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Start Menu Folder Location in Windows 10/11

windows 10 start menu folder

In Windows 10/11, the Start menu is represented by two folders. One folder is for all users, and the other is only for the currently logged-in user.

The Start Menu folder for all users is C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs.

The Start Menu folder location specific to your account is C:\Users\your-user-name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs.

To access these locations quickly, we can use the following run commands (to open the Run dialog box, press Windows key + R).

Run the following command to open the location containing start menu programs available to all users:

shell:Common Programs
windows 10 start menu location

The following run command opens the start menu folder contains programs specific to your account:

start menu folder of the currently logged-in user

And this is how we locate the Start menu folder in Windows 10/Windows 11 operating system.