By default the Windows accessories folders include Character Map, Internet Explorer, Math Input Panel, Notepad, Paint, Remote Desktop Connection, Snipping Tool, Steps Recorder (Problem Steps Recorder), Sticky Notes, Windows Fax and Scan, Windows Journal, WordPad, and XPS Viewer programs.
Windows Accessories folder is missing
There have been many complaints about the accessories folder missing from the start menu in Windows 10. Following are the methods to restore and access the accessories folder and programs under it.
Windows accessories folder and other default folders like Windows System cant be deleted from the start menu. If the folder is not deleted by some other means the folder must be under the Start menu.
NOTE: The Accessories folder has been named as Windows Accessories in Windows 10.
Method 1 of 2
Access the Accessories folder in Windows 10
Step 1: Open start menu and click on run or press Windows logo + R key.
Step 2: In the box enter the following and press enter.
Step 3: Now in programs folder look for Windows Accessories folder which you will be able to find easily.
Step 4: If the folder is present there it should appear in the start menu as well. If it is for some reason not appearing in the start menu you have to right-click of the folder and select Pin to Start option.
Method 2 of 2
Restore the Windows Accessories folder
If the Windows Accessories folder is not visible in the start menu then now you have to simply copy and paste the folder from another installation of Windows 10 of your PC or another PC.