Finally possible to put Metro apps in a folder?

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  1. Posts : 130
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Finally possible to put Metro apps in a folder?


    So I noticed that in the Creator's Update, 3D Builder has been moved to inside "Windows Accessories".

    I know on Anniversary Update and prior, it's impossible to move Metro apps into a folder, and they will always show their own entries in the Start menu. You can put any other shortcuts in folders, but not those ones.

    Has anyone found a way to put other Metro apps into folders? It would be nice to put all my games in one place.
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  2. Posts : 61,950
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #2

    Hello drfsupercenter, :)

    In the Windows 10 Creators Update, you can create live folders on Start. Live Folders allows you to group tiles on your Start screen into one or more folders on Start.

    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
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  3. Posts : 17,832
    Windows 10
       #3

    drfsupercenter said:
    ....Has anyone found a way to put other Metro apps into folders? It would be nice to put all my games in one place.
    Sort of...

    ... create additional shortcuts of desired apps then put them in a folder:

    Finally possible to put Metro apps in a folder?-000043.png

    I create more and more custom shortcuts so that, the real ones that you can't move, remain at the bottom of the start menu where I don't have to look at them!
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  4. Posts : 130
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Brink said:
    Hello drfsupercenter, :)

    In the Windows 10 Creators Update, you can create live folders on Start. Live Folders allows you to group tiles on your Start screen into one or more folders on Start.

    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

    Not quite what I was after, but nice to know anyway.

    See here:
    Finally possible to put Metro apps in a folder?-u40ht4f-1-.png

    I made one of those folders with Calculator and Calendar, but see "3D Builder" which I have highlighted? That's one of the built-in Metro apps, and it's been relocated to inside Windows Accessories in the dropdown.
    I tried dragging and dropping but it doesn't let me do it in that list view.

    I tried the usual tricks, like "open file location", ad surely enough it's only the regular Windows programs that are in the Start Menu folders, no 3D Builder. So that's been placed in there by other means.
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  5. Posts : 61,950
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #5

    It's normal for "3D Builder" to be under "Windows Accessories" now.

    If wanted, you should be able to drag and drop the app onto the Start screen to "Pin to Start" as a tile.
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  6. Posts : 130
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #6

    No, I get that, but am I able to put other Metro apps into a folder like that? I want them folderized in the LIST view, not the pin view.
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  7. Posts : 61,950
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #7

    You could use step 4 in Option 1 to add a new folder in the All Apps list, then add shortcuts into the new folder.

    Add or Remove Items for All Apps in Start menu in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

    Here's a list of command to create shortcuts of the default modern apps to help out.

    App Commands List for Windows 10 - Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials
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  8. Posts : 130
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Interesting. Can I then delete the regular shortcut so that it ONLY shows up in that folder?
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  9. Posts : 61,950
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #9

    You can't for Store apps, but you can for desktop apps.
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  10. Posts : 130
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #10

    The whole point was I wanted to MOVE the store apps into a folder, like how 3D Builder is now in Windows Accessories and NOT in the list on its own.

    So is 3D Builder just "special"?
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