Choose Windows 11 Folders to Appear on Start next to the Power Button How to Customize

Let’s learn how to choose Windows 11 folders to appear on start next to the power button 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 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

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 start next to the power button settings or not. The following are the default three folders that appear in Windows 10.

  • Settings
  • Pictures
  • Documents
Choose Windows 11 Folders to Appear on Start next to the Power Button How to Customize
Choose Windows 11 Folders to Appear on Start next to the Power Button How to Customize

Choose Windows 11 Folders to Appear on Start next to the Power Button

Let’s understand how to choose Windows 11 folders to appear on start next to the power button.

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  • 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.
Choose Windows 11 Folders to Appear on Start next to the Power Button How to Customize
Choose Windows 11 Folders to Appear on Start next to the Power Button How to Customize

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.

  • Settings
  • File Explorer
  • Documents
  • Downloads
  • Music
  • Pictures
  • Videos
  • 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 profile and power button to add more than nine folders.

Choose Windows 11 Folders to Appear on Start next to the Power Button How to Customize
Choose Windows 11 Folders to Appear on Start next to the Power Button How to Customize

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.

Choose Windows 11 Folders to Appear on Start next to the Power Button How to Customize
Choose Windows 11 Folders to Appear on Start next to the Power Button How to Customize

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