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Windows 7: Startup folder missing


02 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 
Startup folder missing

My Startup folder has disappeared from the Start menu.
Any ideas to get it back?

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02 Jun 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Ken,

The Startup folders are located at the hidden folders below. Do you still have them if you manually navigate to it?

C:\Users\(User-Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

You can also type the command below in the Start Menu search box and press enter to open the user-name location above.

shell:startup
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02 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Brink.
I navigated to the first link and found it's 'disabled' I tried right-clicking on it and going into 'Properties' but couldn't see a way to 'enable' it. Would deleting the word 'disabled' do it ?

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup takes me to an empty folder.

I can get to 'startup' from 'msconfig' OK
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02 Jun 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ken,

I'm not sure what you mean by "disabled". Could you post a screenshot of this?
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03 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 

As requested


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03 Jun 2011   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Thats just a folder named "~Disabled" ....Whatever software you were using to manage the startup folder created that.
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03 Jun 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ken,

~Disable appears to just be a folder in the Startup folder. Is there anything in ~Disable? If not, are you able to just delete ~Disable?

Also, check the Properties of the Startup folder to see if it has the Hidden box checked or not. If so, unhide it.
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03 Jun 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 

Some confusion. The word is 'Disabled' not 'Delete'

Anyway, I opened the folder and it just contains a shortcut for Opera browser.

The Hidden box is not checked in Startup folder properties.
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03 Jun 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

See if moving the Opera shortcut in the Startup folder itself (if you wanted Opera to run at startup), then delete the ~Disable folder.
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04 Jun 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 

I deleted the 'Disabled' folder and now have an empty Startup folder.

Startup folder is still missing from Start Menu but I think we should leave it at that. It's no big deal and I can get at 'startup' thru 'msconfig'
I only have 3 items starting.
So, thanks Brink - let's close this one.
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