Personalization Add or Remove Folders on Start next to Power button in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to add or remove folders on Start next to the Power button for your account in Windows 11.

The Start menu is comprised of three sections: Pinned, All apps, and Recommended.

The Start menu contains shortcuts of all your apps, settings, and files.

In Windows 11, you can choose which folders appear at the bottom on Start next to the Power button.

You can add or remove the Settings, File Explorer, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, Videos, Network, and Personal folder folders on Start.

These folders on Start next to the Power button settings are saved to the VisiblePlaces REG_BINARY value in the registry key below for the current user.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Start



Contents

  • Option One: Add or Remove Folders on Start next to Power button from Start menu
  • Option Two: Add or Remove Folders on Start next to Power button in Settings


EXAMPLE: Folders on Start in Windows 11

Folders_on_Start_next_to_Power_button.jpg





Option One

Add or Remove Folders on Start next to Power button from Start menu


This option is only available if you had previously added folders on Start from Option Two.


1 Open the Start menu :win:.

2 Right click or press and hold on any currently added folder on Start next to the Power button. (see screenshot below)

3 Click/tap on Personalize this list, and go to step 4 in Option Two.

Folders_on_Start_next_to_Power_button_START.jpg





Option Two

Add or Remove Folders on Start next to Power button in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Personalization on the left side, and click/tap on Start on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Folders_on_Start_Settings-1.png

3 Click/tap on Folders on the right side. (see screenshot below)


Folders_on_Start_next_to_Power_button_Settings-2.png

4 Turn On or Off (default) the Settings, File Explorer, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, Videos, Network, and/or Personal folder folders for what you want. (see screenshot below)

Folders_on_Start_Settings-3.png

5 You can now close Settings if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 
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Nice one :)
 

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Thanks

Good tip.

Cheers
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Hello Zefy, and welcome. :alien:

These folders on Start next to the Power button settings are saved to the VisiblePlaces REG_BINARY value in the registry key below for the current user.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Start.

You could export and import the registry key above to backup and restore your settings for this.
 

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