How to group Start menu tiles into folders on Windows 10

Windows 10's Tile Folders let you organize and personalize your tiles in Start — Here's how to use the feature.

Start menu folders on Windows 10

Windows 10 makes the Start menu even more useful with folders. On the Creators Update, the operating system is introducing a slew of new features and improvements, and one of these new changes is the ability to create folders to group tiles in the Start menu.

Tile Folders are a way for you to organize and personalize your tiles in Start. However, the feature isn’t entirely new, Microsoft first introduced it with the Windows 10 Phone 8.1 Update 1, then the feature carried over Windows 10 Mobile, and now on an ongoing effort to converge experiences across devices, Tiles Folders is coming to the desktop version of Windows 10.

How to create Tile Folders in the Start menu

The process to create a new folder in the Start menu is simple. The only thing you need to do is to drag and drop a tile on top of another tile to start a new folder.

To group more tiles together, simply drag and drop another tile on top the folder, and repeat the steps for any other tile you want to add.

Create new Tile Folder in the Start menu
Create new Tile Folder in the Start menu

You can add as many tiles as you want in one group. The folder will also display a small icon for each tile, giving you a quick way to figure out the items inside of the group.

Add new items to the Tile Folder in the Start menu
Add new items to the Tile Folder in the Start menu

If you have a big number of tiles on a group, you can change the size of the folder to see more icons in the tile. Right-click the folder, select resize, and pick the tile size.

Resize Tile Folder in the Start menu
Resize Tile Folder in the Start menu

To delete a Tile Folder, simply remove all the tiles from the group.

As you can see, Tile Folders is a small feature, but it can come in handy to optimize the space and organize your tiles to improve the way you use the Start menu.

If you can’t create folders in the Start menu is probably because you’re not running the Windows 10 Creators Update. If you’re an Insider, you can use this feature starting build 15002 and later.

About the author

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 Email him at [email protected].