startup tab in task manager is blank

I recently upgraded my Windows 7 to Windows 8 pro and all is working OK except when I open the task manager the startup tab is blank all 
the other tabs are working well  but it does not list any startup items. Could anyone please tell me what to do to populate the startup tab.
Thank you
Robert

 

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Last updated September 21, 2018 Views 21,086 Applies to:
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I had this problem too.  But, I managed to solve it.

I had deleted empty folders in my start menu.  Apparently, not having a Startup folder in the Start Menu causes the new Task Manager to not show any startup items.  Re-creating the empty Startup folder in my Start Menu made the other startup items reappear in the list for me.

So, make sure you have a Startup folder under Programs in both your personal start menu (default of "C:\Users\_username_\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup") and the all users one (default of "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup").

Hope that helps you too.

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for me it helped to recreate the "Startup" folder in: D:\Users\<<Username>>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

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