Personalize the Start Menu on Windows 10

Show/Hide Folders in Start Menu

To get started, go ahead and click on the Start and then Settings, which is the gear icon.

Next, click on Personalization.

Just to mention a few things while we are here, if you toggle off the Show app list in Start menu option, it will remove that middle section that we talked about above (the list of programs and apps).

Recently added apps will show you any programs that you have installed recently at the top of the list. For Show most used apps, it’ll list your most accessed apps right below the recently added apps.

If you want to hide recently opened files from the right-click menu on taskbar icons, you should make sure to toggle off the Show recently opened items in Jump Lists on Start or the taskbar option.

Finally, at the bottom, is what we are looking for. Click on the Choose which folders appear on Start link. Microsoft likes to name these items folders, but links or shortcuts seems more sensible to me.