How to create folders in Start menu on Windows 11

You can now organize your pinned apps in the Start menu with folders, and here's how to do it on Windows 11.

Windows 11 22H2 Start menu folder
Windows 11 22H2 Start menu folder

On Windows 11 2022 Update (version 22H2), the Start menu receives an update that allows you to organize your apps in the “Pinned” section as folders, similar to the feature available on Windows 10 and mobile devices, such as Android and iOS.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to organize apps into folders in the Start menu on Windows 11.

Create folders to organize apps on Start menu

On Windows 11 22H2, you can group your favorite apps in folders, change the folder’s name to describe their content, and delete folders when they are no longer needed.

Create folder

To create a folder in Start, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Drag and drop an app on another app to create a folder.

    Create folder

  3. Drag and drop another app to add it to the folder.

  4. Click the folder to open it and access the apps.

Once you complete the steps, the app folder will create, showing a preview of the first four icons in the group.

Rename folder

To rename a folder in Start, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Click the app folder.

  3. Click the Edit name option.

  4. Confirm a name for the folder and press Enter.

    Rename folder

After you complete the steps, the folder will reflect the new name in the Pinned section.

Delete folder

To delete a folder in Start, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Click the app folder.

  3. Drag and drop each app out of the folder.

    Delete folder

Once you complete the steps, the folder will delete automatically from the  Start menu.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me. Email him at [email protected].