problem or not. 

Step 8: In the same location stated as above. you need to find

Start_ShowClassicMode

Step 9: Right-click on it and then choose Delete.

5) Check for the Latest Updates

Below are the steps that you need to follow in order to check for the latest Windows updates.

Step 1: Press Windows and I key simultaneously to launch Settings.

Step 2: Now, go to the left pane and then select Windows Update.

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