Recently installed the Win8 RTM on my MacBook air and made a short AutoHotkey script to reverse the scrolling to be like MacOSX Lion.

My question is... how do you run a script at startup on Windows 8, since the startup folder has been removed?

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The Startup folder still exists.

In order to quickly navigate to Startup folder, open Windows Explorer and input the following path in address bar with your user profile folder name, and then press Enter.

C:\Users\<User Profile folder name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Source: http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/where-is-startup-folder-how-to-edit-startup-items-in-windows-8/

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    Another way to write this path would be: %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup This should work even if the user's profile folder is on a remote server, or Windows is installed on a different drive.
    – Jack M.
    Jun 16, 2014 at 14:56

To open the Startup folder press Start-R, then enter: shell:startup


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