The Startup folder in Windows 11/10 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 11/10?
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 11/10 startup folder location
To open the Windows 11/10 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 11/10?
The Current Users Startup folder in Windows 11/10 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 11/10
The All Users Windows 11/10 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 11/10?
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.