How to Access Windows 10 Startup Folder?

Windows is a convenient operating system; you can access to any file or folder without running commands. Are you want to open Windows 10 Startup folder? Searching start menu for the folder? The startup folder option is removed from Windows operating system from Windows 8 version.

The startup folder contains all startup programs list; these programs load automatically when you turn on the computer. If you are planning to add or remove a program from the list accessing startup menu is a must.

How to Access Windows 10 Startup Folder?

Accessing startup folder in Windows 10 isn’t a tough task. You can access the startup folder in two methods. Follow the below steps.

Accessing Startup Folder in Windows 10 – Easy Method

This step is pretty easy and simple; even a novice user can access startup folder using this method.

Startup Folder In Windows 10

First, open the File Explorer. Here you can see the address bar which is same like browser address bar. When you open any folder in File Explorer, you will see the path of the directory in the address bar. To access the Startup folder in Windows 10, type this path in File Explorer address bar.

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

You can also use the following path to access the startup folder in Windows 10 for a specific user without disturbing the Settings.

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

Above replace the username with your PC username to work. To know the username go to C://Users to find the username.

Method 2

This method is command based, and you don’t need to open file explorer.

Shell Command

  1. Open the run command box with administrator rights.
  2. Now enter the below command in the run box.

shell:common startup

Like in the above method 1, you can access the startup folder using specific user. For a specific user access open the run command and enter the following code.


That’s it; now you can access Windows 10 startup folder using two easy methods. Do you have any doubt or query regarding this topic or any related query, please use the comment box.

Rahul is the Editor-in-Chief at Thetechhacker, Phone Opinions, and Ask Hacker. After realizing an obsession with technology, he left his job career to write about technology.

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