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Windows 7: Where are startup-folders in Win-7?

03 Jan 2010   #1
SarasotaSlim

Windows-7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Where are startup-folders in Win-7?

On Win-XP, one could browse into both per-user and system-wide
'startup' folders, where the shortcuts lived that pointed to apps
that get auto-started when you login.

So, how do I do that on Win-7 (Home Premium/64-bit)?

i.e. where do they hide this now?


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03 Jan 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

On Seven, there is a folder in the Stat Menu called Startup. You can also go into msconfig and look in the startup tab.

Hope this helps,
~Jonathan
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03 Jan 2010   #3
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

1.Press start
Show all programs
Scroll down
There is a folder called "Startup"

2.Press start
Write Shell:startup

there you go

EDIT: Jonathan was faster. Lost time looking for that icon
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03 Jan 2010   #4
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi SarasotaSlim and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Here you go. Note that you will need to enable viewing of hidden files and folders Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
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03 Jan 2010   #5
SarasotaSlim

Windows-7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Hi SarasotaSlim and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Here you go. Note that you will need to enable viewing of hidden files and folders Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
@Dwarf:

Ok, that was very helpful!

I got the files,folders,drive unhidden.
And, I got the 'per-user' startup folder defined as a desktop-shortcut.
[By default, that startup-folder says it's empty.]

But, the spec you gave for system-wide won't parse/navigate...fails because
there's no 'Users\All Users' (so the rest matters not)

There are 5 choices under Users, namely Administrator,Guest, Public, and the 2 user acct-names.

So, I'm still stuck, as to location for the system-wide startup.

Which is no doubt where the little devil that I'm trying to shutoff lives...
namely, the 'Windows Live Messenger'. Don't really need/want that.

More ideas?
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03 Jan 2010   #6
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

See my post here for the WLM problem.

Just for your peace-of-mind, to configure startup processes, go into the Startup tab in msconfig.
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03 Jan 2010   #7
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Here's the path for All Users:
Where are startup-folders in Win-7?-capture.png


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03 Jan 2010   #8
SarasotaSlim

Windows-7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

@Jonathan_King:

Cool...selecting just messenger from those others in Live Essentials, to remove from
the system, did the trick.

Thanks!

As to the path to the system-wide startup, that just does NOT exist on my system.
I check in both the file-explorer and in a cmd-window (Dos-box), and
there is no sub-dir under 'Users' called 'All Users'.

But, since I got the Live Messenger thing resolved, I can live for now, without
finding that other startup folder.

So, feel free to mark this thread solved.
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03 Jan 2010   #9
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Hi SarasotaSlim and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
Dwarf sorry, but as far as I know Windows 7 doesn't have All users folder.
I think it's now controlled by registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current version\RUN
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03 Jan 2010   #10
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Hi SarasotaSlim and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Here you go. Note that you will need to enable viewing of hidden files and folders Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
That should be C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Users\All Users is a junction which seems you have messed with the permissions of it....not good.
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