Add Your Favorite Folders to Windows 10′s Start Menu


Windows 10 includes a well-hidden option that gives you quick access to common folders. This secret shortcut list appears on the left of the Start menu. Here’s how to customize that list.

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

There’s a more subtle that is equal to accessible set of shortcuts running along the left side of the Start menu by the Start button. By default, this small strip of icons contains shortcuts for Settings, File Explorer, and Power. On concord, you can add a slew of useful shortcuts here.



The need of setting is well hidden. Firstly, go to Settings > Personalization > Start. Scroll to the bottom of that page. Then tap Choose which folders appear on Start to reveal a list of 10 folders each with an on/off switch to its left.

You have the five default folders from your user profile besides Settings and File Explorer such as Downloads, Documents, Pictures, Music, and Videos.

If you’re one of the few people who use that feature then you can show the HomeGroup folder. Most power users with a local network available will probably want to add a shortcut to the Network folder.

Last on the list is Personal Folder, which opens your user profile folder with all of its subfolders.

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