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Startup folder

A Windows folder that contains pointers to applications (shortcuts) that are launched when Windows is started. See Win Startup folder.

In the Mac, startup apps can be added and deleted from Login items in the Users & Groups control panel.

Win Startup folder

Windows can run one or more of your applications automatically each time it starts by placing a shortcut to the application in the Startup folder. At startup, Windows looks in various locations for programs to run; however, the Startup folder is the simplest way to add your own (see Win Startup run sequence). To add an application to the Startup folder, do the following:

1. Launch Explorer.
2. Right click program icon.
3. Select Create Shortcut.
4. Drag shortcut into the appropriate folder below:

Windows 8.1 and 10
Press Windows Key+R for the Run command and type shell:startup. The Startup folder will appear.

Windows 7
c:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Windows XP
c:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

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