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Location of the Startup folder in Windows 10/8


Windows 10 startup folder location

The Current Users Startup folder in Windows 10/8 is located at:

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

These programs start up for the current logged in user only. To directly access this folder, open Run, type shell:startup and hit Enter.


Or to quickly open the folder, press WinKey, type shell:startup and hit Enter.


The All Users Windows 10/8 startup folder is located at:

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

These programs start up for all users. To open this folder, bring up the Run box, type shell:common startup and hit Enter.

Or to open the folder quickly, you can press WinKey, type shell:common startup and hit Enter.

You can add shortcuts of the programs you want to start with you Windows in this folder.


Last updated: 6 Febbraio 2018 by Pierluigi Minati