Does the User State Migration Tool corrupt the Windows Start menu?

Windows[German]Do any of you use the User State Migration Tool to transfer data in the profile to other machines? It looks like the User State Migration Tool (USMT) corrupts the start menu settings in the user profile. Has anyone made any observations to this effect?


User State Migration Tool (USMT)

The User State Migration Tool (USMT) is a command line utility from Microsoft. It can be used to transfer user files and user settings from one Windows computer to another. It is mainly intended for network administrators when a large number of Windows computers need to be migrated to another version. It is used via script call or, for example, if the migration is performed using SCCM, integrated into the operating system setup process.

Does the USMT damage the start menu settings?

I came across a tweet from Michael Niehaus. Niehaus is a former Microsoft program manager, still writing about Microsoft topics. He mentioned his experience with USMT and Windows.

He writes that a pattern is apparent and it looks like the User State Migration Tool (USMT) is changing the Start menu settings in the user profile. A Twitter user from the Dell environment writes that they use the USMT with Fortune 500 customers and hints at trouble. It cannot go on like this that Microsoft brings half-finished software to the people.


If here users of USMT, can this be confirmed?

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