Where do I find Accessories in the Windows Start Menu?

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Windows logoThe Accessories folder, accessible through the Windows Start Menu, is home to multiple useful programs, like the Calculator, Notepad, Paint, Remote Desktop Connection, and various System utilities. Where the Accessories folder is located, and the programs found in that folder, depends on your version of Windows. Older versions of Windows include the Accessories folder, while newer versions of Windows do not, but the programs previously in that folder are still available.

To proceed, select your version of Windows from the list below and follow the instructions to learn where the Accessories folder or its previously included programs are located.

Windows 10

In Windows 10, the Accessories folder is not included in the Windows Start Menu. To access the Accessories folder programs, follow these steps.

  1. Open the Windows Start Menu.
  2. Click the All apps option.
  3. Review the list of programs displayed in the apps list and select the one you want to open. If you do not see the program you want to open, search for it in the Search the web and Windows text box, located in the Windows Taskbar, next to the Start button.

Windows 8

In Windows 8, the Accessories folder is not included in the Windows Start Menu. To access the Accessories folder programs, follow these steps.

  1. Check the Windows Start screen to see if the program you want to open is listed.
  2. If you do not find the program on the Windows Start screen, start typing the name of the program to search for the program in Windows.
  3. In the search results, select the program you want to open.

Windows 7 and earlier versions

The Accessories folder is available in Windows 7 and earlier versions of Windows. To access the Accessories folder, follow these steps.

  1. Open the Windows Start Menu.
  2. Click the All Programs option.
  3. Find and click the Accessories folder.
  4. Select the program you want to open.