In the default setting of Windows 11, the shortcuts “Settings”, “Pictures” and “Documents”, which appeared in the previous version in the left sidebar of the start menu, are missing. How to restore these links.
Windows 11: Quickly navigate to important folders using links
Open the “Settings” and go to the “Personalization” tab. Scroll down, open “Start” and then “Folder”. Use the switches to activate the required links in the following list. These will now appear in the start menu at the bottom right next to your user name.
In Windows 11 you control the display of the shortcuts in the start menu via the “Personalization” app in the settings.
Use alternative start menu for Windows 11