Where is auto startup folder in Windows 10?

It took today on Windows 10 to add a shortcut to the program in startup, started looking in the menu, but there is no it.

Therefore, I will describe a couple of options where to find this folder “Startup”.

Option 1) The folder for each user is located separately, for example, in my case (user admin), the path to it is:

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

admin can be replaced with the correct user name and paste this path into the address bar of the explorer. The AppData folder is hidden, so if you open folders one by one, you will have to type it manually in the address bar of the explorer.

Option 2) Open the line “Run” in the menu or by pressing Win+R and type:


In this case, the “Startup” folder of the current user will be displayed.
To open the shared folder “Startup” which is valid for all users, type:

shell:common startup

To remove something from the startup, you do not have to delete the shortcut from the Startup folder, you can open the Task Manager with the shortcut Ctrl+Shift+Esc and the “Startup” right-click the desired object and select “Disable“. In this tab, you can also disable objects that are added to the startup registry.


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