Where is my folder


  1. Posts : 21
    windows 7 64 Pro
       #1

    Where is my folder


    I wanted to put a program in the startup folder and "poof" it doesn't seem to be where it was before.
    Ie. I lost it.
    I tried typing in the search box "startup" and nothing came up that says "startup"
    any ideas on how I can find it?

    thanks for any help.
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  2. Posts : 71,248
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    Hello bbqbrisket, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    Just to clarify, do you mean that the program's shortcut is no longer in your "Startup" folder, or the program is no longer located where it was installed or saved at?

    There are two Startup folders in Windows. They are hidden folders, so you'll need to set to have hidden folder show to see them.

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

    (All Users)
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup


    Startup Programs - Change

    Hope this helps, :)
    Shawn
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  3. Posts : 21
    windows 7 64 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    HI


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

    well this is the folder I am looking for. I did finally find it but as you say it seems hidden.
    how do I unhide it and why is it hidden?
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  4. whs
    Posts : 26,210
    Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
       #4

    1. Easiest to get to the startup folder is to type shell:startup into the start/search field and hit Enter


    2. Next time don't move the folder there but a shortcut of the folder.

    3. To unhide folders, see this: https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/56005-file-folder-hide-unhide.html
    Last edited by whs; 14 Oct 2013 at 15:13.
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  5. Posts : 71,248
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #5

    Good news.

    I wouldn't recommend to unhide the AppData folder. This is a system folder that is hidden to protect it and should remain hidden. If you like, you could use the context menu added by the tutorial below to make it easier to show or hide hidden files as needed.

    Show - Hide Hidden Files - Add to Context Menu
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  6. Posts : 21
    windows 7 64 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #6

    whs said:
    1. Easiest to get to the startup folder is to type shell:startup into the start/search field and hit enter


    2. Next time don't move the folder there but a shortcut to the folder.

    3. To unhide folders, see this: https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/56005-file-folder-hide-unhide.html

    perfect...another satisfied customer.

    Thanks much
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  7. whs
    Posts : 26,210
    Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
       #7

    bbqbrisket said:
    whs said:
    1. Easiest to get to the startup folder is to type shell:startup into the start/search field and hit enter


    2. Next time don't move the folder there but a shortcut to the folder.

    3. To unhide folders, see this: https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/56005-file-folder-hide-unhide.html

    perfect...another satisfied customer.

    Thanks much
    You are welcome.
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