Microsoft officially revealed the latest Windows 11 OS which is scheduled to launch in late 2021. Windows 11 has already got appreciation in terms of new features and attractions. Some of the attractive features are Integrated Android app usage, latest widgets, Microsoft Teams integration, better multi-tasking features, virtual desktop support, and many more.
Coming to the article’s main topic, Windows 11 is sporting a brand new start menu which is quite different from Windows 10.
Design-wise it has various changes but works still similar to Windows 10. It allows users to access the apps and other information from its user interface. Startup Folder helps to boot the wanted programs along with the Windows booting time.
Windows 11 Startup folder location
Windows 11 comes with two startup folders. One is designed for the public and the other type is used for other user accounts that are configured on the system. It means the second folder is completely dedicated to each user created on the system. It means each user has its own Startup folder with apps of their choice to boot.
Access Windows 11 startup folder location – All users
The below location will give you access to all user’s startup folder locations in Windows 11.
By default, the ProgramData folder is a hidden folder. Make sure you’ve enabled view hidden files on Windows 11 before you open it.
Access Windows 11 startup folder location – User folder
To access the Windows 11 startup folder for the current user, follow the below steps.
- Click on the Win+R keyboard shortcut to open the run box.
- In the run box, enter
%AppData%and hit the Enter key.
- Now, the folder that opens, go to Microsoft>Windows>Start Menu>Programs>Startup.
Or you can use the below path to directly open the specific user startup folder. All you need to replace the “Username” with your username.
How to Add app to Windows 11 Startup folder?
Adding an app, file, or script to the Windows startup folder is a pretty simple process if you have the folder open. Use any one of the methods to open your startup folder on Windows 11 and follow the below steps.
- Create a shortcut of the app you want to add to the startup folder. Just create a shortcut of the exe file.
- Open the Startup folder.
- Paste the shortcut to the app in this folder.
- The next time you boot the system, the app will open automatically.
Windows 11 has some additional functionality items are introduced and some options are moved to some other category. However, the overall functionality and use are pretty much similar to Windows 10.
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