How To Pin A Folder To Start Menu In Windows 11

Windows 11 offers multiple options to access your favorite folders quickly. You can either pin your favorite folders to File Explorer Quick Access, create shortcuts on the Desktop or pin them to the Start menu. In this guide, we will show you how to pin a folder to Windows 11 Start menu.

Pinning a folder to the Start menu lets you access your favorite folders very quickly. All pinned folders appear in the Pinned apps section of the Start menu. Pinned folders appear at the bottom of the Pinned apps list by default, but you can move them to the top of the list for easy access.

Folders pinned to the Start menu can be accessed with just two clicks. However, if you would like to use keyboard shortcuts, after opening the Start by pressing the Windows logo key, press the Tab key to select the first folder/app in the Pinned apps section and then press the Enter key to open the same.

Pin a folder to the Start menu in Windows 11

Step 1: Open the File Explorer and go to where the folder you want to pin to the Start menu is located.

Step 2: Perform a right-click on the folder and then click the Pin to Start option to pin the folder to the Start menu.

How To Pin A Folder To Start Menu In Windows 11

Step 3: Open the Start menu now. If you cannot see the folder in the Pinned apps section, scroll down the pinned apps section to see the pinned folder. If you want to access it quickly without scrolling down the pinned apps list, drag and drop the folder to the top row of the pinned apps or right-click on it and then click the Move to top option.

How To Pin A Folder To Start Menu In Windows 11

Unpin a folder from Windows 11 Start

Step 1: To remove a pinned folder from the Start menu, right-click on it and click the Unpin from Start option.

Pin a folder to Quick Access in Windows 11

In addition to the Start menu, one can also pin a folder to File Explorer Quick Access. Here is how to do that.

Step 1: Perform a right-click on the folder you want to pin to the Quick Access and then click the Pin to Quick Access option.

How To Pin A Folder To Start Menu In Windows 11

Create a folder shortcut on Windows 11 desktop

Step 1: Right-click on the folder, click Show more options to see the full context menu (classic version of the context menu), click Send to, and select Desktop (create shortcut) to create a shortcut of the selected folder on the Desktop.


FAQ’s

1. How do I pin a folder to the Start Menu?

You can pin any folder to Start by right-clicking the folder name in File Explorer and then clicking Pin To Start. Or you can drag folders from a File Explorer window and drop them on the File Explorer icon on the taskbar, which adds them to the Jump List.

2. Why can’t I pin the shortcut to the Start menu?

According to users, if you can’t pin tiles to Start Menu, the problem might be your antivirus. It can sometimes interfere with Windows 10 and that can cause certain features to stop working. However, you easily fix that simply by checking your antivirus settings and disabling the problematic setting.

3. How do I pin a folder to the Start Menu in Windows 11?

follow below step pin a folder start menu windows 11:

  1. Open the File Explorer and go to where the folder you want to pin to the Start menu is located.
  2. Perform a right-click on the folder and then click the Pin to Start option to pin the folder to the Start menu.
  3. Open the Start menu now.

4. Can you pin a shortcut to the Start menu?

Adding shortcuts on the right side of the Start menu isn’t a particularly complicated task. From the Programs list, right-click a program shortcut and then click Pin to Start. That adds a tile you can resize and move to suit your preferences.

5. What is the pin to start in Windows?

Pinning a program in Windows 10 means you can always have a shortcut to it within easy reach. This is handy in case you have regular programs that you want to open without having to search for them or scroll through the All Apps list.

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