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Windows 11 startup additional location and autostart setting

Windows 11 startup is managed by folders in addition to system registration, and you can add shortcuts to automatically start after signing in. Stopping startup is as simple as deleting a shortcut. This page introduces the location of the startup folder and how to set up autostart.
Please refer to the following page for how to set automatic startup in the startup registry.

Startup folder location
By Startup Folder (Autostart) is for all users and user-specific and is set in a different location, so we are showing the respective startup folder locations. The setting location is different, but the method of setting up the startup folder is the same.

All users or user only?
It’s easier to manage if you add it to user-only startup. If you add it with startup of all users, it will be troublesome if you need to add users in a hurry, or if you initialize without deleting user data, startup settings will also remain.

Startup folder location for all users

This startup folder setting reflects the autostart setting for all users .

Open Startup folder for all users

You can open the Startup folder for all users by typing shell: common startup in the explorer address bar and clicking the → button . 

Location when opening all users Startup in explorer expansion
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

“Show hidden files” is required when opening with Explorer expansion.

User-only startup folder location

This startup folder setting reflects the auto-start setting only for the current user .

Open a user-only startup folder

You can open your own startup folder by typing shell: startup in the explorer address bar and clicking the → button .

Location when opening user-only startup in Explorer deployment
C:\Users\ pasoble \AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup Above, replace ” computerkin
” in the startup folder location with the ” username ” you are currently signed in with .

“Show hidden files” is required when opening with Explorer expansion.

 Add to startup folder and set autostart

Add to startup folder and autostart

Here, as an example, it explains how to automatically start the ” Mail ” app after signing in. 1. Copy and paste or drag and drop the shortcut of the app or folder that you want to start automatically to Startup.
 2. Confirm that the shortcut to auto-launch to startup has been added.
 Now any apps or other shortcuts you add to Startup will autostart after you sign in. If you restart your PC, or sign out and then sign back in, you can check whether shortcut apps added to startup start automatically.


Stop autostart added to Startup folder

If you want to disable autostart on startup, just delete the shortcut to stop autostart.
 This completes stopping automatic startup by the startup folder. At the next sign-in or start-up, apps with deleted shortcuts will not start automatically.

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