Finding the startup folder on Windows operating systems

Updated 1 week ago by Bryan Jones

Scope

This document covers how to find the start up folder in certain Windows operating systems.

Description

Back in the Windows XP and Windows 7 days, it used to be fairly easy to put things in to the startup folder. In more modern operating system this folder is much harder to find and can vary from version to version. Some software programs have an option to "start automatically" but some you might need add it manually.

Here are a couple of simple steps to find the Startup folder for the current user and also the common start up folder for all users.

To find the USER startup folder.

  1. Right Click on the start menu and choose run
  1. Type “shell:startup” and click ok.
  2. The startup folder will appear and you can drop shortcuts or applications into it.

To find the common startup folder for all users

  1. Right click on the start menu and choose run
    Run window on Windows Server showing how to access the common startup folder for all users.
  2. Type “shell:common startup” and click ok.
  3. The startup folder will appear and you can drop shortcuts or applications into it.

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