Why can't Windows 8 find the Startup Folder?

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Windows 8 is really nice to use! I was dazzled by how many new features there are. However, I have noticed that the Startup Folder can't be found. Before, I was able to control which programs are to be automatically started, since programs will automatically start if I put them inside this folder. Why can't I find it in Windows 8?


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First, please swipe up from the bottom of the screen when using Modern UI (If you're using a mouse, please right-click the mouse), then click "All apps".


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Then click "Run".


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Next, please enter shell:startup, and click "OK" after you are done.


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The long lost "Startup" folder appears. Now, you may put all the shortcuts of the programs you want automatically started into the folder.


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Article ID: 2806079 - Last Review: June 4, 2014 - Revision: 2.3
Applies to
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8 Pro
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