How to Change Folders of Apps Name in Start on Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to change folders of apps name on the Start menu in Windows 11. The Start menu in Windows 11 has three sections: PinnedAll apps and Recommended – which contains list of recently used or opened apps.

For your pinned apps in Start, you can also customize and group apps in folders. Once apps are grouped, you can add additional apps, remove, or rearrange apps within the apps folders. This makes it easy to categorize your tasks based on apps.

Starting with Windows 11 Build 22579, one can now name their folders of apps in Start. To name a folder, simply create a folder (which will have the default name of “Folder”), open it, click on “Edit name”, and type your folder name.

At this moment, this feature only available to computer enrolled in Microsoft Insider Preview program, in the BETA channel. For all other computers, they must wait until it is released to machines.

How to rename folders of apps in Start in Windows 11

As mentioned above, can now name their folders of apps in Start starting with Windows 11 Build 22579. To name a folder, simply create a folder (which will have the default name of “Folder”), open it, click on “Edit name”, and type your folder name. Alternatively, use keyboard focus to open the folder then select the text box and start typing.

If your computer is enrolled in Microsoft Insider Preview program, you should be able to update and start using apps grouping on the Start menu.

By default when you group apps in folders, it is named Folder. You can now change the name to anytime you want.

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Once you click on the folder of apps, it should open. Next, click on “Edit name”, and type your folder name.

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Enter a new name of the folder you want in the name field. Press Enter and you’re done.

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That should do it!

Related:

How to group apps in folder in Start in Windows 11

Conclusion:

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