How do I add a new folder to the Start menu in Windows 10?

To add a folder to Start menu, you should right-click the desktop and select New > Shortcut. That will then open the window in the shot directly below. Select Browse, choose a folder to add to Start menu, press Next and then Finish.

Add Folder Locations to Windows 10 Start Menu. To add or remove locations on the Start menu, head to Settings > Personalization > Start. The easiest way to get there is to right-click the desktop and then Personalize. Next, scroll down, and in the left panel, click Choose which folders appear on Start.

Head to Settings > Personalization > Start. On the right, scroll all the way to the bottom and click the “Choose which folders appear on Start” link. Choose whatever folders you want to appear on the Start menu.

Right-click, hold, drag and drop the .exe file that launch the apps to the Programs folder on the right. Select Create shortcuts here from the context menu. Right-click the shortcut, select Rename, and name the shortcut exactly how you want it to appear in the All apps list.

To add a folder to Start menu, you should right-click the desktop and select New > Shortcut. That will then open the window in the shot directly below. Select Browse, choose a folder to add to Start menu, press Next and then Finish.

The easiest way to add an item to the Start menu for all users is to click the Start button then right-click on All Programs. Select the Open All Users action item, shown here. The location C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart Menu will open. You can create shortcuts here and they’ll show up for all users.

How do I add files to start?

How to Add Programs, Files, and Folders to System Startup in…

  1. Press Windows+R to open the “Run” dialog box.
  2. Type “shell:startup” and then hit Enter to open the “Startup” folder.
  3. Create a shortcut in the “Startup” folder to any file, folder, or app’s executable file. It will open on startup the next time you boot.

The rest of the process is straightforward. Right-click and choose New > Shortcut. Enter the full path of the executable file or ms-settings shortcut you want to add (as in the example shown here), click Next, and then enter a name for the shortcut. Repeat this process for any other shortcuts you want to add.

To open the Start menu—which contains all your apps, settings, and files—do either of the following:

  1. On the left end of the taskbar, select the Start icon.
  2. Press the Windows logo key on your keyboard.

Start menu and taskbar
Windows key or Ctrl + Esc: Open Start menu.

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