Folders on the Windows 11 Start Menu


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I just did an upgrade from Windows 10 to 11.  One thing I like to do is organize my Start Menu with folders so that I can organize my programs.  This used to be quite easy in Win 10.  I'd right click on a program and click on More and then click on Open File Location.  From here you can make all the edits you want.  You can create folders, delete them and move stuff around as you see fit.  This doesn't seem to be the case in Win 11 unless I am missing something.  Those options are there, but when I go to look for my newly created folders under All Apps on the Win 11 Start Menu, it's not there.  Yet, when I navigate to it, it is.  Does anyone else have this issue?  I know this is beta software, but is this a bug?  Has anyone else run into something like this before?  If so, were you able to fix it?  I am pulling out what little hair I have left trying to fix this.



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