How to select and display the selected folders from the Windows 10 Start menu

Last Updated on October 24, 2018



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Did you know that you can select and display folders on the left side of Windows 10 Start Menu? If you like the idea, this article will show you how to view the selected folders in the Start menu.

Select the folders that are displayed in the Start menu



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First open Windows Settings > Customization > Start in the WinX menu.

Below you see a link Select the folders that appear on Start. Click on it to open the next window.

Here you can switch the cursor to On to display the following items in the Start menu :

  • File explorer
  • Settings
  • Documents
  • Downloads
  • Music
  • Images
  • Images
  • Videos
  • Homegroup
  • Network
  • Personal folder.

Select the items you want to display and open the Start menu.

Folders are displayed on the left side of the Windows 10 Start menu.

I hope you find this little tip useful!

Select folders that appear grayed at startup

If they Select folders that are not available at startup and grayed in your settings, see if this helps.

First create a system restore point, then open a raised PDC and execute the following commands :

cd C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindows
ren 'Start Menu Places Originals'

Now open C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindows and create a new folder named Start Menu Places. You may need to display hidden files, folders and drives first.

Restart your PC and connect with another local account. If you don’t have any other local accounts, create one first.

With this other local account, copy all shortcut files from C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart Original Places Menu to C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart Places Menu.

Restart and log in with your original account to see if it has helped you.



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