Windows 11 KB5016629 Resolves File Explorer and Start Menu Issues

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Lately, Microsoft rolled out Windows 11 KB5016629 cumulative update along with numerous security updates and enhancements. The update additionally incorporates fixes for File Explorer and the Start Menu and a new Focus Assist feature.

As a part of the August 2022 Patch Tuesday update, the KB5016629 update contains fixes for security vulnerabilities discovered during the last few months.

In the meantime, Windows 11 users can search for and install the cumulative update by simply navigating to Start Settings > Windows Update and then clicking on ‘Check for Updates.

Alternatively, users can check out Microsoft Update Catalog to manually install the Windows 11 KB5016629 preview update. Once you install the update, the build number will be updated to 22000.856.

To say the least, the update comprises roughly 22 improvements and fixes, including the Focus Assist feature.

Some of the highlighted changes included with the KB5016629 update are:

  • Addressed an issue that causes File Explorer to not respond while using the play and pause keyboard buttons
  • Windows version will be updated to a new version if available
  • Fixed the Start Menu malfunctioning
  • Addressed issue with Troubleshooting Tools not opening properly
  • Addressed an issue that causes File Explorer to not respond while a user clicks on the Start Menu’s context menu and has an external monitor.
  • Hovering over the search icon on the taskbar no longer shows the blank window.
  • Windows 11 users can prioritize the notifications. The setting can be edited within the Settings > System > Notifications page under a particular application.

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