How to Add Folders (Settings, File Explorer) in Windows 11 Start Menu

Microsoft has made a lot of changes to the Start Menu in Windows 11. As a result, Windows 11 Start Menu seems completely redesigned as compared to Windows 10 Start Menu. As we have noticed in Windows 11 Start Menu, there is no folder button available to open the Settings and File Explorer. Therefore in this guide, we will show you how to add or remove folders like Settings and File Explorer from the Windows 11 Start Menu.

How to Add or Remove Folders like Settings and File Explorer in the Start Menu

Adding or removing the folders in the Start Menu is not a huge deal; it’s quite an easy task to complete. In Windows 10, we had folders like Settings and File Explorer above the Power Menu to open Settings and the File Explorer directly from the Start Menu. Still, In Windows 11, these folders are disabled by default. Still, we can enable them by going through some steps.

Follow the steps below to add the Folders in the Start Menu.

  1. Right-click the Desktop screen, and select the Personalize option.
  2. This opens the Personalization settings of Windows, where you can chnage colors, themes, icons, etc.
  3. Scroll down and select the Start from the various available options.
add folder like Settings and File explorer in Windows 11 start menu
Windows 11 Personalization settings
  1. Next, select the Folders option in the Start settings.
Add settings option in Windows 11 Start menu
Start Menu Folders (Settings and File Explorer)
  1. Now you can see the available folders that you can add or remove from the Start Menu.
  2. Click the toggle button to add or remove the folder from the Start Menu.
how to add folders in Windows 11 Start Menu
Start Menu Folders List

For example, if you want to add the Settings folder next to the Power Button, click the beside toggle button to add the Settings Folder in the Start Menu. And, if you want to remove it, click the toggle button again to remove the Folder from the Start Menu.

This is how it is simple to add and remove the Folder from the Windows 11 Start Menu.

You can customize your Windows personalize settings and change the look of the Windows Start Menu, Taskbar, etc. I hope this guide is helpful for you; if you have any query feel free to comment below.

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