The Startup folder in Windows 10 contains a list of shortcuts of those applications that start when your Windows start. Earlier, you could easily access the Windows 7 startup folder from Start Menu > Startup. But where is the Startup folder in Windows 10?
What is Windows Startup folder?
The Startup folder in Windows OS is a folder where the operating system places shortcuts of programs that are needed to start with Windows. It is just one of such locations. If you open it, you will see a list of program shortcuts for apps that are meant to run automatically whenever the computer boots up.
Windows 10 startup folder location
To open the Windows 10 Startup folder:
- Open the WinX Menu
- Select Run to open the Run box
- Type shell:startup and hit Enter to open the Current Users Startup folder
- Type shell:common startup and hit Enter to open the All Users Startup folder.
Where is the Startup folder in Windows 10?
The Current Users Startup folder in Windows 10 is located at:
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.
Startup folder in Windows 10
The All Users Windows 10 Startup folder is located at:
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 your Windows in this folder.
How do I change what programs run at startup in Windows 10?
You can also delay Startup Programs or control the order in which they load when Windows boots.
This post on Windows Registry Startup Paths may also interest you.