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    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10

    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10

    How to Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10
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    10 Dec 2018
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    How to Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10


    Live Folders allows you to group tiles on your Start screen into one or more folders on Start. You can arrange and resize tiles in a Live Folder how you want. You can also arrange, resize, and group the tile of a Live Folder how you want like any other tile on your Start screen.

    Live Folders have been available since Windows Phone 8.1 on Windows 10 Mobile phones, but haven't been available on a Windows 10 PC yet.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 15002, you can now now be able to group your Start tiles into folders. Tile folders are a way for you to organize and personal your tiles in Start, and we’re happy to now bring this to Windows 10 PCs.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 17666, Microsoft has added the ability to name your tiles for live folders on Start. When you expand the folder, you’ll see a new option to name it. The name will be visible when the folder is medium, wide, or large-sized.

    This tutorial will show you how to create and use Live Folders on your Start screen in Windows 10.


     CONTENTS:



    EXAMPLE: Start tile folder naming








    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10

    How to Create a Live Folder on Start


    1. Open your Start menu.

    2. Drag and drop a tile you want in a folder on another tile you also want in the same folder. (see screenshot below)

    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10-create_live_folder_on_start-1.jpg

    3. The two tiles will now be grouped into the same Live Folder. (see screenshots below)

    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10-open_live_folder_on_start-2.jpg
    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10-create_live_folder_on_start-2.jpg






    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10

    How to Open and Close a Live Folder on Start


    1. Open your Start menu.

    2. Click/tap on a Live Folder tile to open it. (see screenshot below)

    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10-open_live_folder_on_start-1.jpg

    3. While the Live Folder is open, you can click/tap on an app's tile to open the app. You can also arrange and resize tiles in this Live Folder how you want. (see screenshot below)

    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10-open_live_folder_on_start-2.jpg

    4. Click/tap on the Live Folder arrow to close it. (see screenshot below)

    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10-close_live_folder_on_start.jpg






    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10

    How to Resize a Live Folder on Start


    1. Open your Start menu.

    2. Right click or press and hold on a Live Folder tile you want to resize, click/tap on Resize, and click/tap on the size (ex: small, medium, wide, or large) you want. (see screenshot below)

    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10-resize_live_folder_tile_on_start.jpg






    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10

    How to Add Tiles to a Live Folder on Start


    1. Open your Start menu.

    2. Do step 3 or step 4 below for how you would like to add a tile to a Live Folder.

    3. Drag and drop a tile on the Live Folder tile, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10-add_tile_to_live_folder_on_start-2.jpg

    4. Open the Live Folder you want to add tiles to. (see screenshot below)

    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10-open_live_folder_on_start-1.jpg

    A) Drag and drop one or more tiles into the Live Folder, and go to step 5 below.

    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10-add_tile_to_live_folder_on_start-1.jpg

    5. The tile(s) will now be added to the Live Folder. (see screenshot below)

    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10-add_tile_to_live_folder_on_start-3.jpg

    6. When finished adding tiles, you can close the Live Folder. (see screenshot below)

    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10-add_tile_to_live_folder_on_start-3b.jpg

    7. You will now see the added tile(s) on the tile of the Live Folder. (see screenshot below)

    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10-add_tile_to_live_folder_on_start-4.jpg






    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10 OPTION FIVE Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10

    How to Name or Rename a Tile Folder on Start



    This option is only available starting with Windows 10 build 17666.

    1. Open your Start menu.

    2. Click/tap on the tile of a live folder on Start you want to rename. This will expand the folder. (see screenshot below)

    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10-rename_live_folder_tile_on_start-1.jpg

    3. Click/tap on the option to name the folder. (see screenshots below)

    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10-rename_live_folder_tile_on_start-2.jpg Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10-rename_live_folder_tile_on_start-3.jpg

    4. Type a name you want to display on the tile of this live folder. (see screenshot below)

    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10-rename_live_folder_tile_on_start-4.jpg

    5. Click/tap on the folder's arrow to close it. (see screenshot below)

    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10-rename_live_folder_tile_on_start-5.jpg

    6. The tile of this live folder on Start has now been named or renamed. (see screenshot below)

    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10-live_folder_naming_on_start.jpg






    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10 OPTION SIX Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10

    How to Remove Tiles from a Live Folder on Start


    1. Open your Start menu.

    2. Open the Live Folder you want to remove tiles from. (see screenshot below)

    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10-remove_tile_from_live_folder_on_start-1.jpg

    3. Drag and drop a tile from within the Live Folder to where you want on Start. (see screenshot below)

    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10-remove_tile_from_live_folder_on_start-2.jpg

    4. The tile will now be removed from the Live Folder. (see screenshot below)

    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10-remove_tile_from_live_folder_on_start-3.jpg






    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10 OPTION SEVEN Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10

    How to Remove a Live Folder on Start


    1. Open your Start menu.

    2. Remove all tiles from the Live Folder you want to remove.

    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10-remove_live_folder_on_start-1.jpgCreate and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10-remove_live_folder_on_start-2.jpg

    Note   Note
    Starting with Windows 10 build 18298, you can now right click or press and hold on a Live Folder on Start, and click/tap on Unpin folder from Start.

    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10-unpin_folder_from_start.jpg


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. larc919's Avatar
    Posts : 2,777
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #1

    Is it possible to get rid of the live folder tiles altogether? I won't be using live folders at all and want just my usual list on the start menu.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 42,250
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 18985
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello larc919, :)

    The live folders will not be on your Start screen unless you create them.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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