|27 Dec 2011||#1|
Windows 7 Startup Folder Empty (visible, but empty)
My computer was hit a malware. I was able to clean/quarantine the malware, but my startup folder is empty.
From the Windows logo start, I am able to see the folders in "All Programs". But all the folders are empty. These startup folders are also empty when I navigate to their locations in Window Explorer.
My programs are still installed and I can start them from their installed locations. How do I rebuild the startup folder?
P.S. The "AppData" and the "ProgramData" folders are visible. I'd rather not create shortcuts to all my installed programs one at a time
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|27 Dec 2011||#2|
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Navigate to C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
AppData Is hidden use this tutorial to see it Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide
Then you will need to go to the programs .exe and create a shortcut and put it in the startup folder. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...r-program.html
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