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Windows 7: Access to Start Menu folder denied

06 Jul 2014   #1

Windows 7, 64-bit
Access to Start Menu folder denied

I'm using Windows 7.

I want to move a shortcut to my C:\Users\MyName\Start Menu\Startup folder so the program will start at boot-up.

Windows, however, denies me access to the Startup Menu folder, even though I have Administrator authority.

Any suggestions about what could be causing this?

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06 Jul 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

Refer to this Windows 7 Forum tutorial to get a program to launch when you start Windows.

Startup Programs - Change
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06 Jul 2014   #3

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Win 10 Pro x64

Have you tried accessing it through shell:startup

That will give you a different path than you pointed out above,

C:\Users\Derek\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Or, can't you just copy/paste directly to the startup folder in the start menu?
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