Startup folder path for each version of Windows

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Startup folder path

The startup folder path for each OS in Windows is as follows:

English
OS Japanese PassPath
Windows 8.1 C:\Users<User Name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Program\Startup C:\Users<User Name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
Windows 8 C:\Users<User Name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Program\Startup C:\Users<User Name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
Windows 7 C:\Users<User Name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Program\Startup C:\Users<User Name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
Windows Vista C:\Users<User Name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Program\Startup C:\Users<User Name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
Windows XP C:\Documents and Settings<User Name>\Start Menu\Program\Startup C:\Documents and Settings<User Name>\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

About the startup folder

If you put a content file, such as a .exe file (a shortcut) or a text file, in the startup folder, the file will be automatically started after Windows starts.

What is startup behavior in Windows 8?

For Windows 8, it runs when the desktop is displayed, not when the first Start menu (in modern format) is displayed.

About the Windows 8 startup folder

In Windows 8, the startup folder can no longer be opened from the Start menu, as in Windows 7 or earlier, so you must open the folder directly from Explorer.

About the AppData folder

By default, appdata folders in Windows Vista and later are no longer visible. In Windows Vista, Windows 7, check "View all files and folders" from Folder Options.

フォルダ オプションすべてのファイルとフォルダを表示する

For Windows 8, check "Hidden Files" from the Explorer menu.

隠しファイル