Where is the startup folder located in Windows 7 for a user and all users profile
Submitted by Koder on Wed, 01/27/2010 - 00:54
Have you ever wondered where is the startup folder for a user and all users profile in Windows Seven ? The startup folder can run programs on a user log on locally which can be very helpful in Windows systems administration tasks. Back in Windows XP days, this folder use to be located in C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup and for all users profile the location of the Startup folder use to be C:\Documents and Settings\All users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup. In Windows Seven however, access to the Documents and Settings folder is totally denied. So how can you run scripts and programs such as batch files on a user logon in Windows Seven ?
It is still pretty much done the same way, except the location of the startup folder is quite different. Many systems administrators carry out local systems administration tasks still by putting a batch file or program in the startup folder for an individual user or all users on a Windows Seven machine, hence when the user or all users log on to the machine] the batch file or program is executed locally.
The new location of the folders is as follows:
For an individual user:
For all users:
Here C: is the drive letter of your computers System Drive (Where the Windows folder is located)