Windows 10: Startup folder Solved

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  1.    29 Mar 2017 #1

    Startup folder


    I cannot find the startup folder on windows.. i have tried typing shell:startup but it says that windows could not find it...
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  2. Posts : 28,608
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17650
       29 Mar 2017 #2

    Hello Cerawy,

    For now, you might see if you may be able to find your startup items using an option in the tutorial below.

    Add, Delete, Enable, or Disable Startup Items in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials

    Did you move your user profile folder to another location to have caused the Startup folder to no longer be at its default location?
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  3.    29 Mar 2017 #3

    not as far as i remember... i tried looking in the task manager but it doesnt show any of my startup items.. and i cannot get to the startup folder... the closest i can get is to the appdata and roaming folders
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17650
       29 Mar 2017 #4

    If Task Manager has a Startup tab, then you might also look at the other locations in the tutorial above to see if any of them may have your startup items listed.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17650
       29 Mar 2017 #5

    Since the Startup folder is missing, you might see if opening an elevated command prompt, enter the command below, and press Enter may restore the Startup folder afterwards.

    attrib -h "%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup" /s /d
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  6.    29 Mar 2017 #6

    it says file not found
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  7. Posts : 28,608
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17650
       29 Mar 2017 #7

    Any luck with startup items at the other location?
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  •    29 Mar 2017 #8

    which location?
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    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       30 Mar 2017 #9

    If it does not exist, you can re-create it, then the command shell:startup will work.

    md "%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup"

    The other location is here, but it requires admin permission to access/change.

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

    Cerawy said: View Post
    i tried looking in the task manager but it doesnt show any of my startup items
    You can use Autoruns (Logon tab)
    , if that does not show anything, then they are most likely gone.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17650
       30 Mar 2017 #10

    Cerawy said: View Post
    which location?
    In addition to the above post by TairikuOkami, it would be the registry locations from Option 3 in the tutorial in post #2.
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