Add File Explorer to Different Areas of Start Menu in Windows 11

March 7, 2022 updated by Admin Leave a reply »

Is File Explorer shortcut missing from the Start menu? In this tutorial we’ll show you how to add File Explorer to different areas of the Start menu in Windows 11.

Method 1: Add File Explorer to the Pinned Section of Start Menu

  1. Click the Search button (a magnifying glass) on the taskbar, and then type “file explorer” in the search field at the top. When you see the File Explorer app, right-click it and select “Pin to Start“.

  2. The File Explorer icon will appear in the Pinned section of the Start menu. You can drag your pinned apps on the Start menu to change their order.

Method 2: Add File Explorer to the Bottom of Start Menu

  1. Press the WIN + I keyboard shortcut to launch the Settings app. Select Personalization in the left sidebar, and then click Start on the right pane.

  2. Click the “Folders – These folders appear on Start next to the Power button” option.

  3. Turn on the switch next to the “File Explorer” folder.

  4. The File Explorer shortcut will immediately appear on your Start menu next to the Power button.

That’s it!