Windows 10: Add or Remove Folders on Start List in Windows 10

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  1. Add or Remove Folders on Start List in Windows 10


    How to: Add or Remove Folders on Start List in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove Folders on Start List in Windows 10


    The Start menu in Windows 10 has a Start list that you can customize which folders appear in the list. You can add or remove the File Explorer, Settings, your Documents, your Downloads, your Music, your Pictures, your Videos, Network, and Personal folder to your Start list to open from your Start menu.

    Some of these folders (ex: File Explorer) will display a Jump List (expandable menu caret) for items you recently opened with the link.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 14328, any additional folders you have chosen to appear on Start will now be immediately available on Start and you will no longer need to open the hamburger button to access them.

    This tutorial will show you how to choose which folders appear on Start list for your account in Windows 10.


    EXAMPLE: Folders on Start Menu

    Add or Remove Folders on Start List in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Add or Remove Folders on Start List in Windows 10 [​IMG]




    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2 (Settings) or step 3 (Start menu) below for how you would like to open the "Choose which folders appear on Start" settings.


    2. Open "Choose which folders appear on Start" from Settings
    A) Open the Settings app, and click/tap on Personalization.

    B) Click/tap on Start on the left side, click/tap on the Choose which folders appear on Start link on the right side, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)


    Add or Remove Folders on Start List in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    3. Open "Choose which folders appear on Start" from the Start menu
    *note This step is only available starting with Windows 10 build 17074.
    A) Open the Start menu *Start.

    B) Right click on any of the currently turned on folders (ex: Settings) in the Start list, click/tap on Personalize this list, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)


    Add or Remove Folders on Start List in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    4. Turn on (add) or off (remove) the folders for how you want to customize your Start list. (see screenshot below)

    Add or Remove Folders on Start List in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    5. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

    *tip If you do not see the changes you made applied to your Start list when you open the Start menu next, then you can restart explorer to force the list to update.



    That's it,
    Shawn


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    dotslasher, Jul 15, 2015
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  2. Linney Win User

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    Linney, Jul 15, 2015
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  3. Pavan_N Win User
    How to add or remove folders from Windows 10 Live Mail

    Hi Davis,

    Thank you for posting your concern here in Microsoft Community.

    It's my pleasure helping you on how to repair Windows Live Mail.

    Please follow the steps below on how to repair Windows Live Mail:

    1. Go to Control Panel.

    2. Under Programs, click Uninstall a Program.

    3. Locate Windows Live Essential then click Uninstall/Change.

    4. When a window appears, select Repair all Windows Live programs.

    5. Restart your computer after the repair.

    You can also follow the steps below:

    1. In the folder pane, locate C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer there is a repair utility.

    2. Run wlarp.exe file.

    3. Click Repair all Windows Live program.

    4. Follow the on-screen instructions to repair Windows Live program.



    After repair ensure to install any pending updates and check if that helps.

    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.


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    Pavan_N, Jul 15, 2015
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Add or Remove Folders on Start List in Windows 10

    Hello dotslasher, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Do you have any 3rd party Start menu program installed that may be preventing this from being set?
     
    Brink, Jul 15, 2015
    #4
  5. Thanks,

    No, I used to have Start8 installed when I still had Win 8.1 but that's no longer the case as I like the new start menu better.

    I'm also facing with a lot of problems under my login/account.
    Other users on this PC don't have them.

    Such as unable to save files in My Documents / My Pictures -> solved by taking ownership & changing permissions.
    But with every new build I have these permissions errors again.

    My login is a microsoft account.
     
    dotslasher, Jul 16, 2015
    #5
  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Brink, Jul 16, 2015
    #6
  7. ThanosDJ Win User
    Does anybody knows a way to add an item in start list (not in start menu) e.g. i want to add control panel in start list, in Windows 10 version 10240? Thanks in advance
     
    ThanosDJ, Jul 21, 2015
    #7
  8. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Add or Remove Folders on Start List in Windows 10

    Brink, Jul 21, 2015
    #8
  9. ThanosDJ Win User
    Thank you Brink, but as i said i want to add this item or another item to start list only, not to start menu. Can you please help?
     
    ThanosDJ, Jul 21, 2015
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  10. Brink
    Brink New Member
    I'm not aware of a way to do so.
     
    Brink, Jul 21, 2015
    #10
  11. ThanosDJ Win User
    Thanks for trying though. If you found a way please upload a procedure. Because everything i have found doesn't work in version 10240.
     
    ThanosDJ, Jul 21, 2015
    #11
  12. The only solution for me was to remove my user account and add it again.
    Now everything is working as expected (included the non-working search).
    Apps are working as normal again.

    My profile must have gotten corrupted.
     
    dotslasher, Jul 27, 2015
    #12
  13. SunnyBoy Win User

    Add or Remove Folders on Start List in Windows 10

    Hi everyone,

    Does anyone know where these settings are stored under the registry? Doesn't seem to be much in the way of group policy customization for Windows 10 as of yet. I assume these will become available in a later update.

    Thanks!
     
    SunnyBoy, Jul 29, 2015
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  14. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Hello Thanos,

    It used to be at the registry location below with the highlighted DWORDS 0=off and 1=on, but they no longer have any effect. I still haven't found the new location yet. *Sad


    Add or Remove Folders on Start List in Windows 10 [​IMG]
     
    Brink, Jul 29, 2015
    #14
  15. SunnyBoy Win User
    Thanks very much for looking at this for me. Hopefully MS releases some group policies to allow us to manage these settings. *Smile
     
    SunnyBoy, Jul 29, 2015
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