Where is the Windows Startup folder located?
The version of Windows on your computer may change the location of the Startup folder. Therefore, we've put together a listing of the default locations of the Startup folder in all versions of Windows.
Windows 8 and 10 users can quickly see what programs are starting up, and enable or disable those programs through the Startup tab in Task Manager.
Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10 users
For an individual user, the startup menu is in the following location, where %username% is the name of the Windows user account.
For all users on the computer:
Windows XP users
Like other versions of Windows, %username% is the folder containing the username of the account used to log in to Windows. The path for the Startup menu is as follows:
C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup