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Where is Startup File in Windows 7?

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#1 Hikermann


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Posted 28 February 2015 - 12:41 AM

Did a www search to answer that question, but all that comes up is:

C:\Users\<your  User name>\appdata\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\start Menu\Programs\startup
(unhide hidden folders)

PROBLEM:  My path is C:\Users\Owner\ ... but there is no AppData or Roaming.  Attempting to locate Microsoft\Windows is a negative.

Was previously on XP and, fortunately, the MS developers had kept it relatively straightforward, simple and logical to find "Microsoft\Windows\Startup" ... seems to me that their concept is that each "improvement" to Windows shall become more obtuse, unlike whatever was done previously, etc., etc.

Any direction in my search is appreciated.  Thank you.

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Posted 28 February 2015 - 05:29 AM

PROBLEM:  My path is C:\Users\Owner\ ... but there is no AppData or Roaming.  Attempting to locate Microsoft\Windows is a negative.

Double check hidden Files - Unhide system files.

App Data is there and Roaming but doesnt contain Startup unless you delve further and doesnt contain anything.

As mine looks - C:\Users\Anyone\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup


Or Try a search of C:\ with "startup" quoted.

If your looking for Startup items at boot , try Ccleaner / open it up go to Tools / Startups.

What are you trying to achieve anyway ? and yes Win 7 has changed from Xp but for the better i think.

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Posted 28 February 2015 - 07:43 AM

Not sure if this is exactly what you want.

If not, then somebody may have a better reply for you :) .


From M/soft MVPs -


What is location or path of the startup folder in Windows 7 ? (I used your question as my GOOGLE search base )

Follow the path via Regedit.
Through Folder Options, enable showing of hidden/system folders.

For current user: ...............
C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Window s\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

For all users: .................
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

READ http://forum.thewindowsclub.com/windows-tips-tutorials-articles/26430-windows-registry-startup-paths.html#post123035
Windows Registry Startup Paths
1. Via Start up folder.
2. Via Registry.
3.Programs to run at logon time or when explorer runs.

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Posted 28 February 2015 - 11:49 AM

Hi Hikermann :)

In order to see the "AppData" folder, you have to go in Folder Options, then check the Show hidden files, folders and drives radio button. You can access the Folder Options via the Control Panel, just switch the display type to big or small icons.

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