I don't know if this question has answered before. I am creating a custom theme in magento 2.1. My parent theme is magento/blank.
I have copied layout and template files from
module-theme\view\frontend and pasted in
My problem is that I lost the top links with welcome message after copying and pasting the layout folder. If i rename
app/design/frontend/vendor/themename/Magento_Theme/layout to any random name top links appears.
Can any one help me to sort it out? Thank you.