Organization

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.

Windows 11 22H2 Start menu folder

On Windows 11 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.

Organize apps in folders in 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.

If you can’t create a folder in the Start menu, it’s because you are not running the version that supports the feature. The ability to create folders is available starting with version 22H2, which is expected to become available sometime during the second half of 2022.