How to make Folders in Windows 11 Start Menu


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Today, we are going to show you how to create folders in the Start menu of a Windows 11 PC.

How to Create Folders in the Start Menu

Follow the given guide below to create custom folders in the Start menu of a Windows 11 PC:

Note: Before you start creating folders, you must ensure that the icons for the applications are present within the Start menu under the Pinned section. Meaning they need to be pinned to the Start menu. You cannot make folders of applications whose icons are present on the desktop or use File Explorer.

  1. To begin with, open the Start menu.
  2. Click and hold on the application icon using your primary mouse button and then drag it on top of another icon – the dragged icon and the icon you are dragging to must be the apps you want to put together inside a folder.Drag the app
  3. When over the icon of the other app, let go of the mouse button. This will drop one app over the other, automatically creating a folder in the Start menu.Folder created
Drag the App

The default name for a folder will be “Folder.” However, you can change this to define more precisely what the folder holds.

How to Rename Start Menu Folder

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When you have created a folder in the Start menu, you can rename it using the following steps:

  1. Open the Start menu and then click on the folder you want to rename. Open folder to rename
  2. In the expanded view of the folder, click the name on the top. If you are editing the name of the folder, you will see “Edit Name.” Click there .Edit folder’s name
  3. Now enter a name of your choice and it will save automatically. Folder renamed

You can later change the names of the folders as required using the same method as above.

How to Delete/Remove Folder from Start Menu

If you are planning to remove a folder from the Start menu that you had previously created, you may have noticed that there is no “Delete” option available. You can still remove a folder by removing the content within it. Here is how:

  1. Open the Start menu folder that you want to delete and drag out all the application icons back onto the Start menu. Remove icons from folder
  2. Once all the icons are removed and put back under “Pinned” apps in the Start menu, the folder will disappear on its own. The folder has been deleted

Final Thoughts

Start menu folders are a new feature in the Windows 11 operating system. Previously in Windows 10, there only used to be tiles (icons) of the pinned applications, as was the case with the stable Windows 11 21H2 released last year.

However, with Windows 11 22H2, things are about to change for the better. The folders in the Start menu will help you access your favorite apps quickly and in an organized fashion.

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