Startup folder

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  1. Posts : 956
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       #1

    Startup folder is missing


    It seems like my startup folder is missing, is it possible to get it back somehow?

    Solved, doing a system file check brings back the startup folder.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 21 Mar 2021 at 04:21.
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  2. Posts : 61,917
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       #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. Posts : 956
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I don't think so. I have tried looking in task manager, but it doesn't show any of my startup items. Also, i cannot seem to get to the startup folder in the registry, the closest i can get is the appdata and roaming folders.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 30 Mar 2021 at 12:12.
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  4. Posts : 61,917
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       #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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  5. Posts : 61,917
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       #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. Posts : 956
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #6

    It says file not found.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 26 May 2018 at 16:52.
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  7. Posts : 61,917
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       #7

    Any luck with startup items at the other location?
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  8. Posts : 956
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    Thread Starter
       #8

    Which location, exactly?
    Last edited by Cerawy; 30 Mar 2021 at 12:12.
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  9. Posts : 5,200
    Windows 11 Home
       #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:
    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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  10. Posts : 61,917
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    Cerawy said:
    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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