How Add or Remove Folders from Windows 11 Start

This post shows students and new users how to add or remove folders from the start menu in Windows 11.

Windows 11 comes with a new Start menu that is centered in the middle of the screen. The Start menu also contains shortcuts of all your apps, settings, and files.

This new menu can be customized to show which folder shortcuts appear on the bottom of the menu next to the Power button.

Windows 11 improves on the new Start menu area to include more shortcuts to folders that can easily be accessed and launched. These are the folder shortcuts you can add or remove from the new Start menu: SettingsFile ExplorerDocumentsDownloadsMusicPicturesVideosNetwork, and Personal folder.

If you’re a student or new user looking for a Windows computer to use, the easiest place to start is Windows 11. Windows 11 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10 and it’s expected to be released later this year.

To get started with adding or removing folders from the new start menu, follow the steps below:

Add and Remove Folders on Start from Settings

To add, remove or customize folder shortcuts on the Start menu, click on Start, then go to Settings as show in the image below.

Then go to Personalization and scroll down to Start as shown in the image below.

On the Start settings page, click Folder as shown below.

That will open the Folder settings page. From there you can choose what folder shortcuts to show on the Start menu next to the Power button.

After that, the new Start button should look similar to the one below:

Next time, simply right-click on the shortcut list and click Personalize this list.

It should open the shortcut folder list where you can remove or add additional folders to the personalized list.

That should do it!


This post showed you how to customize Windows 11 Start menu folders. If you find any error above, please use the comment form below to report.

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