Export StartLayout - PowerShell


Export-StartLayout exports the current Start Layout to an XML file for backup or transfer purposes. It is useful for preserving customized Start configurations or sharing layouts with other users.


Export-StartLayout [-Path] <String> [-Force]


| Option | Description | Default |
| -Path | Specifies the file path to export the Start Layout. | Required |
| -Force | Overwrites the specified file if it already exists. | False |


Example 1: Export Start Layout to a Specific File

Export-StartLayout -Path "C:\Temp\StartLayout.xml"

Example 2: Overwrite Existing File

Export-StartLayout -Path "C:\Temp\StartLayout.xml" -Force

Common Issues

  • Access Denied: Ensure you have sufficient permissions to write to the specified file path.
  • Invalid Path: Verify that the file path is valid and accessible.


Combining with Import-StartLayout:

Export-StartLayout -Path "C:\Temp\OriginalStartLayout.xml"
# Make changes to Start Layout
Import-StartLayout -Path "C:\Temp\ModifiedStartLayout.xml"