Each version of comes with bunch of programs installed into the system by default. These programs can be accessed by clicking the start and then clicking all-apps.


By default the Windows accessories folders include Character Map, , 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 . 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.

%ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs


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 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.





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