In this tutorial, we will figure out how we can remove or add folders from Windows 11 Start Menu. With Windows 11 new release, Microsoft has made a lot of updates and changes to the Start Menu. Its default placement, The way it looks, etc. In Windows 10, folders like Settings, File Explorer are in the Start Menu by default sited above the Power button. It’s not the same thing on Windows 11. Except for the Power button, we find no folder added. We have to add the folders we need by hand for easy accessibility, manually.
How do I add a folder to the Start menu in Windows 11/10?
Removing or Adding folders from Windows 10 Start Menu is not a big deal. It is just a few simple clicks away. We can add them using the Settings on Windows 11 as well as Windows 10.
How to Add or Remove Folders From Windows 11 Start Menu
To remove or add folders from Windows 11/10 Start Menu,
Right click on the desktop and pick Personalize
On the Personalization Windows, click Start
Then select the Folders tab
Toggle the buttons where the folders you want to add
Let’s see the process in detail.
On the desktop of your Windows 10/11, right-click and select Personalize.
It will open the Settings Tab with different Personalization options. Pick the Start from the various options like Lock screen, Themes, etc.
You will be forwarded to the Start settings tab. Click Folders to access folder settings on Start Menu.
Now, you will find the list of Folders that can be added to the Start Menu. Click the button beside the folder you want to add to the Start Menu.
Here an example, if you need to add the Settings folder to the Start Menu, click the button beside it to add it.
To remove the folders you want from Start Menu, just toggle the button beside the Folder. It is the same process like you added the folder to the Start Menu. That’s how simple it is to remove or add folders from the Start Menu on Windows 10/11.
How do I get the old Windows Start menu?
If you are using Windows 11 or Windows 10 and need to get back the old classic Windows Start menu, you can achieve it through some free third-party software such as OpenShell. You need to download that program and install it on your PC. You could get back the Windows 10 Start Menu in Windows 11 with a registry hack – but you cannot do it now.
How do I add icons to Windows 10 Start menu?
Pinning or adding icons to Windows 10 Start menu is a very simple trick to do. You just have to right-click on the program and select Pin to Start. It is the same on Windows 11.