A while back I was trying to setup a program to start at startup / boot. I got the right executable to run but I don't know where that executable is.

I could not find the startup folder (and since I am using Windows 10 Enterprise Edition I don't believe there is one). I also checked the registry. However there are no new files under Windows/CurrentVersion/Run.

Not sure where else I can look?


The startup folder on Windows 10 is located at:

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

(change your username here)

To directly access this folder, open Run, type shell:startup and hit Enter.

The location for ALL users is:

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

Yo open It directly you can you can press WinKey, type shell:common startup and hit Enter.

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