For some reason, I'd never thought of creating an account for these kinds of PC forums... But I just created this account because whenever I had a problem, I'd usually find a good solution in this forum. So uhh... Hello, BleepingComputer!
Anyways. I had installed the Creators Update for Windows 10 and I had some bloatware I wanted to delete. I successfully did so but while trying to clean up my registry, I deleted a crucial folder (or a couple of crucial folders) which caused the start menu and all of my Windows apps that I had not deleted to stop working (including the Settings and Cortana). I also cannot right click on my pinned taskbar applications.
My original idea was to find a way to get the Settings to work. All I had to do from there was roll-back the Creators Update since its only been a day since I'd updated. But I couldn't get that to work since I'm pretty sure I deleted one of the source reg files by accident (No backup, btw. Also tried looking for the hidden registry backup with command prompt but no luck there either.). Now I could go ahead and reset my PC but I'd rather not because I have quite a lot of programs downloaded.
Now how would I restore the registry without backup? Well I actually know exactly which folders I deleted in the registry. So if someone who has not deleted the built-in Windows 10 apps could maybe export these registry folders and upload them here, I'd be forever grateful to him/her. And if that doesn't work... Well, I guess I'll just have to bare my teeth and go for the reset.