Windows 10 – Where’s the Start Up Folder

What has been bugging me recently is the fact that the applications that I had setup to start each time I boot my Window 10 MacBook Pro, does not come up any more.

I’m not sure if it was meant to come across during the upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 or that I’ve missed some sort of setting during the upgrade; fairly certain there wasn’t one but it’s neither here or there any more.

With this, it appears that it is much easier to get to the Start Up Folder within Windows 10. (Note: after testing, this too is in Windows 8.1 so I’m well a head of the curve ball…NOT!).

To get to your specific User Start Up Folder;

Simply hit the Windows + E to bring up the Explorer and enter in the following commandlet


As you can see, it should take you to the following directory

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


To get to the All Users Start Up Folder;

shell:common startup

As you can see, this commandlet should take you to the following directory

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


Either way, hope this assists someone out there!

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