Let’s learn how to choose Windows 11 Folders to Appear Next to the Power Button. Learn How to Customize and add your favorite folders.
You can customize the start bar near the power button. This is another personalization option available in Windows 11.
I don’t know how useful a folder can be added to Windows 11 start button next to the power button. The start customization is also available in Windows 10 as well. The customization option in Windows 10 is “choose which folders appear on start.”
Windows 11 includes a new start menu with an updated start button. The new taskbar options are available in Windows 11. The start menu can be moved to the central or to a left-aligned location.
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Default Settings – Windows 11 Folders to Appear Next to the Power Button
There are no folders added to start next to the power button as default settings in Windows 11 insider preview version. So, the space between the power button and the profile picture is blank by default. This is the out of box Windows 11 experience while writing this post.
We don’t know whether this will change similar to Windows 10 next to the power button settings or not. The following are the default three folders that appear in Windows 10.
Windows 11 Folders to Appear Next to the Power Button – How to Customize?
Let’s understand how to choose Windows 11 folders to appear on start next to the power button. Let’s see Windows 11 Folders to Appear Next to the Power Button?
- Click on Start button and open Settings app.
- Click on Personalization tab.
- Scroll down until you reach Start option.
- From the start option, select Folders to start customizing the experience.
There are nine (9) folder options available in Windows 11. You can click on the toggle button to make this folder appear on the start bar between the profile picture and the power button.
- File Explorer
- Network ->
- Personal Folder -> C:\Users\anoop
NOTE! – I have enabled all the options to test it. I don’t think there is enough space between the profile and power button to add more than nine folders.
Once the toggles for all the folders are ON, then you can see all those appearing, as you can see in the below screen capture.
Anoop C Nair is Microsoft MVP! He is a Device Management Admin with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is Blogger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, and Intune. He writes about ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc.