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Startup Folder In Vista?


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#1 Randy Poe

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 09:10 PM

I cannot seem to find "Documents and Settings" in Vista where I can put a program into the Startup folder for all users. Please tell me how to navigate to this. Thanks!

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 09:44 PM

Interesting question, Randy.

On my single-user Vista Ultimate PC,

my menu is found here:

C:\users\John\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

Since I don't have a second user, I'm not sure I can test this,

but I also have a

C:\users\default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

too. It doesn't have a "startup" folder, but perhaps one could be added?

Dunno.

Maybe it's worth a try?

Let us know, OK?


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Posted 17 March 2007 - 09:51 PM

Ah,

even better -

Click the "Start" button, Click "All Programs" then right click the "Startup" folder.

Notice one of the options is "Open All Users".

Select it, and try putting the shortcut to the program you want to run for all users there.

Let us know if this works, OK?


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Posted 18 March 2007 - 12:40 AM

I think the (MS) intended way is to right click the task bar. Click Properties and then the Start Menu Tab. If you then click customise and advanced, you will be taken direct to the folder.

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 09:52 PM

Thanks for the advice! JohnWho's second post worked great. Uhaligani's suggestion did not work for me, cause I could not find an "advanced" tab or button there. Probably was just me :huh: But all is set now, thanks again!

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 01:59 AM

[quoteUhaligani's suggestion did not work for me, cause I could not find an "advanced" tab or button there. [/quote]
Anyone still reading with feedback on this one? I have tried to emulate this path through different channels and always get the advanced button??

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 07:56 AM

Thanks for the advice! JohnWho's second post worked great. Uhaligani's suggestion did not work for me, cause I could not find an "advanced" tab or button there. Probably was just me :huh: But all is set now, thanks again!



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Posted 21 March 2007 - 01:25 PM

uhaligani, 'advanced' is there in XP, but the only button/choice I have in "customize start menu" is 'use default settings'. :huh:

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 11:03 PM

I think I've found it! Try...

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

Good luck!

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 12:26 AM

Ok, Hi, new to the forums, recently went about the idea of adding a shortcut to my start up folder on Windows Vista. One problem, NO Startup In Sight!!

I freaked out for a minute then decided to go looking for it. Now After several minutes of searching, it is done, i have found the StartUp Folder, and here is how to navigate to it:

C:\Users\Your_Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup // For individual users
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup // For all users

But instead of Your_Name, please put in your log-in name. // Dur :huh:


Here is how the miracle happened. And how to get there yourself:

1) Must be administrator (to change anything in there)

2) Click on the Start Button (Evil Windows Vista Logo bottom left)

3) Click on All Programs

4) Scroll down to a folder called StartUp

5) Right-Click on the folder and move your mouse up to Explore

6) There you go, you now have the folder opened up for your editing convenience. :huh:

Note*: Yes Explore All Users opens up the start up folder for all users.



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Edited by DraftJoker, 09 February 2008 - 12:33 AM.


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Posted 09 February 2008 - 08:15 AM

On my system, the Startup folder is located by going to Start...All Programs...and scrolling down to "Startup" - this is the current user's Startups that are located here:
C:\Users\<Profile Name Here?\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

The "All Users" startup is now replaced by this: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 04:18 PM

Here is another way:

Go to   "Start" then "Run"  type in   msconfig  hit enter   then go to StartUp Tab.    Check or Uncheck grograms.

You have to restart your computer for changes to be effective.

 

You can search on the internet to find out what the program does to decide whether or not you need to leave an item checked.

 

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