How to get Startup folder in Start, All Programs - Windows 7. It is currently missing, therefore I cannot easily put in new programs that I want to run when booting up.

Recently had to re-install Win7 on a new Dell desktop. I find that there is no Startup folder appearing in the list of programs accessed via the Start button. On the original install it was there. How can I get it back?
 

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Last updated August 24, 2019 Views 924,424 Applies to:
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You can mouse into the All Users Startup folder by going to:

Start > All Programs, then right-click on Startup and selecting "Open".

This direct route should work for admins even if the "show hidden files and folders" setting isn't activated and the "C:\Program Data" directory is not visible.

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Your personal startup folder should be C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup.

The All Users startup folder should be C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup.

You can create the folders if they aren't there.  Enable viewing of hidden folders to see them.
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