If you want to open the startup folder in Windows 8.1 or 8, E.g. to auto start the programs with Windows, here is the solution for Windows (7, 8, 8.1)!
There is still a second startup folder shell:common startup this is responsible for all users, when here, an entry is made, or deleted, it is valid for all users on the PC. (... see Image-2 Arrow-1)
PS: Here is the alternative addresses!
Autostart for currently logged-on user:
shell:startup = %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
And startup folder all users:
shell:common startup = %programdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
shell:start menu is the Startmenu folder in Windows 8!
See also: # ... the entries for auto run in registry! # ... user auto login no password! # ... Disable auto turn off! # ... shell:folders?
FAQ 206: Updated on: July 14th 2018 23:27