Windows 10 Startup Folder Location – How To Access

Let’s learn everything about Windows 10 Startup Folder and where is its location, how to access it in this detailed post.

What is Windows 10 Startup folder?

A Startup folder is a system folder, which contains shortcuts of applications which starts when your Windows 10 OS starts up. Sometimes we need to find the location of the startup folder to resolve some issues with our Windows computer or to remove some application from startup to reduce processor usage or RAM usage. This also makes our computer faster on boot-up. Let’s learn how to find the location with our tutorial below.

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Where is the Windows 10 Startup folder?

In Windows 7, you can easily access the startup folder by navigating Start Menu > Startup. But in windows 10, it’s in a different location. The Startup folder location will be in a folder like mentioned below.


Replace the word {username} with your username and paste it on the File Explorer bar at the top and hit enter to access it directly. If you don’t know your username, follow the below method.

How To Go To Location of Startup folder in Windows 10

Follow these below steps to access or find location of the Windows Startup folder in your Windows 10 computer.

Step 1: On your Keyboard, Press the windows key + “R”, the run dialogue box will be open. Or search for RUN command in the windows search.

Step 2: If you want to access the current users startup folder directly, then type the following command shell:startup in the run dialogue box and hit enter.

Step 3: If you want to access all the users startup folder, then change the command to shell:common and hit enter to access it.

Step 4: You will see a Windows startup folder window like in the screenshot below. Here you will find the application that will Startup when Windows Operating system Boots up. You can add application to windows startup folder easily by dragging and dropping the exe file location to the startup folder.

Step 5: That’s it, you can now make changes on your Windows 10 Startup folder and fix any issues.

Windows Startup Folder FAQ:

Can you change the Windows 10 startup folder location?

Yes, you can change the windows startup folder location with some advanced commands.

Can you delete the Windows 10 startup folder?

Yes, you can delete the Windows 10 startup folder but it will be recreated upon restart of your computer.

I hope you were able to access the correct location of the Startup folder in Windows 10 using our steps. Let us know in the comments below if you are facing any issues.

About The Author: Navaneethan is a fulltime technical writer who writes how-to tutorials in an easy step by step way. He has good technical knowledge of using Windows OS for 5 years and how to fix errors.

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