1.    06 Mar 2017 #1
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    Windows 10 x64

    Can't create a shortcut in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Startup


    I'm trying to create a shortcut of Setpoint.exe to "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Startup" but Windows won't let me.

    It's showing "Windows can't create a shortcut here. Create a shortcut to the desktop instead" error popup.

    Need some workarounds guys.
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  2.    06 Mar 2017 #2
    Join Date : Feb 2014
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    Windows 10 Professional

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyTh View Post
    I'm trying to create a shortcut of Setpoint.exe to "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Startup" but Windows won't let me.

    It's showing "Windows can't create a shortcut here. Create a shortcut to the desktop instead" error popup.

    Need some workarounds guys.
    Create it on the desktop then cut and paste it in the Startup folder; you'll need to be signed on as Admin.
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  3.    06 Mar 2017 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyTh View Post
    It's showing "Windows can't create a shortcut here. Create a shortcut to the desktop instead" error popup.
    Welcome to TenForums @AndyTh


    Yes, you are only allowed to create folders there. As @Edwin says, copy/cut and paste is the workaround.

    There are actually three places you can customise the Start Menu (All apps or Start-up), the area you are looking at is for 'all accounts'.
    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove items listed in All apps on the Start menu for your account, new accounts, or all accounts in Windows 10.
    All apps in Start menu - Add or Remove Items in Windows 10

    You are allowed to create a shortcut in the Start-up for your own account.
    C:\Users\<your-account>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
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  4.    06 Mar 2017 #4
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    Thread Starter

    Guys, like you said, I just sent a shortcut to the desktop and successfully moved the shortcut from the desktop to "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Startup".

    However, I've yet to find out if this will really work.

    The reason why I'm doing this is because strangely, Logitech Setpoint.exe is not starting up with Windows as it normally used to. So I'm trying to force it to startup when I login or reboot my system by manually creating shortcuts to the all users and current user startup directories.

    Let me know if you guys know a surefire trick.

    Anyway, big thanks to both of you for replying.
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  5.    06 Mar 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2014
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Startup
    This is a wrong place to create item for startup. You either create the shorcut in:

    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup ===> startup applied for yourself
    Or:
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup ===> applied for all users
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  6.    06 Mar 2017 #6
    Join Date : Mar 2017
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    This is a wrong place to create item for startup. You either create the shorcut in:

    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup ===> startup applied for yourself
    Or:
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup ===> applied for all users
    Roger that! Thanks!

    By the way, I've always been curious to know this. In "%APPDATA%" or as in "%TEMP%", what does the two %(percent) symbol signify or denote?
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  7.    06 Mar 2017 #7
    Join Date : Aug 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyTh View Post
    I've always been curious to know this. In "%APPDATA%" or as in "%TEMP%", what does the two %(percent) symbol signify or denote?
    It means read the value of the named environment variable and use it here in place of the %name%. Try it in a command prompt to see how it works...
    C:\Users\owner>cd %TEMP%
    C:\Users\owner\AppData\Local\Temp>cd %appdata%
    C:\Users\owner\AppData\Roaming>
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